English Medieval Religious Lyrics

BookEnglish Medieval Religious Lyrics

English Medieval Religious Lyrics

Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies


November 1st, 1992

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This volume provides a representative sample of the major genres of English medieval religious lyric. The arrangement of the texts are an important part of its value as an instrument of teaching and understanding, and the notes are extensive.

The choice of texts is admirable... providing a representative sampling of all the major genres of religious lyric.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Title Page4
Copyright Pgae5
Select Bibliography14
Other Abbreviations18
List of Manuscripts and Locations20
Texts Numbers24
1–3. The Fall. The Promise of Redemption24
4–16. Annunciation and Nativity26
17–21. The Passion of Christ38
22–5. Mary at the Foot of the Cross41
26–30. Complaints of Christ48
31–6. The Memory of Christ's Passion54
37–40. The Triumph of Christ58
41–5. Christ's Love for Sinful Man62
46–9. Songs of Love-longing70
50–4. Prayers to Christ74
55–65. Prayers and Poems to the Virgin Mary80
66–70. Prayers to Saints and the Guardian Angel96
71–2. Mysteries of the Faith100
73–6. Christian Hope and Joy101
77–80. Penitence and the Christian Life103
81–90. The Frail Life of Man. The Last Things106
91–2. The Pilgrim's Final Rest118
Latin words and Phrases Occurring in the Lyrics194
Index of First Lines196