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The Resource The Court of Sapience, edited by E. Ruth Harvey

The Court of Sapience, edited by E. Ruth Harvey

Label
The Court of Sapience
Title
The Court of Sapience
Statement of responsibility
edited by E. Ruth Harvey
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • enm
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The medieval English allegorical poem, The Court of Sapience, was written in the middle of the fifteenth century by an unknown author. It is best described as an encyclopaedia: in the allegory the poet describes the nature and activities of wisdom in all its aspects. He includes a moving account of the fall of a man and his restoration by divine wisdom; then he leads his dreamer through a landscape where all the traditional beauties of nature are catalogued and assigned their properties. The visit to the castle of Sapience, inhabited by all the branches of learning and the seven restorative virtues, completes the poem as we have it. The first edition was an early production of Caxton's press, and it was reprinted by his successor, Wynkyn de Worde. This is a new edition of Caxton's text of the poem. Variant readings from the extant manuscripts have investigated in detail and are discussed in the lengthy introduction and extensive commentary. The poem is an attractive work in itself, and has been admired by C.S. Lewis and other modern critics. It is also a valuable witness to the taste of the early Tudor period
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Cataloging source
N$T
Index
index present
Language note
Middle English text, English introduction and commentary
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1370?-1451
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Harvey, E. Ruth
  • Lydgate, John
Series statement
Toronto medieval texts and translations,
Series volume
2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • POETRY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • English language
Label
The Court of Sapience, edited by E. Ruth Harvey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Attributed to John Lydgate since the sixteenth century ... proved ... not the work of Lydgate.": P. xxi
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-194) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1005843403
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xlv, 226 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781487592837
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1vx06d1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1005843403
Label
The Court of Sapience, edited by E. Ruth Harvey
Publication
Note
"Attributed to John Lydgate since the sixteenth century ... proved ... not the work of Lydgate.": P. xxi
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-194) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1005843403
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xlv, 226 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781487592837
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1vx06d1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1005843403

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