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The medieval north of England has been underexplored to date, and this volume may be seen as an invitation for further exploration. It brings together scholars with shared interests in language, literature, culture, history and manuscript studies, viewed from different disciplinary perspectives such as English philology, historical linguistics and medieval literature. While many scholars have thus far been debating the dividing lines between north and south as well as between north, Midlands and south, the contributors to this volume are interested in texts produced in the north, the providence of which has been determined by way of affiliation to religious and civic writing centres including the important monastic houses in the north (such as Durham, York and the Yorkshire Cistercian houses). Most of the contributions grow out of recent and ongoing research projects that touch upon different aspects of the north of England in the medieval period. Concentrating on the north as a centre of manuscript production, dissemination and reception, this volume aims also at illustrating the fluidity of boundaries and communication, and the resulting links to different geographical regions.
‘This highly innovatory and interdisciplinary volume really brings the medieval north of England alive. It shows what can be achieved when scholars from different areas of the humanities work together.’ Emeritus Professor Joan C. Beal, University of Sheffield
'For those interested in the formation of regional identities in #medieval Europe, or in the north of England, the chapters collectively provide a rich and fascinating conversation'
- Review in Medieval Archaeology.
Series Editors’ Preface
List of Figures
Notes on Contributors
Setting the Scene: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Medieval North of England – Anita Auer, Denis Renevey, Camille Marshall and Tino Oudesluijs
1. Northern Spirituality Travels South: Rolle’s Middle English Encomium Oleum Effusum Nomen Tuum in Lincoln College Library, MS 91, and Dublin, Trinity College, MS 155 – Denis Renevey
2. Mechtild of Hackeborn and Cecily Neville’s Devotional Reading: Images of the Heart in Fifteenth-Century England – Naoë Kukita Yoshikawa
3. Langage o northrin lede: Northern Middle English as a Written Medium – Merja Stenroos
4. A Pystille Made to a Cristene Frende: A Translation of Walter Hilton’s Epistola ad Quemdam Seculo Renunciare Volentem in a Northern Anthology, London, British Library, MS Additional 33971 – Marleen Cré
5. ‘So to interpose a little ease’: Northern Hermit-lit – Ralph Hanna
6. The Children of the York Plays – Richard Beadle
7. Linguistic Regionalism in the York Corpus Christi Plays – Anita Auer
8. The Hermit and the Sailor: Readings of Scandinavia in North-East English Hagiography – Christiania Whitehead
9. Towards a Nuanced History of Early English Spelling: Old Northumbrian Witnesses and Northern Orthography – Marcelle Cole