The Macregol Gospels or The Rushworth Gospels
Edition of the Latin text with the Old English interlinear gloss transcribed from Oxford Bodleian Library, MS Auctarium D. 2. 19
Kenichi Tamoto | Aichi University
This work is composed of two parts. The first or introductory part, contains a palaeographical discussion about Bodleian Library, MS Auctarium D.2.19, that is to say, the MacRegol Gospels or the Rushworth Gospels, edited by Kenichi Tamoto, and which forms the second and main part of this book. The provenience of the MS, the Latin text, the use of the MS, and the Old English gloss are discussed in detail in the introductory part. The chief aim that the author set himself is firstly to survey preceding printed versions of the MS, such as Stevenson & Waring (1856-65) and W.W. Skeat (1871-87), and secondly to publish the complete edition of the MS with the whole Latin text interlineally glossed in Old English. This work will stimulate further research into the MS, in particular the comparative study of Old English glosses, such as those of the Lindisfarne Gospels.
[Not in series, 180] 2013. cxxxix, 339 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Dr. Tamoto's edition of the Rushworth Gospels is a permanent contribution to the history of antiquarian philology.”
Shoichi Watanabe, Prof. emeritus of Sophia (Jochi) University of Japan
“For the first time, the Latin text of the Macregol Gospels and its Old English interlinear gloss have been brought together in a single complete edition. This is an impressive achievement that combines detailed contextual analysis and a remarkable level of attention to scribal and orthographic problems. Tamoto’s edition is a most timely contribution that will serve to further stimulate the growing interest in Old English translations of the Gospels.”
Marcelle Cole, University of Leiden
“The arrival of the new edition of The Macregol Gospels is a long-awaited sensational event in the world of English philology [...] After years of close analysis and detailed research on the manuscript, the first complete edition of The Macregol Gospels has been published. [...] The first or introductory part of the book provides detailed analysis of the codex and its text, and the history of the studies on the manuscript [...] The second or main part of the edition is the scrupulous transcription of the manuscript. The Latin text runs with the Old English interlinear gloss given in a decreased text size, just as in the original manuscript. Although the original large decorated capitals and coloured initials are reduced to normal letters, and though minor alterations are made for the readers' convenience (certain kinds of abbreviations are expanded for example), the pages of the transcribed text have a fine layout which conveys the solemn and composed atmosphere produced by the original [...] The wished-for definitive edition has now arrived, [..].”
Yuki Shimonaga, in Soundings Vol. 39, 123-125, 2013
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Literature & Literary Studies
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CFF: Historical & comparative linguistics
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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number: 2013004615 | Marc record