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Latin Sermon Collections from Later Medieval England
Orthodox Preaching in the Age of Wyclif

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature

  • Date Published: March 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521841825

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  • Almost all sermons were written in Latin until the Reformation. This scholarly study describes and analyzes such collections of Latin sermons from the golden age of medieval preaching in England--the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Basing his studies on the extant manuscripts, Siegfried Wenzel analyzes their sermons and occasions. He covers many of the broader late medieval debates on preaching, as well as the attitudes of orthodox preachers to Lollardy.

    • Survey of an important feature of late medieval European culture
    • Descriptive analysis of about forty manuscript collections of medieval sermons, with inventories and index
    • A methodology for reading and studying medieval sermons
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This impressive study is the culmination of more than forty years of Siegfried Wenzel's scholarly investigation of sermon manuscripts and, more generally, preaching in late medieval England."
    -Patrick J. Horner, F.S.C., Manhattan College

    "Wenzel's detailed description of the sermon collections is an invaluable road map, which will enable scholars and students of medieval sermon literature and preaching to explore a myriad of topics."
    -Carolyn Muessig, University of Bristol, Journal of Medieval Studies

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521841825
    • length: 740 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 44 mm
    • weight: 1.25kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Collections:
    1. Overview
    2. John Sheppey (SH)
    3. Richard FitzRalph (FI)
    4. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Auct.F.inf.2 (F)
    5. John Waldeby (WA)
    6. Thomas Brinton (BR)
    7. Philip Repingdon (RE)
    8. John Felton (FE)
    9. Mirk's Festial
    10. Robert Rypon (RY)
    11. Cambridge, Pembroke College, MS 199 (P1)
    12. Cambridge, Pembroke College, MS 257 (P2)
    13. Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College, MS 356/583 (C)
    14. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 649 (O)
    15. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud misc. 706 (R)
    16. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud misc. 200 (L)
    17. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Lat. th. d. 1 (Q)
    18. John Dygon (DY)
    19. Oxford, Magdalen College, MS 96 (CO)
    20. Oxford, Balliol College, MS 149 (S)
    21. Henry Chambron
    22. Toulouse, Bibliothèque Municipale, MS 342 (D)
    23. Cambridge, University Library, MS Kk.4.24 (B)
    24. Cambridge, Jesus College, MS 13 (J)
    25. Worcester Cathedral Library, MS.F.126 (X)
    26. Worcester Cathedral Library, MS F.10 (W)
    27. Hereford Cathedral Library, MS O.iii.5 (E)
    28. Oxford, Trinity College, MS 42 (V)
    29. Richard Alkerton
    30. Thomas Wimbledon, 'Redde rationem'
    31. Cambridge, University Library, MS Ii.3.8 (A)
    32. Arras, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 184 (154) (Z)
    33. London, St Paul's Cathedral Library, MS 8 (Y)
    34. London, British Library, MS Harley 331 (H)
    35. Manchester, John Rylands Library, MS Latin 367 (M)
    36. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Barlow 24 (N)
    37. Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 392 (K)
    38. On the margins
    Part II. Occasions of Preaching:
    39. Introduction
    40. Preaching in the medieval church and in the parishes
    41. Bishops as preachers
    42. Monastic preaching
    43. The Friars
    44. University preaching
    45. Other occasions
    Part III. Orthodox Preaching:
    46. An English theology
    47. Preaching and the pastoral office
    48. The word of God and Pastoralia
    49. The preacher's voice
    50. Orthodox and heterodox
    Final reflections
    Works cited

  • Author

    Siegfried Wenzel, University of Pennsylvania
    Siegfried Wenzel is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America and has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies and the Guggenheim Foundation.

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