Oxford Corpus Christi College MS 201 and Its Copy of Piers Plowman
In this essay, Horobin investigates one of the most important, yet textually divergent, copies of the B text of PPl. Corpus Christi College Oxford 201 has often divided critics who have been frustrated by its numerous erratic and scribal readings. Horobin offers a reading of the manuscript’s reworking of the poem’s structure, numerous revisions, added lines and passages, and considers the light they shed on the manuscript’s production and early readership.
Middle English Texts in Transition: A Festschrift Dedicated to Toshiyuki Takamiya on his 70th Birthday, ed. by Simon Horobin and Linne Mooney (York: York Medieval Press; Woodbridge: Boydell, 2014), pp. 21-39.