Title Background

<i>Piers Plowman</i>: A Facsimile of the Z-Text in Bodleian Library Oxford, Oxford, MS Bodley 851.

Piers Plowman: A Facsimile of the Z-Text in Bodleian Library Oxford, Oxford, MS Bodley 851.

Preceding the facsimile, Charlotte Brewer, “The Z-Text of Piers Plowman” (1-21) outlines the history of comment on the various versions, authorial and scribal, of PPl, and accounts for the disparagement of the alleged Z text by both Skeat and Kane in the editorial principles and practices each had adopted. A. G. Rigg, “MS Bodley 851” (23-42) is based on “Medieval Latin Poetic Anthologies (II),” MS 40 (1978): 387-407, revised with respect to bibliography, dating, localization, and material regarding the Z text from William Langland. Piers Plowman: The Z Version, ed. A. G. Rigg and Charlotte Brewer (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1983).

Rev. A. S. G. Edwards, Æstel 3 (1995): 105-09; Ralph Hanna III, YLS 9 (1995): 183-90; A. V. C. Schmidt, MAE 64 (1995): 314-15; Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, MLR 91 (1996): 959-61; Lister Matheson, N&Q 43 (1996): 77-78; Derek Pearsall, Speculum 71 (1996): 702-4.

Volume

Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1994.

Author

Brewer, Charlotte and A. G. Rigg, eds.