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English Psalms in the Middle Ages, 1300-1450

Annie Sutherland


This book explores vernacular translations, adaptations, and paraphrases of the biblical psalms, c. 1300–450. Focusing on a varied body of texts, it examines translations of the complete Psalter as well as renditions of individual psalms and groups of psalms. Exploring who translated the psalms, and how and why they were translated, the book also considers who read these texts and how and why they were read. Grounded in exploration of contemporary wills and testaments, alongside extensive manuscript evidence, Chapter 1 examines the circulation of vernacular psalm versions. Chapter 2 considers ... More

Keywords: psalms, Psalter, Bible, liturgy, prayer, translation, paraphrase, interpretation, Latin, vernacular

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198726364
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726364.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Annie Sutherland, author
University Lecturer in English, Somerville College, University of Oxford