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Davis, Norman 1913-

Overview
Works: 147 works in 654 publications in 5 languages and 8,989 library holdings
Genres: Arthurian romances  Poetry  History  Records and correspondence  Sources  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Romances  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Genealogy  Manuscripts 
Roles: Editor, Author, Performer, Other, Author of introduction, Publisher, Creator, Compiler, Honoree, Adapter
Classifications: PR2065, 821.1
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Most widely held works about Norman Davis
 
Most widely held works by Norman Davis
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Gawain-poet( Book )

49 editions published between 1955 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three epic poems from 14th century England speak of life during the age of chivalry. Translated from medieval English
A Chaucer glossary by Norman Davis( Book )

31 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed as a practical aid to the reading of Chaucer, this glossary may be used with any of the widely read editions of his works. Its primary aim is to explain the meanings of words and phrases used by Chaucer in ways that are unfamiliar in modern English. The glossary includes many words now in common use that had a different range of senses or occurred in phrases characteristic of Chaucer's language, but it does not include words used by him as they are today. (Fl)
English and medieval studies, presented to J.R.R. Tolkien on the occasion of his seventieth birthday by Norman Davis( Book )

22 editions published in 1962 in 3 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non-cycle plays and fragments by Norman Davis( Book )

15 editions published in 1970 in English and English, Middle and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paston letters by John Paston( Book )

19 editions published between 1900 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Pastons of Norfolk left behind them, in the earliest great collection of family letters in English, an incomparable picture of life in fifteenth-century England -- it's private ambitions, anxieties, hopes, and loves in the midst of political turmoil, local anarchy, and war abroad and at home. The letters, with their wealth of competent, practical writing, illustrate as no other documents can the capacity of the English language at a critical period of its history. Though the letters have long been widely known, they have not been newly edited for over fifty years. Professor Davis has chosen 95 of the most interesting letters, by 26 different writers, and has edited them afresh from the manuscripts, with an introduction, selected criticism, explanatory notes, and a glossary"--Jacket
The Paston letters; a selection in modern spelling by John Paston( Book )

39 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pastons of Norfolk left behind them an incomparable picture of life in fifteenth-century England in the earliest great collection of family letters
Sweet's Anglo-Saxon primer by Henry Sweet( Book )

50 editions published between 1953 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old English language Grammar (BNB/PRECIS) This ed originally published: 1953
Paston letters and papers of the fifteenth century ; [in 3 parts]( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middle English studies : presented to Norman Davis in honour of his seventieth birthday by Douglas Gray( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paston letters and papers of the fifteenth century by George Paston( Book )

25 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and English, Middle and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Paston family papers provide an incomparable picture of life in fifteenth-century England, and richly illustrate the resources of the language at an important period. They have long been consulted by historians and other students of the fifteenth century for their information about social history and politics, both within East Anglia and also nationally. This authoritative edition, by Professor Norman Davis--formerly Director of the Early English Text Society--was published by the Clarendon Press in 1971 (volume I) and 1976 (volume II) but has long been out of print. In addition to the letters and papers themselves, Volume I contains excellent biographical sketches of the writers, a full comparative chronological table, and an informative introduction to the separate documents. Volume II contains correspondence addressed to the Pastons by others than members of the family. This is arranged in chronological order under the names of the recipients, and in addition some sixty miscellaneous documents are also included. A third volume, which Professor Davis was unable to complete before his death, is in preparation, edited by Dr. Richard Beadle and Professor Colin Richmond. This will include the remaining text and the indexes, and will complete the series
Beowulf : reproduced in facsimile from the unique manuscript, British Museum MS. Cotton Vitellius A. XV ; with a transliteration and notes( Book )

3 editions published in 1959 in English, Old and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Westchester patriarchs : a genealogical dictionary of Westchester County, New York, families prior to 1755 by Norman Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non-cycle plays and the Winchester dialogues : facsimiles of plays and fragments in various manuscripts and the dialogues in Winchester College MS33( Book )

14 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford history of English literature( Book )

in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beowulf by Beowulf( Recording )

7 editions published between 1966 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Pearl Poet( )

15 editions published between 1959 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of Gawain's quest for the Green Chapel and his puzzling encounters with Sir Bercilak and his lady
The Norwich grocer's play [text B] by Anon( )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Recording )

6 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paston letters and papers of the fifteenth century by Paston family( Book )

21 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Tyndale's English of controversy: the Chambers memorial lecture delivered at University College, London, 4 March 1971 by Norman Davis( Book )

9 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A Chaucer glossary
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A Chaucer glossaryPaston lettersThe Paston letters; a selection in modern spellingSweet's Anglo-Saxon primerPaston letters and papers of the fifteenth century ; [in 3 parts]Middle English studies : presented to Norman Davis in honour of his seventieth birthdayPaston letters and papers of the fifteenth centuryWestchester patriarchs : a genealogical dictionary of Westchester County, New York, families prior to 1755
Alternative Names
Norman Davis académicu británicu (1913–1989)

Norman Davis LIteraturprofessor

Норман Дэвис

諾曼·戴維斯

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