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Hanna, Ralph

Works: 97 works in 268 publications in 4 languages and 5,697 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Humor  Manuscripts  History  Poetry  Catalogs  Romances  Biography  Bibliography‡vCatalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Arranger
Classifications: PR1868.W73, 877.03
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Most widely held works about Ralph Hanna
Most widely held works by Ralph Hanna
Jankyn's book of wikked wyves ( )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
London literature, 1300-1380 by Ralph Hanna( )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"English literary culture in the fourteenth century was vibrant and expanding. Its focus, however, was still strongly local, not national. This study examines the literary production from the capital before, during, and after the time of the Black Death. In this major contribution to the field, Ralph Hanna charts the development and the generic and linguistic features particular to London writing. He uncovers the interactions between texts and authors across a range of languages and genres: not just Middle English, but Anglo-Norman and Latin; not just romance, but also law, history and biblical commentary. Hanna emphasises the uneasy boundaries legal thought and discourse shared with historical and 'romance' thinking, and shows how the technique of romance, Latin writing associated with administrative culture, and biblical interests underwrote the great pre-Chaucerian London poem, William Langland's Piers Plowman."--BOOK JACKET
The siege of Jerusalem ( Book )
9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a new critical edition of the most widely dispersed and popular Middle English alliterative poems apart from Piers Plowman. It contains a new critical text, based upon all the surviving manuscripts. There is full discussion of the textual relations, and the editorial methods best suited to presenting a text extant in many copies. There are full manuscript descriptions with discussions of sources and possible authorship. --Oxford University Press
Pursuing history : Middle English manuscripts and their texts by Ralph Hanna( Book )
11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume argues through a series of selected local studies, for the importance of "textual criticism" as a fundamental act of historical interpretation and recovery, pointing out the need for attention to the physical bearers of our knowledge of the English Middle Ages, the books themselves, and the ignored and alienating features of manuscript culture. The book begins with three essays that seek to problematize medieval book production, to show the procedure as more a fluid and emergent than a foreplanned process. The following two essays provide theoretical statements about the textual uses of manuscripts
The awntyrs off Arthure at the terne Wathelyn : an edition based on Bodleian Library ms Douce 324 by Ralph Hanna( Book )
13 editions published in 1974 in English and English, Middle and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Rolle : uncollected prose and verse, with related northern texts by Richard Rolle( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume presents a variety of mainly unpublished texts relating to the Yorkshire hermit, Richard Rolle. It contains a number of texts certainly by Rolle, but omitted from O.S. 293, Richard Rolle: Prose and Verse, ed. S. J. Ogilvie-Thomson (1988), including a new edition of Rolle's English lyrics, based upon a critical examination of all known manuscript witnesses. Three previously unpublished texts are included here because they were ascribed to Rolle in the Middle Ages. There are good grounds for considering one, a commentary on the lessons from the Office of the Dead, to be authentic Rolle, and Hanna argues that the second, 'Of thre wyrkyngs in mans saul' is probably so. The edition concludes with three unpublished Northern texts which, though anonymous, are devoted to the eremitical life."--BOOK JACKET
Speculum vitae : a reading edition by William( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and English, Middle and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Speculum vitae is the hitherto unedited translation into Middle English verse of Lorens of Orleans's profoundly influential pastoral treatise, Somme le roi. The translation, in Yorkshire dialect, is a vast work, 16,000 lines in four-stress couplets, and more than forty extant copies testify to its popularity. Despite the evident editorial difficulties which it presents, the previous neglect of Speculum vitae is to be regretted. It is the product of an important regional centre, and should take its place alongside the other monuments of this tradition: Cursor Mundi, The Prick of Conscience, and the Northern Homily Cycle. Moreover, it is important as a versification of Lorens's catechetical classic, which was a ceaseless inspriation for Middle English prose translators - the Speculum is the only known verse translation. This edition is based on a collation of the five early manuscripts, all Yorkshire productions, which communicate a distinct, and usually more satisfactory, form of the text than the remaining copies. The Introduction will discuss the manuscripts, authorship, dialect, and date, with an account both of its source and other works which it has influenced.The volume will contain a bibliography, notes, and glossary
Jankyn's book of wikked wyves ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Morris's Prick of conscience : a corrected and amplified reading text by Richard Rolle( Book )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and English, Middle and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This mid fourteenth-century poem, a discussion of the 'contempt of the world' and the 'Four Last Things', was one of the most popular Middle English texts in its time, as indicated by the large number of extant copies, and illustrations of it in the windows of All Saints, North Street, in York. It was a widely influential compendium of religious instruction, originating in Yorkshire, but more widely disseminated, and thus representing this important regional culture, as well as its absorption into a nationwide religious culture. The only edition, by Richard Morris (1863), is now generally unavailable outside research libraries. The present edition revises Morris's text extensively and offers full modern annotation, including extensive discussion of the poem's sources. Morris's text, although based on an exceptionally good manuscript copy, has been fully collated with the principal early manuscripts; this information is presented in a separate textual commentary. There is an introduction presenting the poem in its context, and a Glossary."--Publisher's website
A handlist of manuscripts containing Middle English prose in the Henry E. Huntington Library by Ralph Hanna( Book )
5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The English medieval book : studies in memory of Jeremy Griffiths ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Langland by Ralph Hanna( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Ellesmere manuscript of Chaucer's Canterbury tales : a working facsimile by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and English, Middle and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The knightly tale of Golagros and Gawane ( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Knightly Tale of Golagros and Gawane, the finest of all Older Scots romances, was written during the last quarter of the fifteenth century. It was one of the earliest works published by Scotland's first printers, Chepman and Myllar, on 8 April 1508. It uses the thirteen-line alliterative multi-rhymed stanza to vivid effect. Its greatest sophistication, however, lies in its thematic engagement with matters of sovereignty and chivalry, in its persistent interest in negotiated exchanges rather than outright warfare, and in its moving depictions of the limitations of an aristocratic ethos fundamentally dedicated to destructive violence. The introduction and notes to this new edition of the poem show how the Golagros poet works from two Arthurian adventures he derived from the prose continuations to Chretien de Troyes' Perceval, following a Scottish tradition of rehandling prose material into verse. It also reveals, however, the poem's extensive knowledge of an earlier romance likely composed on the borders of north-western England, The Awntyrs of Arthur at the Tarn Wadling, and thus situates Golagros against traditions both French and English." "The text is re-edited from the sole witness, the Chepman and Myllar print, and the introduction also supplies valuable new commentary on early print culture in Scotland. Extensive notes and a full concordance-glossary are also supplied. This is likely to become the standard edition of the poem"--Jacket
Smaller Bodleian collections : English miscellaneous, English poetry, English theology, Finch, Latin theology, Lyell, Radcliffe Trust by Ralph Hanna( Book )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A descriptive catalogue of the western medieval manuscripts of St. John's College, Oxford by Ralph Hanna( Book )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introducing English medieval book history : manuscripts, their producers and their readers by Ralph Hanna( Book )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Wollaton medieval manuscripts : texts, owners and readers ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A survey of the history, holdings, decoration and conservation of one of England's finest medieval libraries, with full catalogue
The English manuscripts of Richard Rolle : a descriptive catalogue by Ralph Hanna( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The buke of the howlat by Richard Holland( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and Scots and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een uil die van een ander veren geleend heeft, wordt door een parlement van vogels veroordeeld: heraldische verwijzing naar de trouw van de familie Douglas aan Robert Bruce tijdens de oorlogen om de Schotse onafhankelijkheid
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Hanna Ralph E.