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Turville-Petre, Thorlac

Overview
Works: 42 works in 209 publications in 3 languages and 4,469 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Readers (Publications)  Romances  Catalogs  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Bibliographies  Manuscripts  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: PE535, 427.02
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Thorlac Turville-Petre
A book of Middle English by J. A Burrow( Book )

71 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This authoritative textbook introduces readers to the wide range of literature written in England between 1150 and 1400"--Jacket
The alliterative revival by Thorlac Turville-Petre( Book )

12 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England the nation : language, literature, and national identity, 1290-1340 by Thorlac Turville-Petre( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England the Nation is the first book to pay detailed attention to the earlier fourteenth century in England as a literary period in its own right. Thorlac Turville-Petre surveys the wide range of writings by the generation before Chaucer, and explores how English writers in the half-century leading up to the outbreak of the Hundred Years War expressed their concepts of England as a nation, and how they exploited the association between nation, people, and language
Alliterative poetry of the later Middle Ages : an anthology by Thorlac Turville-Petre( Book )

16 editions published in 1989 in English and English, Middle and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading Middle English literature by Thorlac Turville-Petre( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading Middle English Literature is a study of English literature written in the four centuries following the Norman Conquest. Written by the well-known medievalist Thorlac Turville-Petre, it demonstrates that Middle English literature is much more accessible than is often supposed and provides the guidance that modern readers need to come to an informed appreciation of the writings of medieval England. The introduction focuses on the representative selection of texts in 'A Book of Middle English', ensuring that readers have easy access to the primary material under discussion. It offers new and detailed readings of these texts in light of attitudes to the language, the means of book-production, the society for which the texts were written, concepts of history and romance, the religious practices of the age, and ideals of love and marriage
The Wars of Alexander( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first critical edition of The Wars of Alexander, a Middle English poem dating from the late 14th or early 15th century and based on the popular Latin story of Alexander, Historia de Preliis. Taking account of the two different manuscripts in which parts of the poem appear, the relationship of the poem to its source, and the poet's metrical practice, the editors include an introduction, critical variants, and full explanatory notes and a glossary
Essays on Ricardian literature in honour of J.A. Burrow( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems from BL MS Harley 913, 'the Kildare manuscript'( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and English, Middle and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"British Library MS Harley 913 is known as the 'Kildare Manuscript' from the authorship of one of the poems by Friar Michael of Kildare. This important Anglo-Irish anthology of English, Anglo-Norman and Latin was compiled by a Franciscan, perhaps in Waterford in the 1330s. It is best known for two poems, often anthologized: 'The Land of Cockaygne, ' a fantasy of a sexual and culinary paradise, and the mordant lullaby 'Lollai, lollai, litel child', but others are equally fine. The poems are presented here for the first time in their literary and cultural context. The collection offers the earliest evidence for the English language in Ireland, as well as texts dealing specifically with Irish affairs, the Franciscan order, and Goliardic satire. The English and Anglo-Norman poems are edited complete, with detailed annotation and glossaries, and full descriptions are given of the Latin texts. An appendix gives details of a seventeenth-century copy in BL MS lansdowne 418 of eleven of the texts, including five now lost from Harley 913"--
Piers Plowman : the b-version archetype (bx) by William Langland( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval alliterative poetry : essays in honour of Thorlac Turville-Petre( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays celebrates Professor Thorlac Turville-Petre for his scholarly work in late medieval English literature, in particular for his contributions to editorial scholarship and Middle English alliterative poetry
The Wollaton medieval manuscripts : texts, owners and readers( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the history, holdings, decoration and conservation of one of England's finest medieval libraries, with full catalogue
Description and narrative in Middle English alliterative poetry by Thorlac Turville-Petre( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stylistic and historical study of one of the most celebrated features of Middle English alliterative poetry, the passages of vivid description. The study explores the narrative function of such descriptions, and the models for the poets' descriptive techniques
The Piers Plowman electronic archive by William Langland( )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early scribal version of the alpha family of B text of Piers Plowman. This SGML version allows for structured and complex searches of the text itself and the manuscript's paleographic and codicological features
The wars of Alexander( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English, Middle and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two pilgrim itineraries of the later Middle Ages( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems from BL MS Harley 913: The Kildare manuscript( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British Library MS Harley 913 is known as the 'Kildare Manuscript' from the authorship of one of the poems by the Franciscan, Friar Michael of Kildare. The collection was written in the 1330s, in Ireland, perhaps in Waterford. It is chiefly known for two poems in particular, often anthologised, but now presented in their literary and cultural context: 'The Land of Cockaygne, ' a fantasy of a culinary and sexual earthly paradise, and 'Lollai, lollai, litel child', a lullaby warning the baby of what is to come in later life. The manuscript contains 17 English poems, 12 of which were probably composed in Ireland, three Anglo-Norman poems, and many Latin items in prose and verse, including Goliardic satire, preaching materials, and matters concerning the Franciscans and their history. The English poems include a description of the humiliations of old age, a satire on the inhabitants of an unnamed Irish town, a celebration of the massacre of native Irish, a complaint about the corruption of those in power, reflections on Christ's passion and guides to basic Christian doctrine. A French poem gives a detailed account of the building of defences around New Ross.0Apart from their literary and historical interest, the English material is important linguistically, as the chief and earliest evidence for the English language in Ireland. The English and Anglo-Norman poems are edited complete, with detailed headnotes, annotations and glossary, while full accounts are given of the Latin texts. An appendix describes the contents of British Library MS Lansdowne 418, a seventeenth-century copy of 11 of the texts in Harley 913, including 5 now lost from there
Image & text : medieval manuscripts at the University of Nottingham by Thorlac Turville-Petre( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Piers Plowman electronic archive by William Langland( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"CD-ROM, with full color digital facsimiles and documentary texts of San Marino, Huntington Library MS HM 128 [Hm, Hm2], is the sixth volume of The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive, an international collaborative project devoted to electronic publication of all the medieval and renaissance witnesses to William Langland's Piers Plowman. Hm is a second-generation witness to the B version with extensive erasures [over 1500 instances] and heavily emended with over 700 additions to the original text in contemporary hands. Hyper-textual linkages enable display of the complex relationships of the base text to other B witnesses as well as delineating the individual contributions of the three scribes who wrote and changed this manuscript. There are colour facsimile images of every page in the manuscript, hyper-textually linked to the edited text which is itself presented in four different views: a diplomatic type-facsimile; a scribal text which includes iconic indications of scribal error; a critical text with lapsus calami corrected; and an AllTags view that shows all of the editorial interventions on one screen."
Studies in honour of Kenneth Cameron( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wars of Alexander( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and English, Middle and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The alliterative revival
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The alliterative revivalEngland the nation : language, literature, and national identity, 1290-1340Alliterative poetry of the later Middle Ages : an anthologyReading Middle English literatureThe Wars of AlexanderEssays on Ricardian literature in honour of J.A. BurrowMedieval alliterative poetry : essays in honour of Thorlac Turville-PetreThe Wollaton medieval manuscripts : texts, owners and readers
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Petre, Thorlac T.- 1944-

Petre, Thorlac Turville-.

Petre Thorlac Turville- 1944-....

Turville-Petre, Thorlac Francis Samuel 1944-

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