The second volume of the first critical edition of a lively allegory of orthodox medieval Christian doctrine. Once thought to be diffuse, the work is now shown to be an intricate and effective structure, presenting the theological foundation on which stand more familiar works such as those of Chaucer, Langland, and the Gawain poet. This volume contains explanatory notes, glossary, index of names, appendix, and bibliography for the text and apparatus published in Volume I. This edition is based on collation of the six manuscripts of the anonymous Middle English prose translation of the First Recension of the long vision poem "Le Pelerinage de la Vie Humaine", by the Cistercian Guillaume de Deguileville. Readership: students of medieval literature and Middle English.
This book presents the first full account and critical edition of The Pilgrimage of the Life of Manhode based on the anonymous Middle English prose translation, of the First Recension of the long vision poem, Le Pelerinage de la Vie humaine. Once thought to be diffuse, Henry shows that this lively allegory is an intricate and effective structure stemming from the same theological foundation as works by Chaucer, Langland, and the Gawain-poet.