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Bibliography: Ordered by Topic

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Prepared by Dr Alison Wiggins. Contributions made by Professor D. Burnley (University of Sheffield) and Dr M. F. Vaughan (University of Washington).


  1. Studies of the Auchinleck Manuscript
  2. The Medieval Book
  3. Sources and Analogues
  4. Palaeography
  5. Language
  6. Studies of Romance
1.Studies of the Auchinleck Manuscript
Bliss, A. J. (1951) 'Notes on the Auchinleck Manuscript', Speculum, 26: 652-658.
Bly, S. M. (2002) ‘The Auchinleck Manuscript and the Problems of Imagining Englishness in the Early Fourteenth Century’, unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Notre Dame.
Borland, C. R. (1916) A Descriptive Catalogue of the Western Mediaeval Manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library (Edinburgh: The University Press): 54-73.
Burrows, J. H. (1984) 'The Auchinleck Manuscript: Contexts, Texts and Audience', unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Washington University.
Cunningham, I.C. (1972) 'Notes on the Auchinleck Manuscript', Speculum, 47: 96-98.
Cunningham, I. C. and Mordkoff, J. E. C. (1982) 'New Light on the Signatures in the Auchinleck Manuscript', Scriptorium, 36: 280-292.
Davis, N. (1978) 'Review of the Findern Manuscript and the Auchinleck Manuscript Facsimiles', Review of English Studies, n.s. 29: 464-466.
Evans, M.J. (1995) Rereading Middle English Romance: Manuscript Layout, Decoration and the Rhetoric of Composite Structure (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press).
Guddat-Figge, G. (1976) Catalogue of Manuscripts Containing Middle English Romances (Munich: W. Fink).
Hanna, R. (2000) 'Reconsidering the Auchinleck Manuscript' in D.Pearsall (ed.) New Directions in Later Medieval Manuscript Studies: Essays From the 1998 Harvard Conference (Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer): 91-102.
Hibbard Loomis, L. (1942; rept. 1962) 'The Auchinleck Manuscript and a Possible London Bookshop of 1330-1340', PMLA, 57: 595-627. Reprinted in Adventures in the Middle Ages (New York: Burt Franklin): 150-187.
(1941; rept. 1962) 'Chaucer and the Breton Lays of the Auchinleck Manuscript', Studies in Philology, 38: 14-33. Reprinted in Adventures in the Middle Ages (New York: Burt Franklin): 131-149.
(1940; rept. 1962) 'Chaucer and the Auchinleck Manuscript: Thopas and Guy of Warwick' in Essays and Studies in Honor of Carleton Brown (New York: New York University Press): 111-128. Reprinted in Adventures in the Middle Ages (New York: Burt Franklin): 131-149.
Jacobs, N. (1982) 'Sir Degarré, Lay le Freine, Beves of Hamtoun and the 'Auchinleck Bookshop'', Notes and Queries, 227: 294-301.
Kölbing, E. (1884) 'Vier romanzen-handschriften', Englische Studien, 7: 177-201. [Auchinleck: 178-191.]
Macrae-Gibson, O. D. (1966) 'Walter Scott, the Auchinleck Manuscript and MS Douce 124', Neophilologus Mitteilungen, 50: 449-454.
Matthews, D. (1995) ‘”Quaint Inglis”: Walter Scott and the Rise of Middle English Studies’, Studies in Medievalism 7: 33-48.
Mordkoff, J. C. (1981) 'The Making of the Auchinleck Manuscript: The Scribes at Work', unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Connecticut.
Pearsall, D. and Cunningham, I. (eds) (1977) The Auchinleck Manuscript (London: Scolar Press).
Porcheddu, F. C. (1994) 'Editing the Auchinleck: Textual Criticism and the Reconstruction of a Medieval Manuscript', unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Ohio State University.
Robinson, P. R. (1980) 'The 'Booklet', A Self Contained Unit in Composite Manuscripts', Codicologia, 3: 46-69.
(1972) 'A Study of Some Aspects of the Transmission of English Verse Texts in Late Medieval Manuscripts', unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Oxford University.
Shonk, T. A. (1985) 'A Study of the Auchinleck Manuscript: Bookmen and Bookmaking in the Early Fourteenth Century', Speculum, 60: 71-91.
(1983) 'The Scribe as Editor: The Primary Scribe of the Auchinleck Manuscript', Manuscripta, 27: 19-20.
(1981) 'A Study of the Auchinleck Manuscript: Investigations into the Processes of Book Making in the Fourteenth Century', unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Tennessee.
Smithers, G. V. (1969) 'Another Fragment of the Auchinleck Manuscript' in D. A. Pearsall and R. A. Waldron (eds), Medieval Literature and Civilization: Studies in Memory of G. N. Garmonsway (London: Athlone Press): 192-210.
(1949) 'Two Newly-Discovered Fragments from the Auchinleck Manuscript', Medium Ævum, 18: 1-11.
Stanley, E. G. (1979) 'The Auchinleck Manuscript', Notes and Queries, 224: 157-158. [Review of Pearsall and Cunningham, 1977.]
Turville-Petre, T. (1996) England the Nation: Language, Literature and National Identity, 1290-1340 (Oxford: Clarendon Press). [Chapter 4, 'English in the Auchinleck Manuscript': 108-141.]
Walpole, R. N. (1945) 'The Source Manuscript of Charlemagne and Roland and the Auchinleck Bookshop', Modern Language Notes, 60: 22-26.
Weiss, J. (1969) 'The Auchinleck Manuscript and the Edwardes Manuscripts', Notes and Queries, 214: 444-446.
Wiggins, A. E. (2000) 'Guy of Warwick: Study and Transcription', unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Sheffield.
Yeaman, L. H. (1921) 'The Problem of the Relationship of Three Early Middle English Lays in the Auchinleck Manuscript', unpublished MA dissertation, Wellesley College.

2.The Medieval Book
Avrin, L. (1991) Scribes, Script and Books: The Book Arts from the Antiquity to the Renaissance (London: The British Library).
Beadle, R. and Piper, A. J. (eds) (1995) New Science Out of Old Books: Studies in Manuscripts and Early Printed Books in Honour of A. I. Doyle (Aldershot: Scolar Press).
Brown, M. P. (1994) Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms (London: The British Library in association with the J. Paul Getty Museum).
(1990) A Guide to Western Historical Scripts from Antiquity to 1600 (London and Toronto).
Cerquiglini-Toulet, J. (1997) The Color of Melancholy: The Uses of Books in the Fourteenth Century (Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press).
Chartier, R. (1995) Forms and Meanings: Texts, Performances, and Audiences from Codex to Computer (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press).
(1994) The Order of Books: Readers, Authors and Libraries in Europe Between the Fourteenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Cambridge: Polity Press).
Christianson, C. P. (1990) A Directory of London Stationers and Book Artisans 1300-1500 (New York: Bibliographical Society of America).
(1987) Memorials of the Book Trade in Medieval London: The Archives of Old London Bridge (Cambridge: Brewer).
(1984) 'A Century of the Manuscript-Book Trade in Late Medieval London', Medievalia et Humanistica, 12: 143-165.
Edwards, A. S. G., Gillespie, V., and Hanna, R. (eds) (2000) The English Medieval Book: Studies in Memory of Jeremy Griffiths (London: British Library).
Griffiths, J. and Pearsall, D. (1989) Book Production and Publishing in Britain 1375-1475 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).
Hudson, H. (1984) 'Middle English Popular Romances: The Manuscript Evidence', Manuscripta, 28: 67-78.
Lemaire, J. (1989) Introduction à la Codicologie (Louvain-la-Neuve: Université Catholique de Louvain, 1989).
Marks, R. and Morgan, N. (1981) The Golden Age of English Manuscript Painting 1200-1500 (London: Chatto and Windus).
Muzerelle, D. (1985) Vocabulaire Codicologique: Répertoire Méthodique des terms Français Relatifs aux Manuscrits (Paris: CEMI).
Parkes, M. B. (1991) 'The Literacy of the Laity' in Scripts and Readers: Studies in the Communication, Presentation and Dissemination of Medieval Texts (London and Rio Grande, Ohio: Hambledon Press): 275-297.
(1976) 'The Influence of the Concepts of Ordinatio and Compilatio on the Development of the Book' in J. J. G. Alexander and M. T. Gibson (eds), Medieval Learning and Literature: Essays Presented to R. W. Hunt (Oxford: Clarendon Press): 555-577.
Parkes, M. B. and Watson, A. G. (eds) (1978) Medieval Scribes, Manuscripts and Libraries: Essays Presented to N. R. Ker (London: Scolar Press).
Ross, D. J. A. (1969) 'A Thirteenth-Century Anglo-Norman Workshop Illustrating Secular Literary Manuscripts?' in F. Dethier (ed.), Mélanges Offerts à Rita Lejeune (Gembloux: J. Duculot): 689-694.
Warner, G. (1912) Queen Mary's Psalter: Miniatures and Drawings by an English Artist of the Fourteenth Century Reproduced from Royal MS 2.B.VII in the British Museum (London: Oxford University Press).

3.Sources and Analogues
Beston, J. B. (1976) 'The Case Against the Common Authorship of Lay le Freine and Sir Orfeo', Medium Ævum, 45: 153-163.
Bryan, W. F. and Dempster, G. (eds) (1941) Sources and Analogues of Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' (Chicago: University of Chicago Press).
Hibbard Loomis, L. (1952; rept. 1962) 'The Athelstan Gift Story: Its Influence on English Chronicles and Carolingian Romances', PMLA, 67: 521-531. Reprinted in Adventures in the Middle Ages (New York: Burt Franklin): 254-273.
(1924; rept. 1960) Medieval Romance in England: A Study of the Sources and Analogues of the Noncyclic Metrical Romances, Burt Franklin Bibliographical and Reference Series 17 (New York: Oxford University Press; reprinted New York: Burt Franklin).
Jacobs, N. (1970) 'Old French Degaré and Middle English Degarre and Deswarre', Notes and Queries, 215: 164-165.
Magoun, F. P. (1927) 'The Source of Sir Thopas', PMLA, 42: 833-844.
Salter, E. (1966-67) 'Piers Plowman and The Simonie', Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 203: 241-254.
Walpole, R. N. (1945) 'The Source Manuscript of Charlemagne and Roland and the Auchinleck Bookshop', Modern Language Notes, 60: 22-26.
(1944) Charlemagne and Roland: A Study of the Source of Two Middle English Metrical Romances, University of California Publications in Modern Philology 21, no. 6 (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press): 385-451.
Weiss, J. (1969) 'The Auchinleck Manuscript and the Edwardes Manuscripts', Notes and Queries, 214: 444-446.

Jenkinson, H. (1915) Palaeography and the Practical Study of Court Hands (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).
Johnson, C. (1915) English Court Hands A.D. 1066-1500, II vols. (Oxford: Clarendon Press).
Parkes, M. B. (1992) Pause and Effect: An Introduction to the History of Punctuation in the West (Aldershot: Scolar Press)
(1969; rept. 1980) English Cursive Book Hands 1250-1500 (Oxford: Clarendon Press; rept Berkeley: University of California Press).
Wright, C. E. (1960) English Vernacular Hands: from the Twelfth to the Fifteenth Centuries (Oxford: Clarendon Press).

Benskin, M. and Laing, M. (1981) 'Translations and Mischsprachen in Middle English Manuscripts' in M. Benskin and M. L. Samuels (eds), So Meny People Longages and Tonges: Philological Essays in Scots and Mediaeval English Presented to Angus McIntosh (Edinburgh: The Editors).
Bertram, V. (1941) 'The Dialect of Sir Tristrem', Journal of English and Germanic Philology, 40: 538-544.
Burnley, D. (1992) The History of the English Language: A Source Book (London: Longman).
Burnley, D., and Matsuji, T. (1994) The Language of Middle English Literature, Annotated Bibliographies of Old and Middle English Literature 1 (Cambridge: Brewer).
Crystal, D. (1995) The Cambridge Encyclopedia of The English Language (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).
Dalrymple, R. (2000) Language and Piety in Middle English Romance (Cambridge: Brewer).
Easting, R. (1988) 'Some Antedatings and Early Usages from the Auchinleck Owayne Miles' in D. M. Reeks (ed.), Sentences: Essays Presented to Alan Ward on the Occasion of his Retirement from Wadham College, Oxford (Southampton: Bosphoros): 167-174.
Leidholm, A. (1941) A Phonological Study of the Middle English Romance 'Arthour and Merlin' (ms. Auchinleck) (Uppsala: Almqvist and Wiksell).
Macrae-Gibson, O. D. (1979) 'Of Arthour and Merlin in Sussex?', English Language Notes, 17: 7-10.
(1971) 'The Auchinleck MS: Participles in -and(e)', English Studies, 52: 13-20.
McIntosh, A., Samuels, M. L. and Benskin, M. (1986) A Linguistic Atlas of Late Middle English, IV vols. (Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press).
Raiter, G. W. (1935) 'Phonology and Morphology of the Auchinleck Sir Tristrem', unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Northwest University.
Reichl, K. (2002) Spielmannsidiom, Dialektmischung und Kunstsprache in der Mittelenglischen Volkstuemlichen Epik, Nordrhein-Westfaelische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vortraege G 383 (Paderborn: Schoening).
Samuels, M. L. (1963) 'Some Applications of Middle English Dialectology', English Studies, 44: 81-94.
Sklar, E. (1977) 'The Dialect of Arthour and Merlin', English Language Notes, 15: 88-94.
Smith, J. J. (2001) 'Pronominal Systems in the Auchinleck Manuscript' in J. K. Christian and L. M. Sylvester (eds), Lexis and Texts in Early English: Studies Presented to Professor Jane A. Roberts (Amsterdam: Rodopi).
Stidston, R. O. (1917) The Use of 'Ye' in the Function of 'Thou' in Middle English Literature from ms. Auchinleck to ms. Vernon: A Study of Grammar and Social Intercourse in Fourteenth-Century England, Rev. Arthur G. Kennedy, Leland Stanford Junior University Publications, University Series 28 (Stanford: Stanford University Press).
Wright, L. (1996) Sources of London English (Oxford: Clarendon Press).

6.Studies of Romance
Barnes, G. (1993) Counsel and Strategy in Middle English Romance (Cambridge: Brewer).
Barron, W. R. J. (1987) English Medieval Romance (London and New York: Longman).
Baugh, A. C. (1967) 'The Middle English Romance: Some Questions of Creation, Presentation, and Preservation', Speculum, 42: 1-31.
Bordman, G. M. (1963) Motif-Index of the English Metrical Romances (Helsinki: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia).
Chesnutt, M. (1987) 'Minstrel Reciters and the Enigma of the Middle English Romance', Culture and History, 2: 48-67.
Coss, P. R. (1985) 'Aspects of Cultural Diffusion in Medieval England: The Early Romances, Local Society and Robin Hood', Past and Present, 108: 35-79.
Crane, S.
[Dannenbaum, S.]
(1986) Insular Romance: Politics, Faith and Culture in Anglo-Norman and Middle English Literature (Berkeley: University of California Press).
Edwards, A. S. G. (1990) 'The Contexts of the Vernon Romances' in D. Pearsall (ed.), Studies in the Vernon Manuscript (Cambridge: Brewer): 159-170.
Fellows, J., Field, R., and Weiss, J. (eds) (1996) Romance Reading on the Book (Cardiff: University of Wales Press).
Fewster, C. (1987) Traditionality and Genre in Middle English Romance (Cambridge: Brewer).
Finlayson, J. (1990) 'Richard Coer de Lyon: Romance, History or Something in Between?', Studies in Philology, 87: 156-180.
(1980) 'Definitions of Middle English Romance', The Chaucer Review, 15: 44-62 and 168-181.
Hardman, P. (ed.) (2002) The Matter of Identity in Medieval Romance (Cambridge: Brewer).
Hopkins, A. (1990) The Sinful Knights: A Study of Middle English Penitential Romance (Oxford: Clarendon Press).
Knight, S. (1986) 'The Social Function of the Middle English Romances' in D. Aers (ed.), Medieval Literature: Criticism, Ideology and History (Brighton: Harvester Press): 99-122.
Krueger, R. L. (2000) The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Romance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).
Legge, M. D. (1975) 'Anglo-Norman Hagiography and the Romances', Medievalia et Humanistica, n.s. 6: 41-49.
Lord, A. B. (1960) The Singer of Tales (Cambridge M.A.: Harvard University Press).
McGillivray, M. (1990) Memorization in the Transmission of the Middle English Romances (New York and London: Garland).
Meale, C. (1994) Readings in Medieval English Romance (Cambridge: Brewer).
Mills, M., Fellows, J. and Meale, C. (eds) (1991) Romance in Medieval England (Cambridge: Brewer).
Pearsall, D. (1985) 'Middle English Romance and its Audiences' in M. J. Arn and H. Wirtjes with H. Jansen (eds), Historical and Editorial Studies in Medieval and Early Modern English for Johan Gerritsen (Groningen: Welters-Noordhoff): 37-47.
(1980) 'Understanding Middle English Romance', Review, 2: 105-125.
Putter, A. and Gilbert, J. (eds) (2000) The Spirit of Medieval English Popular Romance: A Historical Introduction (Longman).
Rice, J. (1987) Middle English Romance: An Annotated Bibliography 1955-1985 (New York and London: Garland).
Shepherd, S. H. A. (1995) Middle English Romances (New York: Norton).
Taylor, A. (1992) 'Fragmentation, Corruption and Minstrel Narration: The Question of the Middle English Romances', Yearbook of English Studies, 22: 38-62.
Weiss, J., Fellows, J. and Dickson, M. (eds) (2000) Medieval Insular Romance: Translation and Innovation (Cambridge: Brewer).
Wittig, S. (1978) Stylistic and Narrative Structures in the Middle English Romances (Austin and London: University of Texas Press).