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Published: 09 August 2018

352 Pages

234 x 156mm

ISBN: 9780198828334

Bookseller Code (AO)


A Middle English Translation from Petrarch's Secretum

Edited by Edward Wilson
Daniel Wakelin

Early English Text Society Original Series

  • The first printed edition of a landmark work: a translation of part of Petrarch's Secretum which was copied at Winchester Cathedral in 1487
  • The poem is early evidence of the genre of literary dialogue and a major contribution to the history of English drama
  • Includes a glossary and detailed explanatory notes that show the translator's handling of the source and lexical inventiveness
  • The extensive introduction places the translation in its manuscript context and English humanist traditions, and examines the exemplars of the Latin source