Toronto Medieval Texts and Translations


This series is designed to make available new scholarly editions and/or translations of medieval texts, in Latin and the vernaculars.
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The Beginnings of English Law
The Beginnings of English Law
By Lisi Oliver

Updates previous works with current scholarship in the fields of linguistics and social and legal history to present new editions and translations of these three Kentish pre-Alfredian laws, each situated within its historical, literary, and legal context.

Published Oct 2012
Thomas Usk's Testament of Love: A Critical Edition
Thomas Usk's Testament of Love: A Critical Edition
By Gary Shawver

Usk was a figure of political and literary importance who was in the politics of late 14th-century London. A critical edition of his meditation on the fickle nature of worldly fortune and exploration of the relationship between grace and free will.

Published Aug 2002
Prions en Chantant: Devotional Songs of the Trouvères
Prions en Chantant: Devotional Songs of the Trouvères
Edited and translated by Marcia J. Epstein

An edition of largely anonymous trouvère devotional songs from the rich medieval French vernacular tradition, designed for both scholars and performers, from two late-13th-century manuscripts.

Published Dec 1997
Fishers' Craft and Lettered Art: Tracts on Fishing from the End of the Middle Ages
Fishers' Craft and Lettered Art: Tracts on Fishing from the End of the Middle Ages
By Richard C. Hoffmann

An edition and translation of three late medieval tracts on fishing: "How to Catch a Fish" (Heidelberg, 1493); "Tegernsee Fishing Advice" (Bavaria, ca. 1500); and "Dialogue Between a Hunter and a Fisher" by the Aragonese Fernando Basurto (1539).

Published Sep 1997
Viking Poems on War and Peace: A Study in Skaldic Narrative
Viking Poems on War and Peace: A Study in Skaldic Narrative
By Russell Poole

The texts are presented in association with translations and commentaries as a resource not merely for medieval Scandinavian studies but also for the increasingly interwoven specialisms of literary theory and anthropology.

Published Sep 1991
The de Brailes Hours: Shaping the Book of Hours in Thirteenth-Century Oxford
The de Brailes Hours: Shaping the Book of Hours in Thirteenth-Century Oxford
By Claire Donovan

Claire Donovan provides a detailed discussion of the Hours, its iconography and its place in the thirteenth-century Oxford book trade, with five appendices, notes and bibliography.

Published Aug 1991
Chaucer: A Select Bibliography
Chaucer: A Select Bibliography
By John Leyerle and Anne Quick

More than 900 entries, carefully selected, organized, and annotated, and accompanied by informative background material, make this volume a unique and indispensable guide to Chaucer and related studies.

Published Dec 1986