Amsterdam University Press
Jerome's Abbreviated Psalter
Title
Jerome's Abbreviated Psalter
Subtitle
The Middle English and Latin Versions
Price
€ 69,00
ISBN
9781641893503
Binding
Hardback
Number of pages
118
Publication date
Dimensions
23.4 x 15.6 cm
Discipline
History

James Morey (ed.)

Jerome's Abbreviated Psalter

The Middle English and Latin Versions

Jerome’s Abbreviated Psalter was one of the most important collections of psalm verses in the Middle Ages. Commonly found in primers and books of hours, it was the primary medium for lay people to imitate the monastic divine office, even as it offered concessions to harsh personal circumstances. This edition presents the Middle English versions in parallel, followed by the Latin version in the Lincoln Thornton manuscript. An introductory review considers the psalter in general and the origins of abbreviated psalters in particular. Jerome’s Abbreviated Psalter is the most widespread text in the abbreviated psalter tradition and it illustrates an important aspect of lay devotional life from the eighth to the sixteenth century. The English versions contribute both to the history of English prose and to the history of biblical translation in English.

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Editor

James Morey

James Morey is Professor of English at Emory University.