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The mirour of mans saluacioune : a Middle English translation of Speculum humanae salvationis : a critical edition of the fifteenth-century manuscript illustrated from Der Spiegel der menschen Behaltnis, Speyer, Drach, c.1475 /
[notes and introduction by] Avril Henry.
imprint
Aldershot : Scolar Press, 1986.
description
347 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
ISBN
0859677168 :
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Long Description
The fourteenth-century Speculum Humanae Salvationis is a guide to fundamental Christian teaching as revealed through the lives of the Virgin and Christ. Like its predecessor, Biblia Pauperum, it is a compendium of typological stories, Biblical and legendary, and was probably used as an aid to devotional meditation - indeed it closes with three sets of Hours. Enormously popular for two centuries, it exists in at least 394 manuscripts, mostly in Latin but also in German, French, Dutch and Czech. Its English translation, The Mirour of Mans Saluacioune, is a unique manuscript dating from the early fifteenth century. Dr Henry provides here the first critical edition of this Middle English text.
Main Description
The fourteenth-century Speculum Humanae Salvationis is a guide to fundamental Christian teaching as revealed through the lives of the Virgin and Christ. Like its predecessor, Biblia Pauperum, it is a compendium of typological stories, both Biblical and legendary. Popular for two centuries, it exists in at least 394 manuscripts, mostly in Latin but also in German, French, Dutch and Czech. Its English translation, The Mirour of Mans Saluacioune, is a unique manuscript dating from the early fifteenth century and here, Avril Henry provides here the first critical edition of this Middle English text.

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