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Four Middle English Romances: Bibliography

Barron, W. R. J. English Medieval Romance. London: Longman, 1987.

Boffey, Julia, and A. S. G. Edwards, eds. A New Index of Middle English Verse. London: The British Library, 2005.

Braswell, Laurel. “Sir Isumbras and the Legend of Saint Eustace.” Medieval Studies 27 (1965), 128–51.

Brewer, D. S., and A. E. B. Owen, eds. The Thornton Manuscript. London: Scolar Press, 1975.

Charbonneau, Joanne. “Trangressive Fathers in Sir Eglamour of Artois and Torrent of Portyngale.” In Discourses on Love, Marriage, and Transgression in Medieval and Early Modern Literature. Ed. Albrecht Classe. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2004. Pp. 243–65.

Crane, Susan. Insular Romance: Politics, Faith, and Culture in Anglo-Norman and English Middle English Literature. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986.

Evans, Murray. Rereading Middle English Romance: Manuscript Layout, Decoration, and the Rhetoric of Composite Structure. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1995.

Fellows, Jennifer. “Mothers in Middle English Romance.” In Women and Literature in Britain c. 1100– 1500. Ed. Carol M. Meale. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. Pp. 41–60.

Fowler, Elizabeth. “The Romance Hypothetical: Lordship and the Saracens in Sir Isumbras.” In The Spirit of Medieval English Popular Romance. Ed. Ad Putter and Jane Gelbert. Essex, UK: Pearson, 2000. Pp. 97–121.

Guddat-Figge, Gisela. Catalogue of Manuscripts Containing Middle English Romances. Münchener Universitäts-Schriften: Philosophische Fakultät, 4. Munich: Wilhelm Fink, 1976.

Halliwell, James Orchard, ed. The Thornton Romances: The Early English Metrical Romances of Perceval, Isumbras, Eglamour, and Degrevant. Selected from Manuscripts at Lincoln and Cambridge. London: Camden Society, 1844. [Cambridge text.]

Hopkins, Andrea. The Sinful Knights: A Study of Middle English Penitential Romance. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.

Hudson, Harriet E. “Construction of Class, Family, and Gender in Some Middle English Romances.” In Class and Gender in Early English Literature. Ed. Britton Harwood and Gillian Overing. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994. Pp. 76–94.

Knight, Stephen. “The Social Function of Middle English Romances.” In Medieval Literature: Criticism, Ideology, and History. Ed. David Aers. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1986. Pp. 99–122.

Loomis, Laura Hibbard. Mediæval Romance in England: A Study of the Sources and Analogues of the Non-Cyclic Metrical Romances. New York: Burt Franklin, 1924. Rpt. 1960.

McSparran, Frances, and P. R. Robinson, eds. Cambridge University Library MS Ff.2.38. London: Scolar Press, 1979. [Fascimile.]

Mehl, Dieter. The Middle English Romances of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1969.

Mills, Maldwyn. Six Middle English Romances. London: Dent, 1973. [Cotton text.]

---.“Sir Isumbras and the Styles of the Tail-Rhyme Romance.” In Readings in Medieval English Romance. Ed. Carol M. Meale. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Brewer, 1994. Pp. 1–24.

Murdoch, Brian. “Sin, Sacred and Secular: Hartman’s Gregorius, The Incestuous Daughter, The Trenatalle Sancti Gregorii, and Sir Eglamour of Artois.” Blütezeit 70 (2000), 309–20.

Octavian. In Octavian: Zwei Mittelenglische Bearbeitungen der Sage. Ed. Gregor Sarrazin. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1885. [Northern: Lincoln and Cambridge texts; Southern: Cotton text.]

---. In Six Middle English Romances. Ed. Maldwyn Mills. London: Dent, 1973. Pp. 75–124. [Northern: Cambridge text.]

---. In Octovian Imperator: Ed. from MS BL Cotton Caligula A II. Ed. Frances McSparran. Heidelberg: Carl Winter, 1979. [Southern: Cotton text.]

---. In Octovian. Ed. Frances McSparran. EETS o.s. 289. London: Oxford University Press, 1986. [Northern: Lincoln, Cambridge, and Huntington texts.]

Pearsall, Derek. “The Development of Middle English Romance.” Medieval Studies 27 (1965), 91–116.

Powell, Stephen. “Models of Religious Peace in the Middle English Romance Sir Isumbras.” Neophilologus 85 (2001), 121–36.

Purdie, Rhiannon. “Generic Identity and the Origins of Sir Isumbras.” In The Matter of Identity in Medieval Romance. Ed. Phillipa Hardman. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2002. Pp. 113–24.

Ramsey, Lee C. Chivalric Romances: Popular Literature in Medieval England. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1983.

Rastall, Richard. “Minstrels of English Royal Households 25 Edward I–Henry VII.” Journal of the Royal Music Association 4 (1964), 5.

Reiss, Edmund. “Romance.” In The Popular Literature of Medieval England. Ed. Thomas J. Heffernan. Tennessee Studies in Literature 28. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1985. Pp. 108–30.

Riddy, Felicity. “Middle English Romance: Family, Marriage, Intimacy.” In The Cambirdge Companion to Medieval Romance. Ed. Roberta L. Krueger. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. Pp. 150–64 and 235–52.

Robinson, P. R. “The Booklet: A Self-Contained Unit in Composite Manuscripts,” Codicologica 3 (1970), 46–64.

Salter, David. “‘Born to Thraldom and Penance’: Wives and Mothers in Middle English Romance.” In Writing Gender and Genre in Medieval Literature: Approaches to Old and Middle English Texts. Ed. Elaine Treharne. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2002. Pp. 41–59.

Severs, J. Burke, et al., eds. A Manual of the Writings in Middle English, 1050–1500. Vol. 1: Romances. New Haven: Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1967.

Simons, John. “Northern Octavian and the Question of Class.” In Romance in Medieval England. Ed. Maldwyn Mills, Jennifer Fellows, and Carol M. Meale. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1991. Pp. 105–12.

Sir Eglamour of Artois. In Halliwell, ed., The Thornton Romances. Pp. 121-76.

---. In Bishop Percy’s Folio Manuscript. Ed. John W. Hales and Frederick J. Furnivall. London: N. Trübner, 1867–68. Pp. 338-89.

---. In Sir Eglamour: Eine Englische Romanze des 14 Jahrhunderts. Ed. Gustav Schleich. Palaestra 53. Berlin: Mayer & Müller, 1906. [Lincoln Thornton text.]

---. In Sir Eglamour: A Middle English Romance. Ed. A. S. Cook and Gustav Schleich. New York: Holt, 1911. [Lincoln Thornton text.]

---. In Sir Eglamour of Artois. Ed. Frances E. Richardson. EETS o.s. 256. London: Oxford University Press, 1965. [Egerton, Lincoln, and Cotton texts with other variants.]

Sir Isumbras. In Here Begynneth the History of Syr Isenbras. 1550. English Experience Series 245. New York: Da Capo Press, 1970.

---. In Halliwell, ed., The Thornton Romances. Pp. 88-120.

---. In Sir Ysumbras. Ed. Gustav Schleich. Palaestra 15. Berlin: Mayer and Miller, 1901. [Composite edition, based on Gonville-Caius text, with variants.]

---. In A Critical Edition of the Romance of Sir Isumbras. Ed. Charles M. Broh. Ph.D. dissertation, Case Western Reserve University, 1969. [Cambridge text.]

---. In Sir Isumbras. In Mills, ed., Six Middle English Romances.

Sir Tryamour. In The Romance of Syr Tryamoure. Ed. J. O. Halliwell. Percy Society 16. London: T. Richards for the Percy Society, 1846. [Includes a transcription of the Rawlinson fragment.]

---. In Syr Tryamowre: A Metrical Romance. Ed. Anna Johanna Erdman Schmidt. Utrecht: Broekhoff, 1937.

---. In Syr Tryamowre. In Of Love and Chivalry: An Anthology of Middle English Romance. Ed. Jennifer Fellows. London: J. M. Dent/Everyman’s Library, 1993. Pp. 147–98.

Southworth, John. The English Medieval Minstrel. Suffolk, UK: Boydell, 1989.

Trounce, A. McI. “The English Tail-Rhyme Romances.” Medium Ævum 1 (1932), 87–108, 168–82; 2 (1933), 34–57, 189–98; 3 (1934), 30–50.

Wittig, Susan. Stylistic and Narrative Structures in the Middle English Romances. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1978.

Wright, Glenn. “The Fabliau Ethos in the French and English Octavian Romances.” Modern Philology 102: 4 (2005), 478–500.