The Southern Version of Cursor Mundi, Vol. V
Eldredge, Laurence M.
Klinck, Anne L.
The medieval poem <i>Cursor Mundi</i> is a biblical verse account of the history of the world, offering a chronological overview of salvation history from Creation to Doomsday. Originating in northern England around the year 1300, the poem was frequently copied in the north before appearing in a southern version in substantially altered form. Although it is a storehouse of popular medieval biblical lore and a fascinating study in the eclectic use of more than a dozen sources, the poem has until now attracted little scholarly attention. This five-part collaborative edition presents the Arundel version of the poem with variants from three others. In addition it provides a discussion of sources and analogues, detailed explanatory notes, and a bibliography.
Keywordsmedieval poem; northern england; Cursor Mundi; Deme; Jesus; Manuscript; Tusya language
Publication date and place2000
SeriesOttawa Mediaeval Texts and Studies,
Literary studies: classical, early & medieval