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The University of Southampton
Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Culture

'A Newly Discovered Manuscript of Erasmus in English' Seminar

29 February 2016
Building 65/1173 Avenue Campus University of Southampton Faculty of Humanities SO17 1BF

For more information regarding this seminar, please email Stephen Watkins at .

Event details

Part of the CMRC seminar series for 2015/2016

In September 2015, a newly discovered manuscript of an English translation of Erasmus was acquired by the British Library (BL Add. MS 89149). It is of Erasmus's seminal work Enchiridion militis Christiani. The translation is dated to 1523, making it the earliest known translation of Erasmus into English.  This paper will investigate the manuscript and the translation, and also offer new light on the relationship of William Tyndale to the translation of his work.

Speaker information

Professor Brian Cummings , University of York. Professor. English and Related Literature

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