The Auchinleck Manuscript
The Auchinleck Manuscript [Electronic resource]
English, Middle (1100-1500)
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The Auchinleck Manuscript : National Library of Scotland, Advocates' MS. 19.2.1 / with an introduction by Derek Pearsall [and] I.C. Cunningham — The Auchinleck Manuscript Scolar Press in association with the National Library of Scotland London: 1977
Auchinleck offers a rare snapshot of the kind of English literary texts which were in circulation in England in the period before Chaucer. A wide range of genres are represented in the manuscript which includes romance, hagiography, texts offering basic doctrinal instruction, a chronicle, humorous tales and poems of satire and complaint. Although Auchinleck contains a variety of texts, it is most famous for its collection of verse romances. That such a large number of ME romances are assembled together in one volume is remarkable and of Auchinleck's 44 surviving texts, 18 are romances; 8 of these are in unique versions and all are in their earliest copy with the exception of 'Floris and Blancheflour'.
Also available at: www.nls.uk/auchinleck
Wiggins, Alison. 'Are Auchinleck Manuscript Scribes 1 and 6 the Same Scribe?: Whole-Data Analysis and the Advantages of Electronic Texts'. Medium Aevum, 73(2004): 10-26.