Chaucer´s 'Boece'

A Critical Edition Based on Cambridge University Library MS Ii.3.21, ff. 9r-180v

1. Edition, 2008
193 Pages

ISBN: 978-3-8253-5432-9
Product: Book
Edition: Softcover
Subject: Anglistik/Amerikanistik
Series: Middle English Texts, Volume No.: 38
Available: 18.01.2008

Keywords: Übersetzung, Altenglisch, Textkritik, De consolatione philosophiae, Chaucer, Geoffrey, Edition, Textgeschichte, Boece, Boetius, Boethius, Anicius Manlius Severinus

Although Chaucer’s ‘Boece’ has been edited many times, this is the first edition to offer not only a critical text but also collations with all extant medieval and late-medieval authorities and also with the modern critical editorial tradition. It thus presents both a reconstructed text and the materials from which that reconstruction was made.

Beyond that, this edition offers a complete survey of the traditions of interpretive scholarship, literary as well as textual. If Chaucer’s ‘Boece’ does not offer an entirely new work to scholars of Middle English, it presents a familiar one in an entirely new fashion that is designed to enhance appreciation of how much works like the ‘Boece’ can reveal about medieval translation and manuscript transmission as well as about Chaucer as a writer.