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Domestic and Material Culture in the Middle English Adam Books

Domestic and Material Culture in the Middle English Adam Books Domestic and Material Culture in  the Middle English Adam Books by James M. Dean he  subject of  this essay  is  the smallbut     significant  corpus  of  medi- eval  English  writings  thatderiv   e  ultimatelyfro   m  the  Latin Vita T Adae et Euae,  the  apocryphalLif   e of Adam and Eve,  composed,  in  its  current,ext   antv   ersion  in  perhaps  the  eighth  century.Th   ere  are  some  five  redactionsof     the  Life of Adam  in  English,  two  in  verse  and  three in  prose.  These  translations and     adaptationsof     the  Vita Adae  date from  the  fourteenthand     fifteenth  centuries. The  English  Adam  books  include  the  Life of Adam  from  the  AuchinleckMS     (in  rhymed  couplets,c   a.  1300– 25,  NW  Midlands);   the  Canticum de creatione  (in  stanzas,c   a.  1375);  Þe lyff of Adam and Eue  (in  the VernonMS,     ca.  1370–90,  in  prose);  the  prose  ver- Brian  Murdoch,  The Medieval Popular Bible: Expansions of Genesis in the Middle Ages  (Cambridge:   D.  S.  Brewer,  2003),  43.  For  difficulties  of  dating  the  Vita Adae,  see  Gary  A.  Anderson,  “The  Penitence Narrativein     the  Life of Adam and Eve,”  in  Literature on Adam and Eve,  ed.  Gary  A.  Anderson,  MichaelE.     Stone,  and j ohannes  Tromp,  Studia  http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Studies in Philology University of North Carolina Press

Domestic and Material Culture in the Middle English Adam Books

Studies in Philology , Volume 107 (1) – Jan 13, 2010

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Abstract

Domestic and Material Culture in  the Middle English Adam Books by James M. Dean he  subject of  this essay  is  the smallbut     significant  corpus  of  medi- eval  English  writings  thatderiv   e  ultimatelyfro   m  the  Latin Vita T Adae et Euae,  the  apocryphalLif   e of Adam and Eve,  composed,  in  its  current,ext   antv   ersion  in  perhaps  the  eighth  century.Th   ere  are  some  five  redactionsof     the  Life of Adam  in  English,  two  in  verse  and  three in  prose.  These  translations and     adaptationsof     the  Vita Adae  date from  the  fourteenthand     fifteenth  centuries. The  English  Adam  books  include  the  Life of Adam  from  the  AuchinleckMS     (in  rhymed  couplets,c   a.  1300– 25,  NW  Midlands);   the  Canticum de creatione  (in  stanzas,c   a.  1375);  Þe lyff of Adam and Eue  (in  the VernonMS,     ca.  1370–90,  in  prose);  the  prose  ver- Brian  Murdoch,  The Medieval Popular Bible: Expansions of Genesis in the Middle Ages  (Cambridge:   D.  S.  Brewer,  2003),  43.  For  difficulties  of  dating  the  Vita Adae,  see  Gary  A.  Anderson,  “The  Penitence Narrativein     the  Life of Adam and Eve,”  in  Literature on Adam and Eve,  ed.  Gary  A.  Anderson,  MichaelE.     Stone,  and j ohannes  Tromp,  Studia 

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