Text name Mirk's Festial File name cmmirk-m34 Manuscript Gough Eccl. Top. 4, Bodleian Library, Oxford Date a1500 (a1415) Dialect West Midlands (Shropshire?) Genre Sermon Edition Erbe, Theodore. 1905. Mirk's Festial: A collection of homilies, by Johannes Mirkus (John Mirk). Part I. EETS E.S. 96. London: K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co. Sample Pp. 1.4-5.36, 82.9-85.10 Remarks
A free reworking of the Legenda Aurea (a sermon cycle written in Latin about 1260-1270 by Jacobus a Voragine), with many additions from the Gesta Romanorum and comments, as well as two sermons from local sources. It is a full festival sermon cycle with many narrations, much of it apparently from local oral tradition.
File name CMMIRK Text identifier M3/4 IR SERM MIRK Text name FESTIAL Author MIRK JOHN Period M3/4 Date of original 1350-1420 Date of manuscript 1420-1500 Contemporaneity NON-CONTEMP Dialect WMO Verse or prose PROSE Text type SERMON Relationship to foreign original X Foreign original X Relationship to spoken language X Sex of author MALE Age of author X Social rank of author PROF Audience description X Participant relationship X Interaction X Setting X Prototypical text category INSTR REL Sample SAMPLE X