Information on cmcloud-m3

PPCME2 information

Text name The Cloud of Unknowing
File name cmcloud-m3
Manuscript Harley 674, British Library, London
Date a1425 (?a1400)
Dialect East Midlands (?central north)
Genre Religious treatise
Edition Hodgson, Phyllis. 1944 (for 1943). The cloud of unknowing and The book of privy counselling. EETS O.S. 218. London: Oxford University Press.
Sample Pp. 13-133

The author of these works was certainly a priest, but little else is known about him with certainty, except that he also wrote The Book of Privy Counselling, The Epistle of Prayer, and The Epistle of Discretion in Stirrings. He may also have written Of Discerning of Spirits, Denis Hid Divinity, and Benjamin Minor. The language of the mss. suggests a Central North-East Midlands provenance. The mss. are difficult to date exactly, but Hodgson places the Cloud between Rolle (1349) and Hilton (1395).

Helsinki Corpus information

File name CMCLOUD
Text identifier M3 IR RELT CLOUD
Text name CLOUD
Author X
Period M3
Date of original 1350-1420
Date of manuscript 1350-1420
Contemporaneity CONTEMP
Dialect EMO
Verse or prose PROSE
Text type REL TREAT
Relationship to foreign original X
Foreign original X
Relationship to spoken language WRITTEN
Sex of author X
Age of author X
Social rank of author X
Audience description X
Participant relationship X
Interaction X
Setting X
Prototypical text category INSTR REL