Information on cmotest-m3

PPCME2 information

Text name The Old Testament (Wycliffite)
File name cmotest-m3
Manuscript Royal 1.C.8, British Library, London (?)
Date a1425 (c1395) (Helsinki gives a1425 (a1382)?)
Dialect East Midlands (McIntosh et al. 1986: Buckinghamshire)
Genre Bible
Edition Forshall, Josiah and Frederic Madden. 1850. The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, with the apocraphal books, in the earliest English versions made from the Latin Vulgate by John Wycliffe and his followers, Vol. 1. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Reprinted 1982 (New York: AMS Press).
Sample Genesis I.1-III.24, VI.1-IX.29,XII.1-XIV.20, XXII.1-XXII.19, Numbers XIII.1-XIV.45, XVI.1-XVII.13.

The revision of the Wycliffite Bible which resulted in the Late Version was probably led by, if not done by, John Purvey (see Purvey's General Prologue to the Bible).

Helsinki Corpus information

File name CMOTEST
Text identifier M3 XX OLDT WYCOLD
Author X
Period M3
Date of original 1350-1420
Date of manuscript 1350-1420
Contemporaneity CONTEMP
Dialect EML
Verse or prose PROSE
Text type BIBLE
Relationship to foreign original TRANSL
Foreign original LATIN
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 X