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Text name John of Trevisa's Polychronicon
File name cmpolych-m3
Manuscript St. John's College H.1 (204), Cambridge
Date a1387
Dialect Southern
Genre History
Edition Lumby, Joseph R. 1876, 1882. Polychronicon Ranulphi Higden, monachi cestrensis, Vols. VI, VIII, English translations of John Trevisa and of an unknown writer of the fifteenth century. Rolls Series 41. London: [publisher unknown].
Sample Book VI, pp. 3-477; Book VIII, pp. 83-111, 347-352

John of Trevisa was born in Cornwall. He was a fellow of Exeter College (1362-1369) and Queen's College, Oxford, and then vicar of a parish in Berkeley and a canon in Gloucestershire. He died at Berkely in 1412.

The Polychronicon is a translation of Ranulph (or Ralph) Higden's Latin work of the same name. Trevisa translated it at the direction of Sir Thomas of Berkeley and finished it in 1387. It is a fairly literal translation and only occasionally contains original explanations of the text.

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File name CMPOLYCH
Text identifier M3 NN HIST TREVISA
Period M3
Date of original 1350-1420
Date of manuscript 1350-1420
Contemporaneity CONTEMP
Dialect SL
Verse or prose PROSE
Text type HISTORY
Relationship to foreign original TRANSL
Foreign original LATIN
Relationship to spoken language WRITTEN
Sex of author MALE
Age of author 40-60
Social rank of author PROF
Audience description X
Participant relationship X
Interaction X
Setting X
Prototypical text category NARR NON-IMAG