Past Event

Middle English Prose

July 2, 2018 - September 14, 2018
12:00 AM
Butler Library, 535 W. 114 St., New York, NY 10027 Rare Book & Manuscript Library (6th Floor East) - Chang Octagon Exhibition Room
In 1984, Ralph Hanna III published the first volume of the Index of Middle English Prose, listing manuscripts held by the Huntington Library in southern California; we are now almost 35 years into the project, with 24 volumes completed, and several more in preparation. One of these will represent prose in Middle English held in manuscripts of New York City’s libraries, and of these, Columbia’s is the largest. To celebrate the years of work that this project has demanded of the NYC compiler, Prof. Paul Acker, the Rare Book & Manuscript Library of Columbia University will display some 15-18 books containing prose in Middle English.

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Consuelo Dutschke