Research Programs: Scholarly Editions and Translations

Period of Performance

7/1/2006 - 8/31/2008

Funding Totals

$100,000.00 (approved)
$100,000.00 (awarded)

The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive

FAIN: RQ-50210-06

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4833)
Hoyt N. Duggan (Project Director: November 2005 to June 2009)

Completion of the B critical text of Piers Plowman with textual annotation and completion of documentary editions of the A and C manuscripts accompanied by color facsimiles of the originals. (24 months)

We propose to continue the development of the archetype and the Critical edition of the B version of Piers Plowman. These editions will be based on our machine-collated TEI-compliant transcriptions of the B manuscripts. In addition, we will complete several more A and C documentary texts as bases for the critical texts of both A and C versions.

Associated Products

The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive: 6. San Marino, Huntington Library MS 128 (Hm and Hm2) (Book)
Title: The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive: 6. San Marino, Huntington Library MS 128 (Hm and Hm2)
Author: William Langland
Editor: Thorlac Turville-Petre
Editor: Michael Calabrese
Editor: Hoyt N. Duggan
Abstract: This CD-ROM, with full color digital facsimiles and documentary texts of San Marino, Huntington Library MS HM 128 [Hm, Hm2 ], is the sixth volume of The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive, an international collaborative project devoted to electronic publication of all the medieval and renaissance witnesses to William Langland's Piers Plowman. Hm is a second-generation witness to the B version with extensive erasures [over 1500 instances] and heavily emended with over 700 additions to the original text in contemporary hands. Hyper-textual linkages enable display of the complex relationships of the base text to other B witnesses as well as delineating the individual contributions of the three scribes who wrote and changed this manuscript. There are colour facsimile images of every page in the manuscript, hyper-textually linked to the edited text which is itself presented in four different views: a diplomatic type-facsimile; a scribal text which includes iconic indications of scribal error; a critical text with lapsus calami corrected; and an AllTags view that shows all of the editorial interventions on one screen.
Year: 2008
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Access Model: CD-ROM
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Ltd.
Type: Scholarly Edition
ISBN: 9781843840923