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The Hengwrt Chaucer Digital Facsimile


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Hrsg. v. Estelle Stubbs

CD-ROM, Online

Verlag :: Publisher

Scholarly Digital Editions


Systemvoraussetzungen :: System requirements

Windows 95 oder höher

MacOS 7.6.1 oder höher

Preis :: Price*

Einzelplatz / Single user

69,79 GBP (individuelle/private Nutzung)

148,94 GBP (institutionelle Nutzung)

Netzwerk / Network

Preise auf Anfrage / Prices on request


Preise auf Anfrage / Prices on request

*Der Preis versteht sich zzgl. der gesetzlich gültigen Mehrwertsteuer und Versandspesen.
Preisänderungen vorbehalten.
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978-0-9539610-0-9 (individuelle/private Nutzung)

978-0-9539610-6-1 (institutionelle Nutzung)

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Verlagsinformation :: Publisher's information

The CD-ROM incorporates the first-ever full colour facsimile of the "Hengwrt Chaucer manuscript" (National Library of Wales Peniarth 392 D), one of the most important of all English literary manuscripts, together with binding fragments and the leaves of the Merthyr fragment.

This CD-ROM joins the images to the transcriptions of the text, collations with the other crucial early manuscript of the "Tales" (the "Ellesmere Chaucer", in the Huntington Library), complete descriptions and analytical discussions to give a full set of materials for studying this important manuscript.

Three versions of the Hengwrt Chaucer Digital facsimile are available, as follows:

- The Research Edition, edited by Estelle Stubbs

- The Hengwrt Chaucer Standard Edition, edited by Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan

- The Online Edition, published on the National Library of Wales website by Scholarly Digital Editions in 2003 and accessible from the library website

Each version is designed to serve a particular set of needs. If you wish simply to check the reading of the manuscript at a particular point of the Tales, and would like to see how the manuscript appears at that point, the Online Edition will allow you to do this over the web, quickly and at no cost. If you want to carry out searches on the whole text, to examine the manuscript more closely to check the exact readings at each point, and to have all this on your computer at all times, then the Standard Edition will be appropriate. It is expected that most of those who need this will be students and general readers, and so the edition has been priced to be affordable for that audience, at around the same price as a standard hardback or paperback. If you want to explore the manuscript in the closest possible detail, examining its construction as shown through its quiring, inks, and running heads, researching its differences word-by-word with the Ellesmere manuscript, studying scholarly commentary on all this, together with more sophisticated searching and with access to images which show the smallest detail on the manuscript's surface, then you will need the Research Edition.

The following table sets out the differences between the three editions.

The differences between the three editions:

Research Edition

Standard Edition

Online Edition

Images at 225 dpi, permitting examination of the finest detail

Images at 112 dpi, permitting verification of all readings

Images at 56 dpi, showing the appearance of each page

Full transcripts of all text of all tales, links and glosses

Full transcripts of all text of all tales, links and glosses

Full transcripts of all text of all tales, links and glosses

Shows all marks of abbreviation in transcripts

Marks of abbreviation expanded

Marks of abbreviation expanded

Word and phrase search of all text and SGML encoding:

Word search of all text

Sample word search only

Word by word collation of whole text of the Hengwrt and Ellesmere manuscripts



View the manuscript by quires



View the manuscript by opening, two pages at a time



View each leaf together with its conjugate (that is, see each bifolium as if the manuscript were unbound)



'About' page, giving editorial comment and discussion for every page of the manuscript



Observations by the editor, Estelle Stubbs, on the construction and writing of the manuscript

Introduction in English and Welsh by Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan


Articles on the language of the manuscript and on the digital photography, and full manuscript description



Images of all the fragments of binding and other leaves associated with the manuscript



Tables showing inks and running heads in the manuscript, and comparing the Hengwrt and Ellesmere tale orders



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