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Humanism in England during the Fifteenth Century (4th edition)

The Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature first published Roberto Weiss's Humanism in England in 1941, with subsequent editions in 1957 and 1967. The author died in 1969 but, even forty years after his death, his first monograph remains an essential guide to its subject. The Society is now making it available on-line, in a new and updated edition.

The on-line edition presents Weiss's text with his own addenda incorporated into the footnotes. In addition, the text is annotated with new addenda, providing updated bibliography, and corrigenda. There is also an introduction, detailing the development of Weiss's work and the influence it has had, by David Rundle. He also provides us with an appendices of previously unpublished original texts and of manuscript descriptions.

The text of Weiss's monograph appeared on-line in instalments, uploaded at regular intervals between October 2009 and July 2010, with the Editor's Introduction being posted in September 2010. These have been supplemented with Appendix I, uploaded in January 2012. Each section is in pdf format. Weiss's text appears in an 'integrated' presentation, placing the new addenda as marginalia to the pages of Weiss's text. For readers' convenience, a clean version pdf of Weiss's bibliography of secondary material and the abbreviations of works cited in the editorial addenda is also available to be consulted alongside the instalments. 

All files should be considered to be in 'pre-print' format and feedback is invited, providing comment or further references; please contact the Society at its e-mail address. There will be a limited print-run hard copy version of this fourth edition, which will be published in 2016.

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