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The Institute has over 200 titles in print, as well as the journal Mediaeval Studies; it also publishes volumes on behalf of the Centre for Medieval Studies and The Dictionary of Old English in the University of Toronto, and distributes publications of l’Institut d’Études Médiévales, Montreal. PIMS titles are usually part of a numbered series, and some are assigned a secondary series as well. This electronic catalogue lists all currently available Institute publications; a PDF version of the current catalogue is also available.


Essays on Aesthetics and Medieval Literature in Honor of Howell Chickering

Edited by
Bonnie Wheeler, John M. Hill and R.F. Yeager

Essays on Aesthetics and Medieval Literature in Honor of Howell Chickering Papers in Mediaeval Studies

Papers in Mediaeval Studies 25. 2014. viii, 298 pp.
ISBN 978–0–88844–825–5 • Cloth • $90.00

This volume celebrates the fullness of Howell Chickering's reach, with contributors responding to his extensive scholarship on Old English as well as Middle English subjects – Chaucer especially, but also Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Gower, Lydgate – as well as his other interests from the Middle Ages to medievalisms both Romantic and modern.

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Augustine's Virgilian Retreat: Reading the Auctores at Cassiciacum

Joseph Pucci

Augustine's Virgilian Retreat: Reading the Auctores at Cassiciacum Studies and Texts

Studies and Texts 187. 2014. xvi, 192 pp.
ISBN 978–0–88844–187–4 • Cloth • $80.00

This volume historicizes Augustine's habit of turning to ancient diction through the specific act of quotation, locating this habit in pedagogical and philosophical practices owed to his training. Far from disdaining or rejecting his ancient inheritance, Augustine made his first task at Cassiciacum the articulation of a method by which the pagan auctores represented by Virgil might be made safe for Christianity.

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A Life of Thomas Becket in Verse: La Vie de saint Thomas Becket by Guernes de Pont-Sainte-Maxence

Translated by
Ian Short

A Life of Thomas Becket in Verse: La Vie de saint Thomas Becket by Guernes de Pont-Sainte-Maxence Mediaeval Sources in Translation

Mediaeval Sources in Translation 56. 2013. viii, 202 pp.
ISBN 978–0–88844–306–9 • Paper • $25.00

Composed in the immediate aftermath of Becket's murder in 1170, Guernes de Pont-Sainte-Maxence's 6000-line narrative poem is the earliest Life of Becket to appear in the French vernacular. It was written to be listened to by lay men and women, and provides a picture of events as they would have reached a contemporary French-speaking public avid for first-hand knowledge of their new heroic martyr.

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The Collectio Burdegalensis: A Study and Register of an Eleventh-Century Canon Law Collection

Kriston R. Rennie

The Collectio Burdegalensis: A Study and Register of an Eleventh-Century Canon Law Collection Studies and Texts

Studies and Texts 185; Mediaeval Law and Theology 6. 2013. xiv, 248 pp.
ISBN 978–0–88844–185–0 • Cloth • $95.00

This book offers a study and register of the French canon law collection known as the Collectio Burdegalensis. Considerable attention is devoted to the compiler's use and organisation of legal sources, and a rich historical background of church reform in late eleventh-century Aquitaine is provided. By examining when, where, by whom, and how this collection was made, the study re-evaluates its place and value among other legal collections of the period.

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Geoffrey Chaucer: The House of Fame

Edited by
Nick Havely

Geoffrey Chaucer: The House of Fame Durham Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Translations

Second edition. Durham Medieval and Renaissance Texts 3. 2013. xiv, 274 pp.
ISBN 978–0–88844–563–6 • Paper • $25.00

The House of Fame is an omnivorous poem. Like its own “House of Rumour,” it draws in a multiplicity of material: literary and technological; old and new; learned and lewde. The present edition is based on a collation of five witnesses and provides a substantial list of variants.

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Peter of Cornwall's Book of Revelations

Robert Easting and Richard Sharpe

Peter of Cornwall's Book of Revelations Studies and Texts

Studies and Texts 184; British Writers 5. 2013. xvi, 616 pp., plus 2 b/w plates
ISBN 978-0-88844-184-3 • Cloth • $150.00

This volume aims to introduce to a wider audience Peter of Cornwall (c.1140–1221), the diligent and methodical compiler of monumental works, of which one, the Liber Reuelationum, preserved uniquely in Lambeth Palace MS 51, is the focus for this study.

NOTE: Co-published with The Bodleian Library (ISBN 978-1-85124-254-2).  Customers in Europe, including the United Kingdom: please order this title from Bodleian Library Publishing.

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William Caxton. The Booke of Ovyde Named Methamorphose

Edited by
Richard J. Moll

William Caxton. The Booke of Ovyde Named Methamorphose Studies and Texts

Studies and Texts 182; British Writers 4. 2013. viii, 652 pp.
ISBN 978–0–88844–182–9 • Cloth • $150.00

William Caxton’s translation of the prose Ovide Moralisé was the first English version of Ovid's Metamorphoses. Caxton's translation can be used as an entry point into the complex textual tradition of Ovidian commentaries. The present edition seeks to renew interest in Caxton’s text and to encourage study of it in its own right.

NOTE: Co-published with The Bodleian Library (ISBN 978–1–85124–253–5). Customers in Europe, including the United Kingdom: please order this title from Bodleian Library Publishing.

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William of Auvergne: On Morals

Translated by
Roland J. Teske

William of Auvergne: On Morals Mediaeval Sources in Translation

Mediaeval Sources in Translation 55; St Michael's College Mediaeval Translations. 2013. xxvi, 250 pp.
ISBN 978–0–88844–305–2 • Paper • $30.00

William of Auvergne, bishop of Paris from 1228 to 1249, was not only one of the most prolific writers in philosophy and theology of the first half of the thirteenth century but also one of the first to use the new translations of Greek and Islamic thought that poured into the Latin West in that century. In On Morals he extols the value of the nine virtues in a sophisticated narrative where each of the virtues speaks for itself, explaining its importance.

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“And Touching Our Society”: Fashioning Jesuit Identity in Elizabethan England

Thomas M. McCoog

“And Touching Our Society”: Fashioning Jesuit Identity in Elizabethan England Studies and Texts

Studies and Texts 183; Catholic and Recusant Texts 3. 2013. xiv, 476 pp.
ISBN 978–0–88844–183–6 • Cloth • $95.00

The Jesuit mission to Elizabethan England began with the arrival of Edmund Campion and Robert Persons in 1580. This collection brings together thirteen landmark essays by Thomas M. McCoog, SJ, on the Society of Jesus in England, Ireland, and Scotland, four of them appearing in English for the first time.

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Landscapes and Societies in Medieval Europe East of the Elbe: Interactions between Environmental Settings and Cultural Transformations

Edited by
Donat Wehner, Sébastien Rossignol, Sunhild Kleingärtner and Timothy P. Newfield

Landscapes and Societies in Medieval Europe East of the Elbe: Interactions between Environmental Settings and Cultural Transformations Papers in Mediaeval Studies

Papers in Mediaeval Studies 23. 2013. xiv, 406 pp.
ISBN 978–0–88844–823–1 • Cloth • $95.00

This volume presents an interdisciplinary collection of studies on the lands “east of the Elbe,” a region without a Roman past, focusing on the connections between human populations and the natural world. A broad variety of approaches and methodologies drawn from the fields of archaeology, history, palaeobotany, and palaeozoology illuminate the history and development of these landscapes in the middle ages.

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Robert Grosseteste and His Intellectual Milieu. New Editions and Studies

Edited by
James R. Ginther, John Flood and Joseph W. Goering

Robert Grosseteste and His Intellectual Milieu. New Editions and Studies Papers in Mediaeval Studies

Papers in Mediaeval Studies 24. 2013. xiv, 430 pp.
ISBN 978–0–88844–824–8 • Cloth • $90.00

Fourteen papers on the works and intellectual context of Robert Grosseteste, bishop, philosopher, and theologian, including new editions and English translations of Grosseteste's De luce, his Latin translation of John of Damascus, and his Sermon 86.

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English School Exercises, 1420–1530

Nicholas Orme

English School Exercises, 1420–1530 Studies and Texts

Studies and Texts 181. 2013. xii, 442 pp.
ISBN 978–0–88844–181–2 • Cloth • $95.00

This edition of twelve collections of grammar-school exercises makes available for the first time the majority of the material in the genre. The exercises – sentences or short prose passages – illustrate the kind of Latin taught in schools at the end of the middle ages and show how schoolmasters went about teaching the language. Together, they also provide a new source for the social and cultural history of England in the century before the Reformation.

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The Dimensions of Colour: Robert Grosseteste's De colore

Cecilia Panti, Giles E.M. Gasper, Greti Dinkova-Bruun, Hannah Smithson, Michael Huxtable and Tom C.B. McLeish

The Dimensions of Colour: Robert Grosseteste's De colore Durham Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Translations

Edition, Translation and Interdisciplinary Analysis
Durham Medieval and Renaissance Texts 4. 2013. x, 94 pp.
ISBN 978–0–88844–564–3 • Paper • $19.95

Robert Grosseteste's De colore (On Colour), in which Grosseteste constructs a combinatorial account of colour, plays an important role within the canon of his scientific works. In this edition, translation and commentary, the conceptual and analytical tools of contemporary science, itself a descendent of Grosseteste and his contemporaries, bring his physical and mathematical reasoning into sharper relief.

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Roger Bacon: On Signs

Translated by
Thomas S. Maloney

Roger Bacon: On Signs Mediaeval Sources in Translation

Translated with an introduction and notes by Thomas S. Maloney.
Mediaeval Sources in Translation 54. 2013. xii, 148 pp.
ISBN 978–0–88844–304–5 • Paper • $19.95

Roger Bacon's Opus maius represents an attempt to create a whole new vision of what Christian education should be, one centered on service to the Church. One chapter of this work, “On Signs,” is the most comprehensive and innovative treatise on semiotics in the thirteenth century. To understand the myriad ways in which things and words signify, Bacon says, is “a thing of marvelous usefulness and beauty.”

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