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First English Bible
By Mary Dove

The First English Bible

The Text and Context of the Wycliffite Versions

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First English Bible by Mary Dove

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The Bible was translated into English for the first time in the late 1300s by John Wyclif and his supporters. In the first study of the Wycliffite Bible for nearly a century, Mary Dove explains why people wanted an English translation, why many clergy opposed the idea, and why the Church's attempt to censor the translation was unsuccessful. Based on intensive study of the surviving manuscripts, Dove takes the reader through every step of the conception, design and execution of the first English Bible. Illuminating examples are included at every point, and textual analyses and a complete listing of surviving manuscripts are appended. Despite the meagre and inadequate resources with which the Wycliffites carried through their enormous enterprise, and the disagreements and changes of direction it involved, Dove demonstrates that the first English Bible initiated a tradition of scholarly, stylish and thoughtful biblical translation, and remains a major cultural landmark.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521880282
ISBN-10: 0521880289
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 334
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mary Dove

Mary Dove is Reader in English at the University of Sussex.

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