Rapport Du Comite Consultatif; Report of the Advisory Committee Volume 43

Rapport Du Comite Consultatif; Report of the Advisory Committee Volume 43

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... author's revision, passages being erased or altered to soften anything that he judged to be too severe, as in the nrst part; but as Cotton. MS. Nero. D. 5 ends with 1250, we have not any means of knowing what he at first wrote (luard). He then evidently turned to the abridgment of his work, apparently begun earlier, called the 'Historia Minor' or' Historia Anglorum' (see below); and, after bringing it to its close with the year 1253, wrote the last part, or third volume, as it is called in the manuscript (Chronica Majora, o. v.Preface, p. via, with references to pages), of his great chronicle, extending from 1254 to 1259. This is found only in one manuscript, called the Arundel manuscript, now in the British Museum, Reg. MS. 14, C. 7, where it immediately follows the' Historia Minor.' Paris could not have finally revised this part of his work; while it is certainly his composition, and exhibits the characteristics of the previous parts, it is not so carefully written, and contains repetitions and faulty sentences (ib. p. xv). The manuscript could not have been written by Paris's own hand (so Dr. Luard, ib. p. xvi, in correction of Sir F. Madden). The greater chronicle ends with the picture of Matthew Paris on his death-bed, described above, and with a note that so far was his work, though in various handwritings, and that what follows was the work of another brother. The rest of the volume is occupied with the continuation ascribed to Rishanger (ib. p. 748). The 'Chronica Majora' was first printed by Archbishop Parker, who, having printed the first part of the chronicle under the title of'Flores Historiarum per Mattheum Westmonasteriensem collecti, ' and finding a manuscript belonging to Sir William Cecil beginning at 1066, published'...show more

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  • Paperback | 362 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 644g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236897161
  • 9781236897169