Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cotton Nero A.x. Project

We have just posted an updated version of the Cotton Nero A.x. Project
bibliography on our Web page.

British Library MS Cotton Nero A.x. is the famous manuscript containing
the unique extant copies of Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, and Sir Gawain and
the Green Knight.

The bibliography covers items published about the manuscript itself or any
of the four poems during a fifteen year period from 1994 to 2008. It is
currently a working handlist for the project team, but we intend to expand
it into an full annotated bibliography with features similar to those
provided by the Blanch and Andrew bibliographies. Although we've done our
best to find entries, we have been dependent so far to some extent on
other published bibliographies, especially the MLA Bibliography and the
International Medieval Bibliography.

We are asking for the help of the Pearl-poet community in identifying
items we may have missed and if possible in locating copies of the few
items we have been unable to obtain (asterisked in the bibliography).

Users who notice errors or omissions would be helping us considerably if
they brought them to our attention.

A PDF of the bibliography can be found at The project’s main Web page
( contains further information on the project and
we would be more than willing to answer any additional questions you may

Thank you in advance for your help,
The Cotton Nero A.x. Project Team

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