Sunday, October 28, 2007

New Book

Frederick M. Biggs, ed., _The Apocrypha_, Instrumenta Anglistica Medievalia 1
(Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 2007). xx, 117 pp. ISBN
978-1-58044-119-3. $12 (softcover).

This volume brings up to date the entries on Apocrypha first published in
_Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture: A Trial Version_, ed. Frederick M.
Biggs, Thomas D. Hill, and Paul E. Szarmach (Binghamton, N.Y., 1990), which
were themselves intended to correct and amplify the entries on Apocrypha first
assembled by J. D. A. Ogilvy in his _Books Known to the English, 597–1066_
(Cambridge, Mass., 1967). The book provides complete coverage of the
and transmission of almost eighty apocryphal texts in Anglo-Saxon England,
supported by a bibliography of over 500 titles. This is the first publication
in a new series, Instrumenta Anglistica Medievalia, which is intended to serve
as a forum for interim and subsidiary publications related to the Sources of
Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture project. Copies can be ordered through the MIP
online bookstore (

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