The fifteen oes and other prayers : edited from the text published by William Caxton (1491) /

"In 1491, at the command of two royal ladies, Elizabeth of York, wife of Henry VII, and Lady Margaret Beaufort, Henry's mother, William Caxton published a small collection of prayers in Latin and English (STC 20195). The volume is now known as "The Fifteen Oes" from its opening s...

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Imprint:Heidelberg : Universita╠łtsverlag Winter, [2021]
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Description:xxxvi, 54 pages : 1 illustration ; 24 cm
Language:English
Middle English
Latin
Series:Middle English texts ; 61
Middle English texts ; 61.
Subject:Caxton, William, -- approximately 1422-1491 or 1492.
Caxton, William, -- approximately 1422-1491 or 1492.
Prayers, Medieval -- History and criticism.
Prayers, Medieval.
Prayers.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12641450
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Other authors / contributors:Barratt, Alexandra, editor.
Powell, Susan, 1948- editor.
ISBN:9783825348519
3825348512
Notes:New Zealand editor.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 47-54).
Original text in Latin and English; critical matter in English.
Summary:"In 1491, at the command of two royal ladies, Elizabeth of York, wife of Henry VII, and Lady Margaret Beaufort, Henry's mother, William Caxton published a small collection of prayers in Latin and English (STC 20195). The volume is now known as "The Fifteen Oes" from its opening set of prayers. The Latin Oes were very popular and probably of English origin, but sometimes erroneously attributed to St Birgitta of Sweden. Although the prayers were translated into numerous European vernaculars, English versions, as here, are relatively rare. The Oes constitute about a third of the book. About thirty other prayers in English and Latin follow, some with antiphons, responses, and psalms (in Latin), many of them also common in later medieval books of hours and other prayer books, in England and elsewhere. The whole collection is important for several reasons. It was the first collection of prayers to be printed in England, and then to be frequently reprinted as a supplement to printed books of hours; it is connected with Lady Margaret Beaufort and highlights her close relationship with Caxton and also with Syon Abbey, the only Birgittine house in England; it combines Latin prayers with English, indicating that literate laywomen at the end of the fifteenth century were using both the vernacular and the official language of the Church in their devotions."--Back cover.
Standard no.:9783825348519

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