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Ars moriendi, that is to saye the craft for to deye for the helthe of mannes sowle

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Titre:Ars moriendi, that is to saye the craft for to deye for the helthe of mannes sowle (incunable, inc.)
Date:Vers 1491
Langue:Anglais
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Forme:Prose
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Incipit:Here begynneth a lytyll treatyse schortely compyled and called ars moriendi, that is to saye the craft for to deye for the helthe of mannes sowle.
Whan ony of lyklyhode shal deye, thenne is moste necessarye to haue a specyall frende…
Explicit:… In hope abydyng his reward and eu[er]lastyng glorie. Amen. Explicit.
Manuscrits
Éditions anciennes
  1. Here begynneth a lytyll treatyse schortely compyled and called ars moriendi, that is to saye the craft for to deye for the helthe of mannes sowle.
    [Westminster], [William Caxton ou Wynkyn de Worde], [vers 1491]
    ARLIMA: EA3470   GW: 02634   ISTC: ia01124300   USTC: 500162
Éditions modernes
  • Blades, 1869.
  • A Reprint in Facsimile of a Treatise Spekynge of the Arte and Crafte to Knowe Well to Dye Translated oute of Frenshe to Englysshe by Willm. Caxton, London, Lumley, 1875, 25 p.
  • Ars moriendi: that is to saye the craft for to deye for the helthe of mannes sowle. Photolithograph of the unique and perfect copy, printed about 1491 by William Caxton or Wynken de Worde, preserved in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Issued, with an introductory note, by Edward W. B. Nicholson, London, Quaritch, 1891, 7 p. + [8] f. [IA]
Traductions modernes
  • en anglais:
    • The Book of the Craft of Dying, and Other Early English Tracts Concerning Death, taken from manuscripts and printed books in the British Museum and Bodleian Libraries, now first done into modern spelling and edited by Frances M. M. Comper with a preface by the Rev. George Congreve, S. S. J. E., London, New York, Bombay et Calcutta, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1917, xliii + 173 p. (ici p. 53-) [GB] [HT] [IA]
      Réimpression:
      • New York, Arno Press, 1977
Études
  • Beaty, Nancy Lee, The Craft of Dying: A Study in the Literary Tradition of the Ars moriendi in England, New Haven, Yale University Press (Yale Studies in English, 175), 1970, xii + 299 p.
  • Chené-Williams, Adèle, « Vivre sa mort et mourir sa vie: l'art de mourir au XVe siècle », Le sentiment de la mort au Moyen Âge. Études présentées au Cinquième colloque de l'Institut d'études médiévales de l'Université de Montréal, éd. Claude Sutto, Montréal, Éditions Univers (L'Aurore) (Explorations / Études médiévales), 1979, p. 169-182.
Répertoires bibliographiques
Rédaction: Laurent Brun
Dernière mise à jour: 10 mai 2020