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The electronic Campsey project

Electronic Campsey corpus

Updates 2010:

  • 25 August 2010: inclusion of a Critical dossier on the Life of St. Osith (PDF): Introduction, critical article, edition of the text and facing page English translation, extracted, with permission, from PLL 41 (2005).
  • 21 March 2010: MARGOT search engine revised, adding highlighted matches, and Boolean searches. See details and examples of searches.

This site offers electronic editions of French verse saints’ lives written in medieval England. The primary focus is on the thirteen works in the unique Campsey manuscript, the only known medieval collection composed solely of French verse saints’ lives. Six of these thirteen lives are also extant in other manuscripts, and these copies are also included in the corpus (with the exception of the multiple copies of Becket, in progress).

For more details on the project objectives, methods and search tools visit the Campsey project Overview.

Search the texts, inclusively or selectively, from among the works in the corpus. Browse the texts, choosing from the works in the corpus.