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Middle English Compendium

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The Middle English Compendium offers easy access to and interconnectivity among three major Middle English electronic resources: an electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary (MED), a HyperBibliography of Middle English Prose and Verse based on the MED bibliographies, and a Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse. Each of these components can serve as an independent resource, but the power and potential of each are dramatically increased by their interconnection through hypertext links. The HyperBibliography enables easy, swift, and precisely focused transitions from each citation in the electronic MED to the bibliographic entry for that text. The electronic MED now contains the letters A-Wel, corresponding to 109 fascicles of the print Dictionary, or about 14,125 pages. It contains approximately 52,077 entries and 838,195 quotations, of which 812,985 have been linked to the corresponding entries in the HyperBibliography. Manuscript abbreviations and shelfmarks have been added to the stencils for these linked quotations. The process of linking all MED stencils to the corresponding entries in the HyperBibliography, and of adding the MS abbreviation and shelfmark to every MED stencil, is almost complete. The Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse now contains 61 searchable CME texts with a full array of search mechanisms.

Middle English Dictionary PE679.M54 Pt.A-Z Koerner Ref
Middle English Dictionary. A bibliography of Middle English texts Z2012.O3 Koerner Ref


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