In anticipation of our forthcoming edition, we have gathered together a selection of existing scholarship on the Tretiz that is currently available online. We hope that this will constitute a useful resource for those working on the text at present.
- Le Tretiz, from MS. G (Cambridge University Library Gg.1.1) and MS. T (Trinity College, Cambridge O.2.21), together with two Anglo-French poems in praise of women, ed. by William Rothwell (Aberystwyth: The Anglo-Norman Online Hub, 2009). Rothwell’s edition expands on his earlier (1990) edition for the Anglo-Norman Text Society’s Plain Text Series, offering comprehensive coverage of glossing in the two manuscripts edited with references to established lexicographical resources.
- ‘The Treatise of Walter of Biblesworth’, in A Volume of Vocabularies, Illustrating the Condition and Manners of Our Forefathers, As Well As the History of the Forms of Elementary Education and of the Languages Spoken in This Island, from the Tenth to the Fifteenth Century, ed. by Thomas Wright (1857), pp. 142-74. An edition based primarily on MS Arundel 220, collated against MS Sloane 809 (one of the few sustained treatments that the roll version has received to date).
The following MSS containing the Tretiz have all been digitised in publicly accessible collections.
- Cambridge, University Library, MS Gg.1.1 (fols. 279v-294r) [MS G]
- Cambridge, Trinity College, MS O.2.21 (fols. 120r-133v) [MS T]
- Cambridge, Parker Library (Corpus Christi College), MS 450 (fols. 241r-251r) [MS P]
- Cambridge, Trinity College, MS B.14.40 [Femina]
- London, British Library, MS Sloane 809 [MS 8]
- Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Nouvelles acquisitions latines, MS 699 (fols. 92r-107r) [MS B]
- New Haven, Beinecke Library, MS Osborn a56 (fols. 1r-27v) [MS Y].
Research on the Tretiz
One of the central aims of this project is to place the Tretiz within its appropriate context. As the project develops, we hope to be able to share key elements from the extensive bibliography of secondary criticism on the text. For those approaching the Tretiz for the first time, a useful overview of both criticism and the text’s editorial history can be found on the ArLiMa website.