Margaret Tyler, Mirror of Princely Deeds and Knighthood

Edited by Joyce Boro

Tudor and Stuart Translations 11

Modern Humanities Research Association

1 July 2014  •  290pp

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Margaret Tyler’s Mirror of Princely Deeds and Knighthood is a groundbreaking work, being the first English romance penned by a woman and the  first English romance to be translated directly from Spanish. As such, it is not only a landmark in the history of Anglo-Spanish literary relations, but it is also a milestone in the evolution of the romance genre and in the development of women’s writing in England. Yet notwithstanding its seminal status, this is the only critical edition of Tyler’s romance.

This modernized edition is preceded by an introduction which meticulously investigates Tyler’s translation methodology, her biography, her proto-feminism, and her religious affiliations. In addition, it situates Mirror within the context of English romance production and reading, female authorship, and the Elizabethan and Jacobean translation of Spanish romance. This edition will be of interest to scholars of gender studies and of English and Spanish Renaissance literature.

Joyce Boro is an associate professor of English literature at Université de Montréal.

Reviews:

  • ‘Boro’s judicious use of textual notes, the glossary, and her explanatory introduction, make this edition accessible to a wide audience and suitable for introducing new readers to Early Modern chivalric romance.’ — unsigned notice, Forum for Modern Language Studies 51, 2015, 237
  • ‘[This] very complete edition, with a useful introduction, is particularly welcome given the recent critical interest in Tyler's prologue to her Mirror.’ — Barbara Fuchs, Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 55, 2015, 226
  • ‘Her discussion of the proto-feminist implications of Tyler’s translation, as well as its preface, is a model of careful and thorough linguistic analysis. Attractively priced, her edition should do much to extend the readership of The Mirror of Princely Deeds and Knighthood, and is a welcome addition to this excellent MHRA series.’ — Gillian Wright, Translation and Literature 24, 2015, 254-55
  • ‘Boro's expertly annotated edition ... a useful tool for students and scholars of early modern exchange.’ — Hannah Leah Crummé, Times Literary Supplement 23 January 2015, 26
  • ‘This edition makes a substantial contribution to Elizabethan studies.’ — H. Gaston Hall, Cahiers Élisabéthains 87, 2015
  • ‘Boro’s introduction does a fine job of summarizing the previous fifteen years of intense scholarly interest on Tyler’s work, and clearly articulates avenues for further investigation and inquiry.’ — Aaron Taylor Miedema, Renaissance and Reformation 39.3, Summer 2016, 217-18

Contents:

i-vi
Front Matter
Joyce Boro
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vii-vii
Table of Contents
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viii-viii
General Editors’ Foreword
Andrew Hadfield, Neil Rhodes
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ix-x
Acknowledgements
Joyce Boro
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1-36
Introduction
Joyce Boro
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37-37
Further Reading
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38-42
Bibliographical Descriptions
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43-44
Editorial Policy
Joyce Boro
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45-238
Mirror of Princely Deeds and Knighthood(1578)
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239-249
Textual Notes
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250-264
Glossary
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265-265
Neologisms
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266-271
Bibliography
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272-275
Index of Characters
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276-280
Index To Introduction and Notes
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Bibliography entry:

Boro, Joyce (ed.), Margaret Tyler, Mirror of Princely Deeds and Knighthood, Tudor and Stuart Translations, 11 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2014)

First footnote reference: 35 Margaret Tyler, Mirror of Princely Deeds and Knighthood, ed. by Joyce Boro, Tudor and Stuart Translations, 11 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2014), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Boro, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Boro, Joyce (ed.). 2014. Margaret Tyler, Mirror of Princely Deeds and Knighthood, Tudor and Stuart Translations, 11 (Cambridge: MHRA)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Boro 2014: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Boro 2014: 21.

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