The Psalms in English, 1530-1633

Edited by Hannibal Hamlin

Tudor and Stuart Translations 19

Modern Humanities Research Association

  2020-21

ISBN: 978-1-781880-96-8 (hardback)

ISBN: 978-1-781880-97-5 (paperback)  •  RRP £16.50, $27.50, €19.50

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Many of the principles and practices of Tudor and Stuart translation and textual scholarship were developed by biblical scholars, like Erasmus, Tyndale, and the Geneva Bible and King James Bible teams. Many of those writers who translated classical works into the vernacular, or continental works into English, also translated biblical literature, most especially the Psalms. This volume will include a wide range of Psalm translations, from the earliest English psalters of George Joye and Miles Coverdale in the 1530s to the psalters of George Wither and James I (ghost written by William Alexander) in the 1630s. It will include prose versions included in the major English Bibles as well as Psalms in lyric verse intended for private devotion or godly entertainment. The metrical Psalms range from common meter versions by Sternhold and Hopkins and their imitators, to sophisticated lyrics by Wyatt and Surrey, Philip and Mary Sidney, John Donne and Thomas Carew. Psalms surviving only in manuscript will be included as well as printed translations, and the host of translators represented will cut across English (and Scottish) society.

Bibliography entry:

Hamlin, Hannibal (ed.), The Psalms in English, 1530-1633, Tudor and Stuart Translations, 19 (Cambridge: MHRA, 3000)

First footnote reference: 35 The Psalms in English, 1530-1633, ed. by Hannibal Hamlin, Tudor and Stuart Translations, 19 (Cambridge: MHRA, 3000), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Hamlin, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Hamlin, Hannibal (ed.). 3000. The Psalms in English, 1530-1633, Tudor and Stuart Translations, 19 (Cambridge: MHRA)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Hamlin 3000: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Hamlin 3000: 21.

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