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Thorlac Turville-Petre

Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Arts


Recent Publications

  • THORLAC TURVILLE-PETRE, 2017. 'Alliterative Revival', 'Alexander Romances', 'Wars of Alexander'. In: S. ECHARD and R. ROUSE, eds., The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain. Wiley.
  • THORLAC TURVILLE-PETRE, 2017. The Vocabulary of the Alliterative Morte Arthure. In: SIMON HOROBIN and ADITI NAFDE, eds., Pursuing English Manuscripts and their Texts. Brepols. 43-61
  • THORLAC TURVILLE-PETRE, 2017. A Visit to the Faroe Islands in 1942 by Gabriel Turville-Petre Fróðskaparrit. 64, 161-82
  • THORLAC TURVILLE-PETRE, 2015. Poems from MS Harley 913: 'The Kildare Manuscript' Oxford University Press.
  • THORLAC TURVILLE-PETRE and RALPH HANNA, 2015. Medieval Manuscript Fragments at the Staffordshire Record Office The Library. 7th ser. 16, 405-28
  • RALPH HANNA and THORLAC TURVILLE-PETRE, 2014. The Text of the Alliterative Morte Arthure. In: SUSANNAH FEIN and MICHAEL JOHNSTON, eds., Robert Thornton and his Books York Medieval Press. 131-55
  • THORLAC TURVILLE-PETRE and JOHN BURROW, 2014. The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive, Vol. 9: The B-Version Archetype: SEENET Series A.12 Available at: <>
  • THORLAC TURVILLE-PETRE, 2014. Proverbs in Middle English Alliterative Poetry. In: NICOLAS JACOBS and GERALD MORGAN, eds., 'Truthe is the beste' Peter Lang. 169-184
  • THORLAC TURVILLE-PETRE, 2013. 'Alliterative Horses'. Journal of English and Germanic Philology. 112(2), 154-68
  • THORLAC TURVILLE-PETRE, 2013. 'The B-Archetype of Piers Plowman as a Corpus for Metrical Analysis'.. In: MICHAEL CALABRESE and STEPHEN SHEPHERD, eds., Yee? Baw for Bokes: Essays on Medieval Manuscripts and Poetics. Marymount Institute Press. 17-30
  • THORLAC TURVILLE-PETRE and ROBERT ADAMS, 2013. 'The London Book-Trade and the Lost History of Piers Plowman'. Review of English Studies.
  • THORLAC TURVILLE-PETRE, 2013. Editing Electronic Texts. In: VINCENT GILLESPIE and ANNE HUDSON, eds., Probable Truth: Editing Medieval Texts in the Twenty-First Century Brepols. 55-70
  • THORLAC TURVILLE-PETRE, 2013. A Nottinghamshire Dispute: English Documents of 1438-42 Nottingham Medieval Studies. 57, 171-194
  • THORLAC TURVILLE-PETRE and J. A. BURROW, 2012. 'Editing the B Archetype of Piers Plowman and the Relationship Between Alpha and Beta'. Yearbook of Langland Studies. 26, 98-119
  • TURVILLE-PETRE, T, 2010. 'The Gawain Poet: Places of the Imagination'. In: TREHARNE, E and WALKER, G, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Medieval English Literature. Oxford University Press. 594-608
  • HANNA, R and TURVILLE-PETRE, T, eds., 2010. The Wollaton Medieval Manuscripts: Texts, Owners and Readers. Woodbridge : York Medieval Press.
  • TURVILLE-PETRE, T., 2010. 'The Gawain Poet: Places of the Imagination'.. In: TREHARNE, E AND WALKER, G, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Medieval English Literature Oxford University Press. 594-608
  • TURVILLE-PETRE, T.F., 2008. The Green Chapel. In: O. J. PADEL and DAVID N. PARSONS, eds., A Commodity of Good Names Shaun Tyas.
  • TURVILLE-PETRE, T.F., 2008. St Erkenwald and the Judicial Oath Notes and Queries. 55, 19-21
  • DUGGAN, H.N., CALABRESE, M. and TURVILLE-PETRE, T., 2008. The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive Vol. 6: San Marino, Huntington Library Hm 128 (Hm, Hm2)
  • TURVILLE-PETRE, T, 2008. The Etymology of 'Road' Notes and Queries. 253, 405-06
  • TURVILLE-PETRE, T, 2008. Early Middle English. In: MOMMA, H and MATTO, M, eds., A Companion to the History of the English Language Wiley-Blackwell. xxxiii, 690 p.
  • TURVILLE-PETRE, T.F., 2007. Reading Middle English Literature. Oxford: Blackwell.
  • TURVILLE-PETRE, T.F., 2005. 'Political Lyrics'. In: DUNCAN, T.G., ed., A Companion to the Middle English Lyric. Woodbridge: D.S. Brewer. 171-88
  • ELIASON, E., DUGGAN, H.N. and TURVILLE-PETRE, T.F., 2005. The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive: vol. 5: London, British Library MS Additional 35287 (M) [CD-ROM] At: Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer
  • BURROW, J. and TURVILLE-PETRE, T.F., 2004. A Book of Middle English 3rd. Oxford: Blackwell.
  • TURVILLE-PETRE, T.F., 2003. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Digby 86: a Thirteenth-Century Commonplace Book in its Social Context. In: EALES, R. and TYAS, S., eds., Family and Dynasty in Late Medieval England Donington: Shaun Tyas. 56-66
  • TURVILLE-PETRE, T.F., 2002. Putting it Right: The Corrections of Huntington Library MS. Hm 128 and BL Additional MS. 35287 Yearbook of Langland Studies. 16, 41-66
  • TURVILLE-PETRE, T.F., 2001. Sir Adrian Fortescue and his copy of Piers Plowman Yearbook of Langland Studies. 14, 29-48
  • TURVILLE-PETRE, T.F. and DUGGAN, H.N., 2000. An Electronic Edition of the B-Text of Piers Plowman in Trinity College, Cambridge, MS B.15.17, The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive: Vol. 2 Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • TURVILLE-PETRE, T.F., 1999. Poems by Chaucer in John Harpur's Psalter Studies in the Age of Chaucer: 0190-2407. 21, 301-14
  • TURVILLE-PETRE, T.F., 1998. The Earliest English Manorial Survey Speculum. 73(1), 58-79
  • TURVILLE-PETRE, T.F., MINNIS, A. J. and MORSE, C. C., 1997. Essays on Ricardian literature in honour of J.A. Burrow Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  • TURVILLE-PETRE, T.F., 1997. Image and Text: Medieval Manuscripts at the University of Nottingham Nottingham: University of Nottingham.
  • TURVILLE-PETRE, T.F., 1997. 'The Pearl-Poet in his Fayre Regioun'. In: MINNIS, A. J., MORSE, C. C. and TURVILLE-PETRE, T., eds., Essays on Ricardian Literature in Honour of J A Burrow Oxford: Clarendon Press. 276-294
  • TURVILLE-PETRE, T.F. and BURROW, J. A., 1996. A book of Middle English Oxford: Blackwell.
  • TURVILLE-PETRE, T.F., 1996. England the Nation: Language, Literature and National Identity, 1290-1340 Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  • TATE, M., TATE, R.B. and TURVILLE-PETRE, T.F., 1995. Two pilgrim itineraries of the later Middle Ages Santiago de Compostela: Xunta de Galicia.
  • TURVILLE-PETRE, T.F., 1989. Alliterative poetry of the later Middle Ages : an anthology London: Routledge.
  • DUGGAN, H.N. and TURVILLE-PETRE, T.F., 1989. The Wars of Alexander Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • TURVILLE-PETRE, T.F., 1988. Politics and Poetry in the Early Fourteenth Century: the Case of Robert Manning's Chronicle Review of English Studies.
  • TURVILLE-PETRE, T.F. and GELLING, M., 1987. Studies in Honour of Kenneth Cameron
  • TURVILLE-PETRE, T.F., 1982. Anthology of Medieval Poems and Drama. In: FORD, B., ed., The New Pelican Guide to English Literature 1. 387-602
  • TURVILLE-PETRE, T.F., 1977. The alliterative revival Cambridge: D.S. Brewer.

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