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Barlaam and Josaphat a transcription of MS Egerton 876 with notes, glossary, and comparative study of the Middle English and Japanese versions by Keiko Ikegami

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Published by AMS Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • England.

Subjects:

  • Literature, Comparative -- English (Middle) and Japanese,
  • Literature, Comparative -- Japanese and English (Middle),
  • Romances, English -- Indic influences,
  • Manuscripts, Medieval -- England

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-235) and indexes.

Other titlesBarlaam and Joasaph. English
StatementKeiko Ikegami.
SeriesAMS studies in the Middle Ages,, no. 21
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR2065.B2 I38 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 243 p. ;
Number of Pages243
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL799820M
ISBN 10040464161X
LC Control Number95036090

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