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Hamilton College where James H. Morey received his Bachelor of Arts degree.
Hamilton College, Ithaca, NY 14850, United States
Hamilton College where James H. Morey received his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
(Exploding the myth that the Bible was largely unknown to ...)
Exploding the myth that the Bible was largely unknown to medieval lay folk, Book and Verse presents the first comprehensive catalog of Middle English biblical literature: a body of work that, because of its accessibility and familiarity, was the primary biblical resource of the English Middle Ages.
(In the first modern edition of the poem since 1863, James...)
In the first modern edition of the poem since 1863, James H. Morey presents The Prik of Conscience to a new audience of students of the Middle Ages. The famous fourteenth-century poem leads its audience on a path of penance. Attributed to the mystic Richard Rolle, it became one of the most popular poems in medieval England and appears in about 130 manuscripts, more than any other Middle English poem. This edition is the first to offer extensive annotations and a gloss, making it accessible to students at all levels of proficiency in Middle English.
(Jerome's Abbreviated Psalter was one of the most importan...)
Jerome's Abbreviated Psalter was one of the most important collections of psalm verses in the Middle Ages. Commonly found in primers and books of hours, it was the primary medium for laypeople to imitate the monastic divine office, and it illustrates an important aspect of lay devotional life from the eighth to the sixteenth century. This edition presents the Middle English versions in parallel, followed by the Latin version in the Lincoln Thornton manuscript.
James Morey began his studies at Hamilton College where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1983. Then he obtained a Master of Arts degree from Cornell University in 1987 and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1990.
James Morey, after receiving his doctor's degree in 1990, joined Texas Tech University as an assistant professor. In 1994 he came to Emory University as an associate professor of English. Now he is holding the position of a professor of English. He teaches courses in old and middle English, including Chaucer, and his medieval interests extend from old French and old Norse literature to the Renaissance, with a concentration on religious literature and the vernacular Bible. Currently, he is working on a set of editions of Middle English biblical paraphrases. He is also a core faculty member in the Linguistics Program.
In addition to his educational activity, Morey is also known as the author of books. Book and Verse: A Guide to Middle-English Biblical Literature, which was published in 2000, is an indispensable guide to the variety and extent of biblical literature in England, exclusive of drama and the Wycliffite Bible that appeared between the twelfth and the fifteenth centuries. Entries provide detailed information on how much of what parts of the Bible appear in Middle English and where this biblical material can be found. Book and Verse provides the first easy access to the "popular Bible" assembled before and after John Wyclif's translation of the Vulgate into English.
In 2019 he edited the book Jerome's Abbreviated Psalter: The Middle English and Latin Versions. It is the most widespread text in the abbreviated psalter tradition and it illustrates an important aspect of lay devotional life from the eighth to the sixteenth century. He is the author of Prik of Conscience (2012), the first modern edition of the poem since 1863. He also contributed articles to scholarly journals.
(Exploding the myth that the Bible was largely unknown to ...)2000
(Jerome's Abbreviated Psalter was one of the most importan...)2019
(In the first modern edition of the poem since 1863, James...)2012
James Morey is a member of the Fulbright Alumni Association and Phi Beta Kappa.
James Morey married a woman, named Barbara, in May 1999. The marriage produced two children, Aidan and Catherine.