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Cursor Mundi

Cursor Mundi (kûrˈsôr mŭnˈdĪ) [key], a long religious epic in Middle English relating the history of the world as recorded in the Old and New Testaments. This anonymous poem (written c.1300) is a useful record of the northern English dialect of the period.

See edition by the Early English Text Society (7 pt., 1874–93; Pt. 3 repr. 1966).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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