The thirteen essays in this book, presented in honour of Dr A.V.C. (Carl) Schmidt, are designed to reflect the range of his interests. Dr Schmidt, who was a Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford from 1972 until his retirement in 2011, is best known for his comprehensive four-text edition of
Piers Plowman, the fruit of a lifetime’s work on that text. He has also made a major contribution to the study of Chaucer and the medieval English contemplatives, and these authors also find a place in this collection. The essays presented here are intended to build upon the legacy of Carl Schmidt’s exemplary scholarship.
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2014. 217 pp.
«[…] 'Truthe is the beste': A Festschrift in Honour of A. V. C. Schmidt has much to offer its readers, who will find
its contents stimulating and masterful.» (M. Teresa Tavormina, The Yearbook of Langland Studies 29/2015)