Readership: Readers of classic literature, travel literature, medieval history, medieval religion, myths and legends; students of medieval literature and history, travel narratives, race and religion.
Anthony Bale studied at the universities of Oxford and York and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has published widely on various medieval topics, including Anglo-Jewish history, the poetry of Chaucer and Lydgate, the cult of St Edmund and fifteenth-century literature. His most recent book is Feeling Persecuted: Christians, Jews and Images of Violence in the Middle Ages (Reaktion, 2010).
"Bale shows a lightness of touch in translation, which remains close to the syntax of the Middle English while avoiding archaism Bale's introduction offers a pithy and elegant overview of current scholarship on the nature of the text." - Kim M. Phillips, Studies in the Age of Chaucer