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The Canterbury Tales Project

Posted by on March 29, 2015

The Canterbury Tales Project aims to investigate the textual tradition of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales to achieve a better understanding of the history of its composition and publication before 1500. Here is how we work:

We have established a system of transcription for all the manuscripts and early printed books of the Canterbury Tales into computer-readable form.

We transcribe the manuscripts using this system.

We compare all the manuscripts, creating a record of their agreements and disagreements with a computer collation program (Collate).