Concordance to the Major Poems of Edward Taylor

Author: Craig, Raymond
Year:2008
Pages:1680
ISBN:0-7734-4943-4
978-0-7734-4943-5
Price:279.95
The Concordance to the Major Poems of Edward Taylor is a general use concordance of the work of British colonial and American puritan poet, Edward Taylor (d. 1729). Taylor’s major poems, Gods Determinations and Preparatory Meditations, represent nearly 50 years of poetic production of this devotional poet, whose emphasis on language and linguistic complexity make a concordance an essential tool of scholarship. This keyword-in-context (KWIC) concordance is based on Daniel Patterson’s recent edition, Edward Taylor’s Gods Determinations and Preparatory Meditations (Kent State UP, 2003) and offers users an extensive compilation and sorting of orthographic variants, treatment of homographs as discrete words, and an index of nonsubstantive words and other words typically excluded from such works.

Reviews

“. . . Craig has taken care to cross-reference, contextualize, and even distinguish semantic values in all the words in Taylor’s major poems. . . . Surely it will have its place in the collections of every research library . . . – Prof. Edward M. Griffin, University of Minnesota

“The various breakdowns within the entries, the groupings of alternative spellings, and the use of frequent cross-references all enhance the usefulness of the Concordance. These features nicely accommodate Taylor’s verbal tics and ambiguities—no mean feat when dealing with a poet whose language is as wide-ranging and idiosyncratic as his.” - Prof. Jeffrey Hammond, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

“The concordance is thorough and consistent, but complicated to use. Specialists in early Colonial American poetry and Edward Taylor will find it useful in their research.”— Charlotte Lindgren for American Reference Books Annual

Table of Contents

Volume One
Introduction
User’s Guide
Works Cited
Key to Reference Codes
Acknowledgments
Concordance to the Major Poems of Edward Taylor (A–E)

Volume Two
Key to Reference Codes
Concordance to the Major Poems of Edward Taylor (F–L)

Volume Three
Key to Reference Codes
Concordance to the Major Poems of Edward Taylor (M–S)

Volume Four
Key to Reference Codes
Concordance to the Major Poems of Edward Taylor (T–Z)
Appendix A: Words Omitted from Main Concordance
Appendix B: Biblical Citations Excluded from the Main Concordance