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 *