Miles Coverdale Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))


Bobrick, Benson. Wide as the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution it Inspired. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001. 379 p.

Detailed study of the development of the Bible in English, including thorough discussion on both the Coverdale Bible and the Great Bible.

Bruce, F. F. “The Great Bible,” in The English Bible: A History of Translations from the earliest English Versions to the New English Bible, pp. 67-80. New York: Oxford University Press, 1970.

Examines Coverdale's Great Bible and Bible of 1535 in depth, comparing both to the 1537 Matthew Bible.

Clark, James Andrew. “Hidden Tyndale in OED's first instances from Miles Coverdale's 1537 Bible.” Notes and Queries. 45, No. 3, (September 1998): 289-93.

Compares the number of and nature of quotations from Coverdale's English translation of the Bible with that of William Tyndale in the Oxford English Dictionary, arguing that Tyndale was a primary source for Coverdale when writing his translation.

Records of the English Bible: The Documents Relating to the Translation and Publication of the Bible in English, 1525-1611, edited by Alfred W. Pollard. London: Oxford University Press, 1911, 379 p.

Reprints original source documents related to the first English translations of the Bible, including many related to Coverdale's work.

Worth, Roland H. “Coverdale's English Translation” and “Coverdale's Latin-English Diglot of 1538.” In Bible Translations: A History Through Source Documents, pp. 71-75. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, Inc.

Discusses Coverdale's translations of the Bible with brief quotations from related original documents.

Additional coverage of Coverdale's life and career is contained in the following source published by the Gale Group: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 146 and Literature Resource Center.