The Dragon in the "South English Legendary": Judas, Pilate, and the "A(1)" Redaction

  title={The Dragon in the "South English Legendary": Judas, Pilate, and the "A(1)" Redaction},
  author={Thomas R. Liszka},
  journal={Modern Philology},
  pages={50 - 59}
It might seem odd that any compiler would ever have included texts on the lives of the "luper brid" Judas and the " luper man" Pilate in the South English Legendary collection.' After all, the texts recounted the lives of damned souls instead of patriarchs, prophets, or saints. And if they were to be in the collection, where should they be placed without compromising the structure of the work? These problems appear to have caused some compilers to omit them entirely. But one redactor of some… 
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