The excitement of scholarship finding new answers to old questions COMPUTERS AND TEXTSThis is the third in the series of'single tale' CD ROMs prepared by the Canterbury Tales Project: that forthe Wife of Bath's Prologue won the English Association's 1998Beatrice White award for an outstanding contribution to medieval andrenaissance studies. Like its fellows in the series, this CD ROMcontains a full set of materials for study of the text in all extantfifteenth century witnesses: fifty five manuscripts and four incunabula.The whole text of the tale and associated links in every witness istranscribed, with a digital image of every one of the 1200 pages alsogiven. The images, now of enhanced quality, are mostly grey scale, withsome full colour images. The transcripts are linked to full collationsin both regularized and unregularized forms, and to thoroughdescriptions of each manuscript (provided by Dan Mosser). A stemmaticanalysis and commentary offer an overview of the whole tradition, withdiscussion of individual readings. A spelling database, fully organizedby manuscript and lexical cateories, gives access to all 300,000 wordsin the witnesses; the new interface offers advanced searches over thewhole text and spelling database and easy navigation throughout all thedata included on the CD. br THE EDITORS are researchers at De Montfort University, Leicester.SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: CD ROM runs identically on PC Windows and Macintoshsystems, using either Netscape or Internet Explorer 4.0 and higher. Thefollowing equipment is recommended: PC 486 or later, Windows 95 , 32MbRAM, double speed CD ROM drive; Macintosh System 7.6.1 or later, 64Mb ofRAM, double speed CD ROM drive. Institutional licence: you may mount this publication on a single networked installation with no more than twenty computers connected to it, and you may make one copy of the data on a hard disc. No other copies of the data on this CD ROM may be made. You may lend this CD ROM to members of the institutions, who may project images from this CD for instructional use.