Anglo-Saxon England

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Anglo-Saxon England is the only publication that embraces all the main aspects of study of Anglo-Saxon history and culture—linguistic, literary, textual, palaeographic, religious, historical, archaeological and artistic. Articles in the volume include "Cult of King Alfred" by Simon Keynes, "What Use Are the Thorkelin Transcripts of Beowulf" by Johan Gerritsen, "Anti-Judaism in Aelfric's Lives of Saints" by Andrew P Scheil, "King Alfred's Ships" by M. J. Swanton, "Unfulfilled Promise: the Rubrics of the Old ...
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Overview

Anglo-Saxon England is the only publication that embraces all the main aspects of study of Anglo-Saxon history and culture—linguistic, literary, textual, palaeographic, religious, historical, archaeological and artistic. Articles in the volume include "Cult of King Alfred" by Simon Keynes, "What Use Are the Thorkelin Transcripts of Beowulf" by Johan Gerritsen, "Anti-Judaism in Aelfric's Lives of Saints" by Andrew P Scheil, "King Alfred's Ships" by M. J. Swanton, "Unfulfilled Promise: the Rubrics of the Old English Prows Genesis" by Benjamin C. Withers, "The Scribe of the Paris Psalter" by Richard Emms.
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This volume marks three decades of this journal's life as a premier journal in the field of Anglo-Saxon studies. Lapidge (U. of Notre Dame) heads a team of international scholars examining such aspects of Anglo-Saxon culture as place-name evidence for the lost Old English word for fallow deer; King Alfred the Great's illnesses; the contexts of selected medieval manuscripts; and Junius's transcriptions of the OE poem . Particularly noteworthy features are a new assessment of St. Boniface's correspondence, and a new reading of gender and voice in Prudentius' . Includes illustrations, a comprehensive bibliography of Anglo-Saxon studies' publications for the year 2000, and the cumulative index for volumes 26-30. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521038591
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/11/2007
  • Series: Anglo-Saxon England Series , #33
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations vii
Place-name evidence for an Anglo-Saxon animal name: OE *pohha / *pocca 'fallow deer' 1
Old sources, new resources: finding the right formula for Boniface 15
The illnesses of King Alfred the Great 39
The social context of narrative disruption in The Letter of Alexander to Aristotle 91
Broken bodies and singing tongues: gender and voice in the Cambridge, Corpus Christi College 23 Psychomachia 115
The prodigal fragment: Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College 734/782a 137
Contextualizing the Knutsdrapur: skaldic praise-poetry at the court of Cnut 145
Anglo-Saxon prognostics in context: a survey and handlist of manuscripts 181
Junius's knowledge of the Old English poem Durham 231
Bibliography for 2000 247
Index to volumes 26-30 315
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