Anglo-Saxon Wills

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This 1930 volume contains the original texts, with translations and commentaries, of the great majority of surviving Anglo-Saxon wills drawn up in the tenth and eleventh centuries. The documents are of special interest for the light they cast on the families and connections of those who made the wills, and on the ways in which the testators managed the disposition of their lands and other possessions. The reissue of Professor Whitelock's book is complemented by reissues of Florence Harmer's Select English ...

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Overview

This 1930 volume contains the original texts, with translations and commentaries, of the great majority of surviving Anglo-Saxon wills drawn up in the tenth and eleventh centuries. The documents are of special interest for the light they cast on the families and connections of those who made the wills, and on the ways in which the testators managed the disposition of their lands and other possessions. The reissue of Professor Whitelock's book is complemented by reissues of Florence Harmer's Select English Historical Documents of the Ninth and Tenth Centuries (1914), and of Agnes Jane Robertson's Anglo-Saxon Charters (1939, 2nd ed. 1956). Between them, the three volumes represent the surviving corpus of Anglo-Saxon documents in the vernacular, to set beside the corpus of royal diplomas (in Latin), and the corpus of Anglo-Saxon legislation, and to serve at the same time as evidence of the uses of written English in the Anglo-Saxon period.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107402218
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/11/2011
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 302
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

General preface H. D. Hazeltine; Preface; List of abbreviations; Addenda; 1. The will of Bishop Theodred; 2. The will of 'lfgar; 3. The will of Wynafl'd; 4. The will of Bishop 'lfsige; 5. The bequest of Ordnoth and his wife to Winchester Cathedral; 6. 'thelgeard's bequest to the New Minster, Winchester; 7. Brihtric Grim's bequest to Winchester Cathedral; 8. The will of 'lfgifu; 9. The will of the Ealdorman 'lfheah; 10. The will of the Ealdorman 'thelm'r; 9. The will of Brihtric and 'fswith; 12. The will of 'thelwold; 13. The will of 'lfhelm; 14. The will of 'thelfl'd; 15. The will of 'lffl'd; 16i. The will of 'thelric; 16ii. King Ethelred's confirmation of 'thelric's will; 17. The will of Wulfric; 18. The will of Archbishop 'lfric; 19. The will of wulfgeat; 20. The will of the 'theling 'thelstan; 21. The will of Wulfwaru; 22. 'thelfl'd's bequest to St Paul's 23. The will of Mantat the Anchorite; 24. The will of the Thurketel of Palgrave; 25. The will of Thurketel Heyng; 26. The will of Bishop 'lfric; 27. The will of Wulfsige; 28. The will of 'lfric Modercope; 29. The will of Leofgifu; 30. Thurstan's bequest to Christchurch; 31. The will of Thurstan; 32. The will of wulfgyth; 33. The will of Edwin; 34. The will of Ketel; 35. Bishop 'thelm'r's bequest to Bury; 36. The bequest of Thurkil and 'thelglyth to Bury; 37. The will of Sifl'd; 38. Another will of Sifl'd; 39. The will of Ulf and Madselin; Notes; Index nominum; Index locorum; Index rerum.

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