Early Medieval English Texts and Interpretations: Studies Presented to Donald G. Scragg

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Twenty papers by students of Scragg (U. of Leicester) and other scholars of Anglo-Saxon from across Europe and the US pivot on his particular interests, among them editing and the transmission of texts, source studies, and interpretations of Old and transitional English poetry and prose. Readers are expected to be literate in Old English. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Overview

Twenty papers by students of Scragg (U. of Leicester) and other scholars of Anglo-Saxon from across Europe and the US pivot on his particular interests, among them editing and the transmission of texts, source studies, and interpretations of Old and transitional English poetry and prose. Readers are expected to be literate in Old English. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780866982955
  • Publisher: Arizona State University, Arizona Center for Medieval & Rena
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Pages: 391

Table of Contents

Preface
Donald G. Scragg : major publications
North-sea soundings in Andreas 1
Aelfric as grammarian : the evidence of his Catholic homilies 13
Aelfric's Sanctorale and the benedictional of Aethelwold 31
Aelfric's authorities 51
"frater non redimit, redimet homo ..." : a homiletic motif and its variants in old English 67
Horror in Beowulf : mutilation, decapitation and unburied dead 81
Interpretationes in latinum : some twelfth-century translations of Anglo-Saxon charters 101
"Hende" words in Lazamon's Brut : the editing and transmission of texts 119
Editions of Alfred : the wages of un-influence 135
Book divisions and chapter headings in the translations of the Alfredian period 151
The passion of St. Christopher : an edition 167
Two readings in the Guthlac homily 201
Be Heofonwanam 7 be Helwarum : a complete edition 211
More old English poetry in Vercelli homily XXI 245
An edition of Aelfric's letter to brother Edward 263
The transmission of Aelfric's letter to Sigefyth and the mutilation of London, British Library, cotton Vespasian D. xiv 285
Aelfric's schooldays 301
On editing Wulfstan 311
The cotton-corpus legendary into the twelfth century : notes on Salisbury Cathedral Library MSS 221 and 222 341
William L'Isle's letters to Sir Robert Cotton 353
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