England Before the Conquest: Studies in Primary Sources Presented to Dorothy Whitelock

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Concerned with the basic materials of documents, literature, art, place-names, inscriptions, coins, buildings and archaeological finds, the twenty-two original studies that make up this 1971 text brought fresh understanding to various important topics in Anglo-Saxon scholarship. Native, continental, Scandinavian and Irish elements in five centuries of Anglo-Saxon history are represented. Each contribution exemplifies the methods and expertise of a modern specialisation, but collectively the essays show the value ...

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Overview

Concerned with the basic materials of documents, literature, art, place-names, inscriptions, coins, buildings and archaeological finds, the twenty-two original studies that make up this 1971 text brought fresh understanding to various important topics in Anglo-Saxon scholarship. Native, continental, Scandinavian and Irish elements in five centuries of Anglo-Saxon history are represented. Each contribution exemplifies the methods and expertise of a modern specialisation, but collectively the essays show the value of a joint approach. They form a fitting tribute to a scholar who has kept primary sources to the forefront in her own work and who has illuminated an exceptionally wide range of them.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780521144582
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/24/2010
  • Pages: 444
  • Sales rank: 1,187,586
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. The writings of Dorothy Whitelock; 2. The letters of Pope Boniface V and the mission of Paulinus to Northumbria Peter Hunter Blair; 3. Bede's text of Libellus Responsionum of Gregory the Great to Augustine of Canterbury Paul Meyvaert; 4. A background to St Boniface's mission J. M. Wallace-Hadrill; 5. Evidence for contacts between the churches of the Irish and English from the Synod of Whitby to the Viking Age Kathleen Hughes; 6. The development of military obligations in eighth- and ninth-century England Nicholas Brooks; 7. 'lfric and the Old English version of the Ely privilege John Pope; 8. Towns in late Anglo-Saxon England: the evidence and some possible lines of enquiry Henry Loyn; 9. Regnum and sacerdotium in the early eleventh century Dorothy Bethurum Loomis; 10. Scandinavian settlement in the territory of the Five Boroughs: the place-name evidence in part III, the Grimston-hybrids Kenneth Cameron; 11. How long did the Scandinavian language survive in England R. I. Page; 12. Personal names on the coinage of Edgar Olof von Feilitzen and Christopher Blunt; 13. The narrative mode of The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle before the Conquest Cecily Clark; 14. The classic additions in the Old English Orosius Janet Bately; 15. The orientation system in the Old English Orosius René Derolez; 16. The ethic of war in old English J. E. Cross; 17. The use in Beowulf of earlier heroic verse Alistair Campbell; 18. Cynewulf's image of the Ascension Peter Clemoes; 19. The 'Winchester School' before St 'thelwold Francis Wormald; 20. The handwriting of Archbishop Wulfstan Neil Ker; 21. The nummular brooch from Sulgrave Michael Dolley; 22. Repton reconsidered: a study in structural criticism H. M. Taylor; 23. Archaeology and the beginnings of English society Martin Biddle; Index.

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