The Old English Hexateuch: Aspects and Approaches

The Old English Hexateuch: Aspects and Approaches

by Rebecca Barnhouse, Benjamin C. Withers
     
 

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Ten papers which reflect a wide range of research interests into the Old English Hexateuch, an 11th-century manuscript (Claudius Biv) in the British Library which contains one of the earliest extended vernacular translations of the Bible accompanied by 400 illustrations.See more details below

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Ten papers which reflect a wide range of research interests into the Old English Hexateuch, an 11th-century manuscript (Claudius Biv) in the British Library which contains one of the earliest extended vernacular translations of the Bible accompanied by 400 illustrations.

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British and American scholars explore aspects of the heavily illustrated 11th-century manuscript that contains one of the first efforts at translating the Bible into a European vernacular, and the earliest known cop of Aelfric's Preface to Genesis. The topics include shaping the text for an Anglo-Saxon audience, assessing the liturgical canticles, and laughter in Genesis and the Old English tradition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781580440509
Publisher:
Medieval Institute Publications
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
Publications of the Richard Rawlinson CE
Pages:
358

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