The Text of the Old Testament in Anglo-Saxon England

The Text of the Old Testament in Anglo-Saxon England

by Richard Marsden
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521031257

ISBN-13: 9780521031257

Pub. Date: 09/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The early medieval Vulgate Bible had no fixed textual form -- multiple copying resulted in a multitude of forms. This book is the first to describe the transmission of the Vulgate Old Testament in Anglo-Saxon England. Following an introduction which explains the wider continental history in which the dissemination of the scriptures occurred, Richard Marsden analyses

Overview

The early medieval Vulgate Bible had no fixed textual form -- multiple copying resulted in a multitude of forms. This book is the first to describe the transmission of the Vulgate Old Testament in Anglo-Saxon England. Following an introduction which explains the wider continental history in which the dissemination of the scriptures occurred, Richard Marsden analyses nineteen surviving Latin manuscripts and further translations of scripture into Old English. His book illuminates important areas of monastic and intellectual life, and establishes textual history as a dimension of wider Anglo-Saxon history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521031257
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England Series, #15
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; List of abbreviations; List of manuscript sigla; 1. Introduction; 2. Early Southumbrian scholars and writers; 3. Early Northumbria: Wearmouth-Jarrow and Ceolfrith's pandects; 4. The Codex Amiatinus, a sister pandect and the Bibles at Vivarium; 5. The Ceolfrithian text; 6. Early Northumbrian scholars and writers; 7. Part-Bibles of the eighth and ninth centuries; 8. The Egerton codex; 9. Wisdom books in non-biblical manuscripts; 10. The late period: the 'Royal' Bible; 11. The late period: Bible fragments; 12. Vernacular evidence for the Old Testament; 13. Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Index of manuscripts; Scriptural index; General index.

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