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Textual and Material Culture in Anglo-Saxon England ( Publication of the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies): Thomas Northcote Toller and the Toller Memorial Lectures

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Thomas Northcote Toller, of the Bosworth-Toller Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, is one of the most influential but least known Anglo-Saxon scholars of the early twentieth century. The Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies at Manchester, where Toller was the first professor of English Language, has an annual Toller lecture, delivered by an expert in the field of Anglo-Saxon Studies; this volume offers a selection from these lectures, brought together for the first time, and with supplementary material added by the authors to ...
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Thomas Northcote Toller, of the Bosworth-Toller Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, is one of the most influential but least known Anglo-Saxon scholars of the early twentieth century. The Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies at Manchester, where Toller was the first professor of English Language, has an annual Toller lecture, delivered by an expert in the field of Anglo-Saxon Studies; this volume offers a selection from these lectures, brought together for the first time, and with supplementary material added by the authors to bring them up to date. They are complemented by the 2002 Toller Lecture, Peter Baker's study of Toller, commissioned specially for this book; and by new examinations of Toller's life and work, and his influence on the development of Old English lexicography. The volume is therefore both an epitome of the best scholarship in Anglo-Saxon studies of the last decade and a half, and a guide for the modern reader through the major advances in our knowledge of the life and culture of pre-Conquest England., Contributors: RICHARD BAILEY, PETER BAKER, DABNEY ANDERSON BANKERT, JANET BATELY, GEORGE BROWN, ROBERTA FRANK, HELMUT GNEUSS, JOYCE HILL, DAVID A. HINTON, MICHAEL LAPIDGE, AUDREY MEANEY, KATHERINE O'BRIEN O'KEEFFE, JOANA PROUD, ALEXANDER RUMBLE.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Contributors
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction: The Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies
1 Manuscript Layout and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1
2 Scyld Scefing and the Dating of Beowulf - Again 23
3 The Study of Language in Anglo-Saxon England 75
4 Textual Criticism and the Literature of Anglo-Saxon England 107
5 The Search for the Anglo-Saxon Oral Poet 137
6 Source, Method, Theory, Practice: On Reading Two Old English Verse Texts 161
7 The Dynamics of Literacy in Anglo-Saxon England 183
8 'What mean these stones?': Some Aspects of pre-Norman Sculpture in Cheshire and Lancashire 213
9 Translating the Tradition: Manuscripts, Models and Methodologies in the Composition of AElfric's Catholic Homilies 241
10 Anglo-Saxon Smiths and Myths 261
11 Toller at School: Joseph Bosworth, T. Northcote Toller and the Progress of Old English Lexicography in the Nineteenth Century 283
12 T. Northcote Toller and the Making of the Supplement to the Anglo-Saxon Dictionary 301
13 Items of Lexicographical Interest in the Toller Collection, John Rylands University Library of Manchester 323
14 Thomas Northcote Toller: 'This Fearless and Self-sacrificing Knight of Scholarship' 333
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