The Hymns of the Anglo-Saxon Church: A Study and Edition of the 'Durham Hymnal'

The Hymns of the Anglo-Saxon Church: A Study and Edition of the 'Durham Hymnal'

by Inge B. Milfull
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521030811

ISBN-13: 9780521030816

Pub. Date: 11/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book provides a study and critical edition of the corpus of hymns sung by monks and canons in their services in England before the Norman Conquest. An eleventh-century Latin manuscript known as the Durham Hymnal, with its accompanying Old English interlinear gloss, makes up the core of the edition. An introduction and commentary include descriptions of relevant

Overview

This book provides a study and critical edition of the corpus of hymns sung by monks and canons in their services in England before the Norman Conquest. An eleventh-century Latin manuscript known as the Durham Hymnal, with its accompanying Old English interlinear gloss, makes up the core of the edition. An introduction and commentary include descriptions of relevant extant manuscripts and discussions of sources, liturgical use and music, as well as the phonology and vocabulary of the Old English gloss. A translation of the Latin text is provided.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521030816
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England Series, #17
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Sources of the Anglo-Saxon hymnals; 2. The transmission of hymns in Anglo-Saxon manuscripts; 3. The language of the 'Durham Hymnal Gloss'; 4. Musical notation in the Anglo-Saxon hymnals; 5. Editorial procedures; Text, translation, commentary and apparatus; Appendices; Bibliography; General index to the introduction; Index of hymns incipits; Table of hymn numbers; Indexes.

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