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Anglo-Saxon Charters

Anglo-Saxon Charters

by A. J. RobertsonA. J. Robertson


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This volume, first published in 1939 (2nd ed., 1956), contains the original Old English texts, with translations and commentaries, of over 130 documents dating from the ninth, tenth and eleventh centuries. It includes royal and 'private' (nonroyal) charters, some episcopal leases, a few wills, and several records generated by processes of litigation; it also includes a number of miscellaneous texts, such as inventories and estate surveys. The reissue of Dr Robertson's book is complemented by reissues of Florence Harmer's Select English Historical Documents of the Ninth and Tenth Centuries (1914), and of Dorothy Whitelock's Anglo-Saxon Wills (1930). Between them, the three volumes represent the surviving corpus of Anglo-Saxon documents in the vernacular, to set beside the corpus of royal diplomas (in Latin) and writs (in English), and the corpus of Anglo-Saxon legislation, and to serve at the same time as evidence of the uses of written English in the Anglo-Saxon period.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521178327
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/17/2009
Series: Anglo-Saxon Charters in the Vernacular 3 Volume Set
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 594
Sales rank: 778,864
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

A note by the former General Editor; Preface; List of abbreviations; Extensive list of charters, land leases and legal agreements; Appendices; Notes; Indexes.

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