Anglo-Saxon England is the only publication that embraces all the main aspects of study of Anglo-Saxon history and culturelinguistic, literary, textual, palaeographic, religious, historical, archaeological and artistic. Articles in the volume include "Cult of King Alfred" by Simon Keynes, "What Use Are the Thorkelin Transcripts of Beowulf" by Johan Gerritsen, "Anti-Judaism in Aelfric's Lives of Saints" by Andrew P Scheil, "King Alfred's Ships" by M. J. Swanton, "Unfulfilled Promise: the Rubrics of the Old English Prows Genesis" by Benjamin C. Withers, "The Scribe of the Paris Psalter" by Richard Emms.
Table of ContentsList of illustrations; 1. Record of the eighth conference of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists, at Università di Palermo, 7–12 July 1997; 2. Classical rhetoric in Anglo-Saxon England Gabriele Knappe; 2. Cyninges fedesl: the king's feeding in Æthelberht, ch. 12 Lisi Oliver; 3. The Minster-in-Thanet foundation story Stephanie Hollis; 4. Manus Bedae: Bede's contribution to Ceolfrith's bibles Richard Marsden; 5. The transmission and reception of Graeco-Roman mythology in Anglo-Saxon England, 670–800 Michael W. Herren; 6. A neglected early-ninth-century manuscript of the Lindisfarne Vita S. Cuthberti Donald A. Bullough; 7. The transmission of the 'Digby' corpus of bilingual glosses to Aldhelm's Prosa de virginitate Scott Gwara; 8. Exeter Book Riddle 74 and the play of the text John D. Niles; 9. Body and law in late Anglo-Saxon England Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe; 10. Two composite texts from Archbishop Wulfstan's 'commonplace book': the De ecclesiastica consuetudine and the Institutio beati Amalarii de ecclesiasticis officiis Christopher A. Jones; 11. A newly-found fragment of an Anglo-Saxon psalter Helmut Gneuss; 12. Two runic notes R. I. Page; 13. Bibliography for 1997 Carl T. Berkhout, Carole P. Biggam, Mark Blackburn, Debby Banham, Alexander Rumble and Simon Keynes.