The Anglo-Saxon Library

The Anglo-Saxon Library

by Michael Lapidge


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ISBN-13: 9780199239696
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/15/2008
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Michael Lapidge was Elrington and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon in the University of Cambridge (1991-8) and Notre Dame Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame (1999-2004); he is now Fellow Emeritus of Clare College, Cambridge. He has published widely on the literature of the Anglo-Saxons (both Old English and Latin). His most recent book was The Cult of St Swithun (OUP, 2003). He is a Fellow of the British Academy, and Corresponding Fellow of the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften and of the Accademia dei Lincei (Rome).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Vanished Libraries of Classical Antiquity
3. Vanished Libraries of Anglo-Saxon England
4. Reconstructing Anglo-Saxon Libraries (I): The Evidence of Inventories
5. Reconstructing Anglo-Saxon Libraries (II): The Evidence of Manuscripts
6. Reconstructing Anglo-Saxon Libraries (III): The Evidence of Citations
7. Conclusions
Appendix A: Six Inventories of Latin Books from Anglo-Saxon Libraries (Excluding Biblical and Liturgical Books)
Appendix B: Eighth-Century Inventories of Books from the Areas of the Anglo-Saxon Mission in Germany
Appendix C: Surviving Eighth-Century Manuscripts from the Area of the Anglo-Saxon Mission in Germany
Appendix D: Ninth-Century Manuscripts of Continental Origin Having Pre-Conquest English Provenance
Appendix E: Books Cited by the Principal Anglo-Saxon Authors
Catalogue of Classical and Patristic Authors and Works Composed before AD 700 and Known in Anglo-Saxon England
Index of Manuscripts
General Index

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