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Anglo-Saxon Wills

Anglo-Saxon Wills

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This 1930 volume contains the original texts, with translations and commentaries, of the great majority of surviving Anglo-Saxon wills drawn up in the tenth and eleventh centuries. The documents are of special interest for the light they cast on the families and connections of those who made the wills, and on the ways in which the testators managed the disposition of their lands and other possessions. The reissue of Professor Whitelock's book is complemented by reissues of Florence Harmer's Select English Historical Documents of the Ninth and Tenth Centuries (1914), and of Agnes Jane Robertson's Anglo-Saxon Charters (1939, 2nd edition 1956). 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 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: 9781107402218
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/24/2011
Series: Anglo-Saxon Charters in the Vernacular 3 Volume Set
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

General preface H. D. Hazeltine; Preface; List of abbreviations; Addenda; 1. The will of Bishop Theodred; 2. The will of Ælfgar; 3. The will of Wynaflæd; 4. The will of Bishop Ælfsige; 5. The bequest of Ordnoth and his wife to Winchester Cathedral; 6. Æthelgeard's bequest to the New Minster, Winchester; 7. Brihtric Grim's bequest to Winchester Cathedral; 8. The will of Ælfgifu; 9. The will of the Ealdorman Ælfheah; 10. The will of the Ealdorman Æthelmær; 11. The will of Brihtric and Æfswith; 12. The will of Æthelwold; 13. The will of Ælfhelm; 14. The will of Æthelflæd; 15. The will of Ælfflæd; 16i. The will of Æthelric; 16ii. King Ethelred's confirmation of Æthelric's will; 17. The will of Wulfric; 18. The will of Archbishop Ælfric; 19. The will of wulfgeat; 20. The will of the Ætheling Æthelstan; 21. The will of Wulfwaru; 22. Æthelflæd's bequest to St Paul's; 23. The will of Mantat the Anchorite; 24. The will of the Thurketel of Palgrave; 25. The will of Thurketel Heyng; 26. The will of Bishop Ælfric; 27. The will of Wulfsige; 28. The will of Ælfric Modercope; 29. The will of Leofgifu; 30. Thurstan's bequest to Christchurch; 31. The will of Thurstan; 32. The will of wulfgyth; 33. The will of Edwin; 34. The will of Ketel; 35. Bishop Æthelmær's bequest to Bury; 36. The bequest of Thurkil and Æthelglyth to Bury; 37. The will of Siflæd; 38. Another will of Siflæd; 39. The will of Ulf and Madselin; Notes; Index nominum; Index locorum; Index rerum.

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