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The Tremulous Hand of Worcester: A Study of Old English in the Thirteenth Century
     

The Tremulous Hand of Worcester: A Study of Old English in the Thirteenth Century

by Christine Franzen
 

The shaky handwriting of the thirteenth-century scribe known as the "tremulous hand of Worcester" is well known to scholars and students of Old and early Middle English. This book examines the full range of the scribe's work and answers such important questions as why he glossed the words he did and how well he knew or came to know Old English. This first

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The shaky handwriting of the thirteenth-century scribe known as the "tremulous hand of Worcester" is well known to scholars and students of Old and early Middle English. This book examines the full range of the scribe's work and answers such important questions as why he glossed the words he did and how well he knew or came to know Old English. This first full-scale study of the subject provides a wealth of information about the state of the English language at a transitional point in its history.

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"Much that one had wanted to know [about the hand] has now been clarified by Christine Franzen."—Albion

"Careful and comprehensive study....Clear and persuasive arguments."—Speculumr


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198117421
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1991
Series:
Oxford English Monographs Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.86(d)

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Victoria University of Wellington

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