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Anglo-Saxon England : Volume 12 - Peter Clemoes

Anglo-Saxon England

Volume 12

By: Peter Clemoes (Editor), Simon Keynes (Editor), Professor Michael Lapidge (Editor)

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Four very different kinds of Anglo-Saxon thinking are clarified in this volume: traditions, learned and oral, about the settlement of the country, study of foreign-language grammar, interest in exotic jewels as reflections of the glory of God, and a mainly rational attitude to medicine. Publication of no less than three discoveries augments our corpus of manuscript evidence. The nature of Old English poetry is illuminated, and a useful summary of the editorial treatment of textual problems in Beowulf is provided. A re-examination of the accounts of the settlement in Bede"s Historia Ecclesiastica and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle yields insights into the processes of Anglo-Saxon learned historiography and oral tradition. A thorough-going analysis of an under-studied major work, Bald"s Leechbook, demonstrates that the compiler, perhaps in King Alfred"s reign, translated selections from a wide range of Latin texts in composing a well-organized treatise directed against the diseases prevalent in his time. The usual comprehensive bibliography of the previous year"s publications in all branches of Anglo-Saxon studies rounds off the book.

List of illustrations
Record of the third conference of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists, at Toronto, 20G++3 April 1987
The Old Frisian component in Holthausen's Altenglisches etymologisches W+ rterbuch
The botanical lexicon of the Old English
++lfric's use of etymologies
A Frankish scholar in tenth-century England: Frithegod of Canterbury/Fredegaud of Brioude
The Yale fragments of the West Saxon gospels
A fragment of an Anglo-Saxon liturgical manuscript at the University of Missouri Linda
Old English prose before and during the reign of Alfred
Winchester and the standardization of Old English vocabulary
The Latin textual basis of Genesis A
Anglo-Saxon medicine and magic
Evidence for knowledge of Greek in Anglo-Saxon England
A Handlist of Anglo-Saxon lawsuits
Bibliography for 1987
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521332026
ISBN-10: 0521332028
Series: Anglo-Saxon England
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 31st December 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.2  x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.68