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Anglo-Saxon England : Volume 24 - Professor Michael Lapidge

Anglo-Saxon England

Volume 24

By: Professor Michael Lapidge (Editor), Malcolm Godden (Editor), Simon Keynes (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 25th January 1996
ISBN: 9780521558457
Number Of Pages: 380

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Our knowledge of Anglo-Saxon England depends wholly on the precise and detailed study of the texts that have come down to us from pre-Conquest times. The present book contains pioneering studies of some of these sources which have been neglected or misunderstood. A comprehensive study of a group of lavish gospelbooks written under the patronage of a late Anglo-Saxon countess, Judith of Flanders (sometime wife of the Earl Tostig who was killed at Stamford Bridge in 1066) shows the importance of these artefacts and provides fresh understanding of the transmission of the gospels in late eleventh-century England. Close analysis of the Libellus AEthelwoldi, a neglected Latin translation of a late tenth-century documentary record of the estates acquired by the redoubtable Bishop AEthelwold for Ely Abbey, throws significant light on the operations of the laws of land tenure in the late tenth century. These and other more traditional lines of enquiry are the focus of this book. The usual comprehensive bibliography of the previous year"s publications in all branches of Anglo-Saxon studies rounds off the book.

List of illustrations
Editors' preface
Record of the fourth conference of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists, at Durham, 7-11 August 1989
Bald's Leechbook and cultural interactions in Anglo-Saxon England
Place-names as a reflection of cultural interaction
The Anglo-Saxon and Norse Rune Poems: a comparative study
Money, power and morality in late Anglo-Saxon England
Hebrew and the Hebraicum in late Anglo-Saxon England
England and Aquitaine in the century before the Norman Conquest
Oaks, ships, riddles and the Old English Rune Poem
Bones of contention: the context of ålfric's homily on St Vincent
The Abbo glossary in London, British Library, Cotton Domitian i
The production of de luxe manuscripts and the patronage of King Cnut and Queen
Archbishop Sigeric's journey to Rome in 990
Bibliography for 1989
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521558457
ISBN-10: 052155845X
Series: Anglo-Saxon England : Book 24
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 25th January 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.73