From Anglo-Saxon to Early Middle English brings together eleven papers on aspects of English language and literature from the eighth to the thirteenth century, written in honor of E.G. Stanley, the recently retired Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon in the University of Oxford. The papers, written by eminent scholars from Britain, North America, New Zealand, and Germany, reflect the range of E.G. Stanley's work, examining philology, meter, and literary style. However, the focus of the volume is on the period of rapid change from late Anglo-Saxon to early medieval England, and the contributors consider in detail the ways in which both language and literary forms developed during this time. The volume contains a comprehensive bibliography of E.G. Stanley's publications, together with an account of his distinguished career.
`There are some important and substantial items in it which push the study of Old and early Middle English language and literature forward in significant ways.'
Review of English Studies.
`...this wide-ranging volume, worthily reflecting the many interests of the volume's dedicatee...'
`Its contributors ... often make use of the research tools built up on the brick-by-brick method here approved'
T.A. Shippey, Saint Louis University, Modern Languages Review, Vol. 92, Part 1, 1997
`One fact that constantly emerges throughout these interesting and well-written pieces is the growing significance of the important work on Old English vocabulary being done at the University of Toronto, particularly the microfiche concordance. It is heart-warming to notice the effect on broader scholarship of such vital projects.'
English Language Notes, December 1996