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The Hymns of the Anglo-Saxon Church : A Study and Edition of the 'Durham Hymnal' - Inge B. Milfull

The Hymns of the Anglo-Saxon Church

A Study and Edition of the 'Durham Hymnal'

Hardcover Published: 13th January 1997
ISBN: 9780521462525
Number Of Pages: 512

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This book provides a study and critical edition of the corpus of hymns sung by monks and canons in their services in England before the Norman Conquest. It assembles textual evidence, some of it hitherto unpublished, based on all extant manuscripts. Of these, an eleventh-century Latin manuscript known as the 'Durham Hymnal', with its accompanying Old English interlinear gloss, provides the core of the edition and its base manuscript. An introduction and commentary include descriptions of the manuscripts concerned and discussions of the sources, liturgical use, and music of the hymns, as well as the phonology and vocabulary of the Old English gloss. The text of the hymns is accompanied by a translation of the Latin into modern English prose.

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List of illustrations
List of abbreviations
Sources of the Anglo-Saxon hymnals
The transmission of hymns in Anglo-Saxon manuscripts
The language of the 'Durham Hymnal Gloss'
Musical notation in the Anglo-Saxon hymnals
Editorial procedures
Text, translation, commentary and apparatus
General index to the Introduction
Index of hymns incipits
Table of hymn numbers
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ISBN: 9780521462525
ISBN-10: 0521462525
Series: Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 13th January 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.33
Weight (kg): 0.92