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Anglo-Saxon England

Anglo-Saxon England

Volume 46

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Steven H. Wander, Richard Shaw, J. R. Hall, Kevin Kiernan, Michael Korhammer, Rebecca Thomas, David Callander, David Pratt, K. D. Hartzell, Robert Gallagher, Francesca Tinti, Ben Reinhard, Stephen Baxter
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  • Date Published: May 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108499354

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  • Contributions to the forty-sixth volume of Anglo-Saxon England focus on aspects of Anglo-Saxon culture and history across a period from the seventh to the eleventh century. The study of a fragment of a tenth-century sacramentary offers new evidence for the role of music in Anglo-Saxon England, while consideration of charter-evidence in both Latin and Old English from Worcester c.870 to 992 sheds fresh light on institutional interaction between the two main languages of Anglo-Saxon England. Two contributions consider Beowulf and its immediate manuscript-context, the first focusing on the spellings of the second scribe, and the next on the later history of the manuscript into the sixteenth century, facilitating its survival to this day. Finally, a detailed study of English landed society before and after the Norman Conquest has resulted in new perspectives on landed wealth in England in 1066 and 1086. Each article is preceded by a short abstract.

    • A collection of original research covering various aspects of Anglo-Saxon culture and history, from the seventh to the seventeenth century
    • Brings together some of the leading academics currently working in the field
    • Covers a broad range of topics, from music in Anglo-Saxon England to the influence of Asser's Life of King Alfred on the tenth-century Welsh poem Armes Prydein Vawr
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    • Date Published: May 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108499354
    • dimensions: 233 x 155 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.81kg
    • availability: In stock
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    1. Illuminations of the Tabernacle of Moses and of Ezra in the Codex Amiatinus (Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Amiatino 1): Bede, Cassiodorus and the Antiquitates Judaicae of Flavius Josephus Steven H. Wander
    2. Bede's rhetorical use of dating formulas in the Historia ecclesiastica Richard Shaw
    3. Transcribing the second scribe of Beowulf amid obscurity: for and for J. R. Hall
    4. The reformed Nowell Codex and the Beowulf manuscript Kevin Kiernan
    5. Ambyrne wind, amberlice and byre in the DOE Online Michael Korhammer
    6. Reading Asser in early medieval Wales: the evidence of Armes Prydein Vawr Rebecca Thomas and David Callander
    7. The making of the Second English Coronation Ordo David Pratt
    8. A fragment of a tenth-century English sacramentary K. D. Hartzell
    9. Latin, Old English and documentary practice at Worcester from Wærferth to Oswald Robert Gallagher and Francesca Tinti
    10. Wulfstan's noble pagans Ben Reinhard
    11. Domesday Book and the transformation of English landed society, 1066‒86 Stephen Baxter.

  • Editors

    Rosalind Love, University of Cambridge

    Simon Keynes, University of Cambridge

    Andy Orchard, University of Oxford

    Contributors

    Steven H. Wander, Richard Shaw, J. R. Hall, Kevin Kiernan, Michael Korhammer, Rebecca Thomas, David Callander, David Pratt, K. D. Hartzell, Robert Gallagher, Francesca Tinti, Ben Reinhard, Stephen Baxter

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