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    Anglo-Saxon England: Volume 33 (Anglo-Saxon England) (Hardback) Edited by Michael Lapidge, Edited by Simon Keynes, Edited by Malcolm Godden, Edited by Mark Blackburn, Edited by John Blair, Edited by Mary Clayton, Edited by Roberta Frank, Edited by Richard Gameson, Edited by Helmut Gneuss, Edited by Mechthild Gretsch

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    DescriptionIt is red-letter day in Anglo-Saxon studies when a previously unknown Old English text comes to light. In 2002, as the result of some outstanding scholarly detective work, a fragmentary homiliary, containing exegetical homilies for the Sundays after Pentecost, came to light in the Somerset County Records Office in Taunton. The manuscript apparently dates from the middle years of the eleventh century; but questions of when and where and by whom the homiliary was composed can only be answered by close philological study of the Old English text itself. The present volume of Anglo-Saxon England contains a printed edition of this interesting text, and detailed philological analysis leads to the extraordinary hypothesis that the text may have been composed by someone whose native language was not English, and who was apparently unfamiliar with the mainstream of English homiletic composition, best illustrated in the work of 'lfric. The usual comprehensive bibliography of the previous year's publications in all branches of Anglo-Saxon studies rounds off the book.


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    Title
    Anglo-Saxon England: Volume 33
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Michael Lapidge, Edited by Simon Keynes, Edited by Malcolm Godden, Edited by Mark Blackburn, Edited by John Blair, Edited by Mary Clayton, Edited by Roberta Frank, Edited by Richard Gameson, Edited by Helmut Gneuss, Edited by Mechthild Gretsch
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 404
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 721 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521849050
    ISBN 10: 0521849055
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004120
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE
    DC22: 942.01
    Thema V1.0: NHDJ
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    8 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    13 June 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    List of illustrations; 1. St Aldhelm's bees (De uirginitate prosa, cc. iv-vi): some observations on a literary tradition Augustine Casiday; 2. Poetic words, conservatism and the dating of Old English poetry Dennis Cronan; 3. The several compilers of Bald's Leechbook Richard Scott Nokes; 4. 'lfric and late Old English verse Thomas A. Bredehoft; 5. Abbot Leofsige of Mettlach: an English monk in Flanders and Upper Lotharingia in the late tenth century Michael Hare; 6. The Taunton Fragment: a new text from Anglo-Saxon England Mechthild Gretsch; 7. Pre-Conquest manuscripts from Malmesbury Abbey and John Leland's letter to Beatus Rhenanus concerning a lost copy of Tertullian's works James P. Carley and Pierre Petitmengin; 8. A third supplement to Hand-List of Anglo-Saxon Non-Runic Inscriptions Elisabeth Okasha; 9. Bibliography for 2003 Debby Banham, Carole P. Biggam, Mark Blackburn, Carole Hough, Simon Keynes, Paul G. Remley and Rebecca Rushforth.