Anglo-Saxon England, Volume 19

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Michael Lapidge, Malcolm Godden, Simon Keynes
Cambridge University Press, Oct 11, 2007 - History - 308 pages
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The principal emphasis of this book is the relationship between England and its neighbours in the pre-Conquest period. It brings together fresh information of England's place in the early medieval world, with essays concentrating on finance and trade, travel, learning and education. A detailed analysis of the Old English vocabulary for money and wealth shows different usage over two centuries reflects a developing awareness, particularly on the part of 'lfric, of the relationship between wealth and power. Medical recipes in Bald's Leechbook, which stipulate the use of exotic spices from Arabia, have stimulated a fascinating essay on how these ingredients may have made their way from Arabia and the Mediterranean to England. Other essays in this wide-ranging book examine the Old English Rune Poem in the context of its two later Scandinavian analogues; the use in England of Jerome's Hebracium translation of the psalter; and the study in English schools of the difficult verse of Abbo of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. 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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Contents

Record of the fourth conference of the International Society of AngloSaxonists at Durham 711 August 1989
1
Balds Leechbook and cultural interactions in AngloSaxon England
5
Placenames as a reflection of cultural interaction
13
a comparative study
23
Money power and morality in late AngloSaxon England
41
Hebrew and the Hebrakum in late AngloSaxon England
67
England and Aquitaine in the century before the Norman Conquest
81
Rune Poem
103
the context of AElfrics homily on St Vincent
117
The Abbo glossary in London British Library Cotton Domitian i
133
The production of de luxe manuscripts and the patronage of King Cnut and Queen Emma
151
Archbishop Sigerics journey to Rome in 990
197
Bibliography for 1989
247
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About the author (2007)

Michael Lapidge is Elrington and Bosworth Professor Emeritus of Anglo-Saxon, University of Cambridge and Notre Dame Professor of English Emeritus, University of Notre Dame.

Malcolm Godden is Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at the University of Oxford.

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