Anglo-Saxon England, Volume 14

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Peter Clemoes, Simon Keynes, Michael Lapidge
Cambridge University Press, Oct 11, 2007 - History - 392 pages
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Was Old English metre really based on stress and rhythm? Do we really know that a particular glossed manuscript of a Latin curriculum author was used in an Anglo-Saxon classroom and, if so, how? How were disputes about bookland dealt with? What happened to the last male representative of the West Saxon royal line after the Norman Conquest? And what are the implications of the Taylors' great work on Anglo-Saxon architecture for related studies? These are among the challenging questions taken up in this book. The publication of findings concerning a striking sculptured stone unearthed at Repton and an interpretation of a panel on the Ruthwell Cross bring us close to some distinctive Anglo-Saxon ways of thinking. So do two source studies of vernacular prose, a demonstration of Aldhelm's interest in how a name is related to its referent, and a searching enquiry into early Anglo-Saxon kingship. Textual criticism and phonology are put to good use too. 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

Aldhelms Enigmata and Isidorian etymology 3 7
37
The text of Aldhelms Enigma no c in Oxford Bodleian
61
Evidence for primacy of alliteration in Old English metre
75
The Aviones and Widsith 26a
97
The use of patristic homilies in the Old English Martyrology
107
The Sunday Letter and the Sunday Lists
129
classbook or library book? 15 3
153
the forum for their adjudication
175
AngloSaxon prince rebel and crusader
197
The Christ and the beasts panel on the Ruthwell Cross
215
The Repton Stone
233
a review
293
Bibliography for 1984
319
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