Select English Historical Documents of the Ninth and Tenth Centuries

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 24, 2011 - History - 160 pages
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This 1914 volume contains a selection of some of the most interesting Anglo-Saxon documents of the ninth and tenth centuries. Included among them are the only two surviving wills of Anglo-Saxon kings, and the 'colophon' in the Lindisfarne Gospels, in which a priest called Aldred gives an account of the making of the gospel-book. The volume also includes the 'Fonthill Letter', addressed by Ealdorman Ordlaf to King Edward the Elder, to serve as evidence for use in a dispute about an estate at Fonthill in Wiltshire, and still extant in its original form. All of the documents are written in Old English, furnished here with translations and commentaries. The reissue of Dr Harmer's book is complemented by reissues of Dorothy Whitelock's Anglo-Saxon Wills (1930), and of Agnes Jane Robertson's Anglo-Saxon Charters (1939, 2nd edition 1956). Between them, the three volumes represent the surviving corpus of Anglo-Saxon documents in the vernacular.
 

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Contents

Grant of Land by Earl Oswulf to Canterbury Cathedral
1
Will of the Reeve Abba
3
Grant of Land by Berhtwulf King of the Mercians to Forthred
5
Grant by Lufu to Canterbury Cathedral
7
Grants by Ealhburg and Eadweald and Ealhhere to Canter bury Cathedral
8
Grant by Ealhburg to St Augustines Canterbury
9
Agreement between Eadweald and Cynethryth with refer ence to an Estate at Chart
10
Exchange of Lands between Earl Aelfred and Aethelred Archbishop of Canterbury
11
Record of Negotiations between Bishop Werferth and Eadnoth with regard to Land at Sodbury
25
Foundation of New Minster at Winchester by Edward the Elder
27
Lease of Land by Denewulf Bishop of Winchester
29
Letter recording Negotiations with reference to the owner ship of Land at Fonthill
30
Manumission of a slave by King Aethelstan
32
Earl Aethelwolds Will
33
King Eadreds Will
34
Entries in the Lindisfarne Gospels _
37

Record of the Presentation by Earl Aelfred of a copy of the Gospels to Canterbiuy Cathedral
12
Earl Aelfreds Will
13
King Alfreds Will
15
Record of Negotiations between Aethelred Earl of the Mercians and Berkeley Abbey
20
Record of Negotiations between Earl Aethelred and Aethel fled and Werferth Bishop of Worcester
22
Record of Negotiations between Werferth Bishop of Wor cester and the Priest Aethelwald with confirmation by Earl Aethelred and the Mercian Cou...
24
Norms
69
Kentish Mercian and Northumbrian Dialects
128
Immx N ommuu _
134
INDEX RERUM _
141
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