Anglo-Saxon England:

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Michael Lapidge, Malcolm Godden, Simon Keynes
Cambridge University Press, Jan 30, 1992 - History - 322 pages
This book illustrates some of the exciting paths of enquiry being explored in many different fields of Anglo-Saxon studies - archaeology, legal history, palaeography, Old English syntax and poetic, Latin learning with its many reflexes in Old English prose literature, and others. In all these fields it is clear that fresh perspectives may be achieved by examining even well-known objects and texts in the light of modern approaches and scholarship. Several studies concentrate on aspects of early Anglo-Saxon civilization: the settlement at Mucking, Essex; the iconography of the famous gold coin struck in the name of Bishop Liudhard; the early Anglo-Saxon law on adultery; and a reconstruction of an early Anglo-Saxon copy of the Heptateuch. The usual comprehensive bibliography of the previous year's publications in all branches of Anglo-Saxon studies rounds off the book, with a five-year index to volumes 16-20 (previous indexes being in volumes 5, 10 and 15).
 

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Contents

Adultery in early AngloSaxon society
19
The Liudhard medalet
27
The Werden Heptateuch
43
The uncarpentered world of Old English poetry
65
some developments
81
Anonymous polyphony and The Wanderers textuality
99
The geographic list of Solomon and Saturn II
123
the decay of the
167
A new Latin source for the Old English Three Utterances
187
Wulfstans De Antichristo in a twelfthcentury Worcester
203
A pair of inscribed AngloSaxon hooked tags from the Rome
221
Bibliography for 1990
231
Index to volumes 1620
281
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