Latin Learning and English Lore: Studies in Anglo-Saxon Literature for Michael Lapidge, Volume 1

Front Cover
University of Toronto Press, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 800 pages

Throughout the Anglo-Saxon period, Latin and Old English were, to large extent, alternative literary languages. Latin Learning and English Lore is a collection of essays examining the complex co-existence of the two languages within the literary, historical, and cultural milieu of Anglo-Saxon England.

More than forty of the leading Anglo-Saxon scholars in the world today have contributed to this two-volume survey of the whole range of Anglo-Saxon Literature in honour of Michael Lapidge, one of the most productive, influential, and important figures of Anglo-Saxon studies in recent years. The contributors include a wide range of the Lapidge's former colleagues, students, and collaborators.

The essays in Latin Learning and English Lore cover material from the beginning of the Anglo-Saxon literary record in the late seventh century to the immediately post-Conquest period of the twelfth century. The volumes together provide an invaluable survey of the rich literature, history, and culture of the period as well as a selection of groundbreaking studies that offer a number of exciting possibilities for future research.

Volume One Contributors
George H. Brown * David Dumville * Michael Fox * Roberta Frank * R.D. Fulk * Mary Garrison * Helmut Gneuss * Malcolm Godden * Mechthild Gretsch * Michael Herren * Simon Keynes * Leslie Lockett * Andy Orchard * Paul Remley * Richard Sharpe * Tom Shippey * Patrick Sims-Williams * Paul E. Szarmach * Michael Winterbottom * Charles D. Wright * Neil Wright

Volume Two Contributors
Peter Baker * Martha Bayless * Robert E. Bjork * Mary Clayton * Antonette diPaolo Healey * Thomas N. Hall * Joyce Hill * Nicholas Howe * Peter Jackson * Christopher A. Jones * Patrizia Lendinara * Roy Michael Liuzza * Rosalind Love * Richard Marsden * Bruce Mitchell * Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe * Oliver Padel * Fred C. Robinson * Katharine Scarfe-Beckett * D.G. Scragg * Jane Stevenson

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

AngloSaxon Glosses to a Theodorean Poem?
9
London BL Cotton Vespasian B
47
Aldhelm the Theologian
68
Exodus Asser and the Dicta Ælfredi
90
Faricius of Arezzos Life of St Aldhelm
109
Patristic Pomegranates from Ambrose
132
The Medical Arts of Bede
150
King Ceadwallas Roman Epitaph
171
Six Cruces in Beowulf Lines 31 83 404 445 1198 and 30745
349
The Role of Grendels Arm in Feud Law and the Narrative
368
damnatio memoriae
389
Three Cups and a Funeral in Beowulf
407
Beowulf in the House of Dickens
421
Index of Manuscripts
441
Index of Glosses to Chapter 1
459
Contents
vi

A Recension of Bonifaces Letter to Eadburg about
194
uir undecumque doctissimus
215
Quid Hinieldus cum Christo?
237
The Sermons Attributed to Candidus Wizo
260
The AngloSaxon RiddleTradition
284
English Script in the Second Half of the Ninth Century
305
Alfred Asser and Boethius
326
Introduction to Volume II 3
3
Martha Bayless University of Oregon
28
Roy Michael Liuzza University of Tennessee Knoxville
53
Peter S Baker University of Virginia
74
Jane Stevenson Kings College Aberdeen
108
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2005)

Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe is a professor in the Department of English and the director of the Medieval Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley.

Andy Orchard is the Provost of Trinity College at the University of Toronto.

Bibliographic information