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Anglo-Saxon England


  • Page extent: 300 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.453 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9780521038393)

Areas of study pursued in this book include a revealing grammatical document from eighth-century Northumbria; renewed excavations at Sutton Hoo are reported; the existence of an unnoticed late Old English prose version of parts of Gregory's Dialogues is pointed out. Fresh thinking is directed to topics as interesting and diverse as a design on the Sutton Hoo purse lid; the origin of a little-considered English decorated manuscript containing lives of saints now in Paris; the enigmatic poem Wulf and Eadwacer; word order as an element on Old English poetic style; surviving traces of the teaching which Theodore and Hadrian delivered in England; the career of a Latin text much studied in English schools for its difficult vocabulary; the political aspects of relic cults during the last century and a half of Anglo-Saxon monarchy; and the organization of the invading armies led by Swein Forkbeard and Cnut. The usual comprehensive bibliography of the previous year's publications in all branches of Anglo-Saxon studies rounds off the book; there is also a comprehensive index to volumes 11–15.


List of illustrations; 1. Record of the second conference of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists, at Cambridge, 19–23 August 1985 Stanley B. Greenfield; 2. Wulf and Eadwacer: all passion pent Stanley B. Greenfield; 3. Bede the grammarian and the scope of grammatical studies in eighth-century Northumbria Martin Irvine; 4. The school of Theodore and Hadrian Michael Lapidge; 5. The third book of the Bella Parisiacae Urbis by Abbo of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and its Old English gloss Patrizia Lendinara; 6. Relic-cults as an instrument of royal policy c. 900–c. 1050 D. W. Rollason; 7. The armies of Swein Forkbeard and Cnut: leding or lið? Niels Lund; 8. Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, lat. I086I and the scriptorium of Christ Church, Canterbury Michelle P. Brown; 9. Anglo-Saxon objectives at Sutton Hoo, 1985 M. O. H. Carver; 10. Word order and poetic style: auxiliary and verbal in The Metres of Boethius Daniel Donoghue; 11. A third Old English translation of part of Gregory's Dialogues, this time embedded in the Rule of Chrodegang Brigitte Langefeld; 12. Bibliography for 1985 Carl T. Berkhout, Martin Biddle, Mark Blackburn, C. R. E. Coutts, David N. Dumville, Sarah Foot and Simon Keynes; Index to volumes 11–15.


Stanley B. Greenfield, Martin Irvine, Michael Lapidge, Patrizia Lendinara, D. W. Rollason, Niels Lund, Michelle P. Brown, M. O. H. Carver, Daniel Donoghue, Brigitte Langefeld, Carl T. Berkhout, Martin Biddle, Mark Blackburn, C. R. E. Coutts, David N. Dumville, Sarah Foot, Simon Keynes

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