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  • Page extent: 348 pages
  • Size: 234 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.675 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9780521332033 | ISBN-10: 0521332036)

Among the diverse topics covered in this volume is a pioneer account of a unique group of Anglo-Saxon embroideries preserved on the continent and the publication of a previously unknown charter. Themes illuminated are as varied as the status of women, early urban history, the nature of medical collections, the standing of Marian feasts and the function of musical notation. The study of Old English poetry is advanced textually, codicologically, culturally, linguistically and critically. Innovation and established practice go hand-in-hand: a record of the first conference of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists and versions of six papers read at conference are included. The usual comprehensive bibliography of the previous year's publications in all branches of Anglo-Saxon studies rounds off the book.


List of illustrations; 1. Record of the first conference of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists, at Brussels and Ghent, 22–4 August 1983 Stanley B. Greenfield; 2. The nature of Christianity in Beowulf Edward B. Irving Jr; 3. The state of the Beowulf manuscript 1882–1983 Kevin S. Kiernan; 4. Hidden glosses in manuscripts of Old English poetry Alfred Bammesberger; 5. Spellings of the waldend group - again Angelika Lutz; 6. The Maaseik embroideries Mildred Budny and Dominic Tweddle; 7. From memory to record: musical notations in manuscripts from Exeter Susan Rankin; 8. From 'palace' to 'town': Northampton and urban origins John H. Williams; 9. A new charter of King Edgar Nicholas Brooks, Margaret Gelling and Douglas Johnson; 10. A friwif locbore revisited Christine Fell; 11. Stylistic disjunctions in The Dream of the Road Carol Braun Pasternack; 12. The construction of Oxford, Bodleian Library, Junius II Barbara C. Raw; 13. Feasts of the virgin in the liturgy of the Anglo-Saxon church Mary Clayton; 14. Variant versions of Old English medical remedies and the compilation of Bald's Leechbook Audrey L. Meaney; 15. Bibliography for 1983 Carl T. Berkhout, Martin Biddle, Mark Blackburn, C. R. E. Coutts, David N. Dumville and Simon Keynes.


Stanley B. Greenfield, Edward B. Irving, Jr, Kevin S. Kiernan, Alfred Bammesberger, Angelika Lutz, Mildred Budny, Dominic Tweddle, Susan Rankin, John H. Williams, Nicholas Brooks, Margaret Gelling, Douglas Johnson, Carol Braun Pasternack, Barbara C. Raw, Mary Clayton, Audrey L. Meaney, Carl T. Berkhout, Martin Biddle, Mark Blackburn, C. R. E. Coutts, David N. Dumville, Simon Keynes

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