Anglo-Saxon England: Volume 25

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Michael Lapidge, Malcolm Godden, Simon Keynes
Cambridge University Press, 1997 M02 13 - 358 páginas
Material evidence brought to light in this book includes a niello disc from Limpsfield Grange (Surrey) and two fragments of a composite Old English homily discovered in Westminster Abbey. Many previously accepted scholarly positions are reassessed and challenged. A comprehensive assessment of the palaeography of the Exeter Book situates it in the context of late tenth-century book production, and shows that there are no grounds for thinking that the manuscript originated in Exeter itself and that its origin must as yet remain unknown. As always, the interpretation of Old English poetry figures largely in this book. One of the most intriguing of the Old English riddles is explained convincingly. The influence of Aldhelm's Latin poetry on Old English verse is also convincingly demonstrated. The usual comprehensive bibliography of the previous year's publications rounds off the book; and a full index of the contents of volumes 1-25 is provided, with a separate index to volumes 21-25. (Previous indexes have appeared in volumes 5, 10, 15 and 20.)
 

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Regula canonicorum or Regula monasterialis uitae? The Rule of Chrodegang
21
The originality of the Old English gloss of the Vespasian Psalter and
37
The Limpsfield Grange disc
63
The author of the Fonthill Letter
91
Christ I
123
The origin of the Exeter Book of Old English poetry
135
Exeter Book Riddle 57 55 a double solution?
187
An Old English fragment from Westminister Abbey
201
The glosses on Bedes De temporum ratione attributed to Byrhtferth
209
Bibliography for 1995
233
Index to volumes 215
283
Index of contents volumes 125
334
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