Overview:This innovative collection of essays aims to redefine the limits of Old English scholarship by studying some of the latest reworkings of texts composed earlier in the Anglo-Saxon period and their implications for the development of literary production across time. The essays in the volume constitute new work on a wide range of texts, including homilies, saints' lives, psalters and biblical material; some focus on individual manuscripts incorporating paleographic and orthographic studies; others use modern critical theory to examine later Old English texts; and all highlight the need to redefine our attitude to late recopying.
Elaine M. Treharne, Mary Swan, Susan Irvine, Jonathan Wilcox, Loredana Teresi, Joana Proud, Susan Rosser, Roy Michael Liuzza, Phillip Pulsiano, Wendy Collier
Ten essays on the study of Old English texts in the twelfth century.
Times Literary Supplement - Graham Holderness
The scholarship of this bolume is meticulous...
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Title: Rewriting Old English in the Twelfth Century
Author: Mary Swan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date Published: November 2006
Edition: New Edition
Table of Contents:
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|List of abbreviations|
|2||The production and script of manuscripts containing English religious texts in the first half of the twelfth century||11|
|3||The compilation and use of manuscripts containing Old English in the twelfth century||41|
|4||AElfric's Catholic Homilies in the twelfth century||62|
|5||Wulfstan and the twelfth century||83|
|6||Mnemonic transmission of Old English texts in the post-Conquest period||98|
|7||Old English prose saints' lives in the twelfth century: the evidence of the extant manuscripts||117|
|8||Old English prose saints' lives in the twelfth century: the Life of Martin in Bodley 343||132|
|9||Scribal habit: the evidence of the Old English Gospels||143|
|10||The Old English gloss of the Eadwine Psalter||166|
|11||The Tremulous Worcester Hand and Gregory's Pastoral Care||195|
|Index of manuscripts||209|
Graham HoldernessThe scholarship of this bolume is meticulous...
—Times Literary Supplement
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