Anglo-Saxon England: Volume 12 - Anglo-Saxon England 12 (Hardback)
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Anglo-Saxon England: Volume 12 - Anglo-Saxon England 12 (Hardback)

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Hardback 348 Pages / Published: 17/04/1986
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Four very different kinds of Anglo-Saxon thinking are clarified in this volume: traditions, learned and oral, about the settlement of the country, study of foreign-language grammar, interest in exotic jewels as reflections of the glory of God, and a mainly rational attitude to medicine. Publication of no less than three discoveries augments our corpus of manuscript evidence. The nature of Old English poetry is illuminated, and a useful summary of the editorial treatment of textual problems in Beowulf is provided. A re-examination of the accounts of the settlement in Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle yields insights into the processes of Anglo-Saxon learned historiography and oral tradition. A thorough-going analysis of an under-studied major work, Bald's Leechbook, demonstrates that the compiler, perhaps in King Alfred's reign, translated selections from a wide range of Latin texts in composing a well-organized treatise directed against the diseases prevalent in his time. The usual comprehensive bibliography of the previous year's publications in all branches of Anglo-Saxon studies rounds off the book.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521332026
Number of pages: 348
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 234 x 152 x 152 mm

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