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Anglo-Saxon England by Peter Clemoes
Book DescriptionPlace-names, charters, coins and manuscripts are among the forms of evidence studied in this second volume. The topics range from the course of English settlement in the south-east to the power and influence of a leading aristocratic family in the tenth century and the possible presence of Jews in England in the eleventh. An important liturgical manuscript, the Bosworth Psalter, is more securely localized; the exemplars of the Vercelli Book and its probable area of origin are clarified. Several motifs in Old English literature are elucidated, and the influence of Christian doctrine on the poetry is considered in a survey of scholarly opinion and in a lively discussion on Beowulf. Bede's achievements as a scholar and teacher are examined 1300 years after his birth. The bibliography, noting all contributions to Anglo-Saxon studies in 1972, continues the annual series begun in volume 1.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521038447
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Clemoes
England Before the Conquest, Paperback (May 2010)
The twenty-two studies that make up this 1971 text brought fresh understanding to various important topics in Anglo-Saxon scholarship.
Anglo-Saxon England, Paperback (October 2007)
This volume studies some of the main topics of Anglo-Saxon history.
Interactions of Thought and Language in Old English Poetry, Paperback (December 2006)» View all books by Peter Clemoes
Radical reinterpretation of Old English poetry and its relation to Anglo-Saxon thought and society.
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