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Anglo-Saxon England by Peter Clemoes
Book DescriptionThe materials studied in this volume extend from small pieces of evidence made to reveal Frankish influence on the beginnings of Bath Abbey to a post-Conquest gradual recognized as unique testimony to the pre-Conquest music of Christ Church, Canterbury. An arcane style of Latin poetry much in vogue in tenth-century England is given a full account; likewise an eleventh-century Canterbury copy of a large anthology of Latin poetry for classroom use is properly described. A discussion of the aesthetic principles governing the use of colour in Anglo-Saxon manuscript illumination raises artistic questions not usually considered separately. The corpus of known Anglo-Saxon moneyers is further rectified; late Anglo-Saxon metal-work is surveyed; two decades of post-Stenton debate about the Viking settlements are reviewed; a system of standardizing short titles for Old English texts is presented and there is the usual bibliography of the previous year's corpus of Anglo-Saxon studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521038614
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
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 tackles a number of challenging questions on Anglo-Saxon history and culture.
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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