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- DescriptionIt is red-letter day in Anglo-Saxon studies when a previously unkwn Old English text comes to light. In 2002, as the result of some outstanding scholarly detective work, a fragmentary homiliary, containing exegetical homilies for the Sundays after Pentecost, came to light in the Somerset County Records Office in Taunton. The manuscript apparently dates from the middle years of the eleventh century; but questions of when and where and by whom the homiliary was composed can only be answered by close philological study of the Old English text itself. The present volume of Anglo-Saxon England contains a printed edition of this interesting text, and detailed philological analysis leads to the extraordinary hypothesis that the text may have been composed by someone whose native language was t English, and who was apparently unfamiliar with the mainstream of English homiletic composition, best illustrated in the work of 'lfric. The usual comprehensive bibliography of the previous year's publications in all branches of Anglo-Saxon studies rounds off the book.
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication11/10/2007
- SubjectRegional History
- Series TitleAnglo-Saxon England
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 33
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note8 b/w illus.
- Weight610 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Edited byHelmut Gneuss,John Blair,Malcolm Godden,Mark Blackburn,Mary Clayton,Mechthild Gretsch,Professor Michael Lapidge,Richard Gameson,Roberta Frank,Simon Keynes
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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