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By Hugh Magennis, Mary Swan

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ISBN-13: 9789004176812

This assortment presents a brand new, authoritative and hard research of the existence and works of AElfric of Eynsham, an important vernacular spiritual author within the historical past of Anglo-Saxon England. The participants contain just about all of the major AElfric students operating at the present time and a few very important more moderen voices. all the chapters is a state of the art piece of labor which addresses one point of AElfric's works or profession. The chapters are organised topically, instead of via chronology, style or biography, and among them hide the full AElfrician corpus and the main contextual concerns; attention of AElfric's Latin writings is punctiliously built-in with that of his outdated English works. AElfric reports are presently a imperative portion of Anglo-Saxon reports, yet whereas up to now there was loads of specified paintings on a few features of AElfric, this assortment presents the 1st review. individuals: Hugh Magennis, Joyce Hill, Christopher A. Jones, Mechthild Gretsch, M. R. Godden, Catherine Cubitt, Thomas N. corridor, Robert ok. Upchurch, Mary Swan, Clare A. Lees, Gabriella Corona, Kathleen Davis, Jonathan Wilcox, Aaron J Kleist and Elaine Treharne.

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392; of Thorpe, Kemble writes (p. 393), ‘We have so high an opinion of Mr Thorpe’s work’. On the controversy between Kemble and the Oxford scholars, see Kennedy, ‘Odium Philologicum’, pp. 12–18; Ackerman, ‘J. M. Kemble and Sir Frederic Madden’, Baker, ‘Toller at School’, pp. 287–9. 32 In this important period, work on Ælfric was not a scholarly priority, and this continued to be the case throughout the first part of the century and beyond, both on the continent and in England. 35 Among other editions of poetry, J.

955 × 957. The date of Ælfric’s death is likewise unknown. 7 This leads him to conclude that Ælfric died between 1020 and 1025. But Whitelock8 has demonstrated that the witness list of the will cannot be relied upon and that 3 For the quotation from the preface to CH I, see below p. 51. Grammar, p. 8 lines 13–15; ‘If you now say: who taught you? Then I say: Dunstan. Who ordained you? He ordained me’. This and all subsequent translations are my own. 5 Wilcox, Ælfric’s Prefaces, p. 7, with reference to Law, ‘Anglo-Saxon England: Aelfric’s Excerptiones de arte grammatica anglice’, p.

4 ælfric: his life and works 37 there are no good reasons for believing that the Ælfric who witnessed the charter was the Abbot of Eynsham. She draws attention to another royal charter of 1018, unknown to Dietrich, which was also witnessed by an Abbot Ælfric, but she points out that Eynsham was not an important house whose abbot would naturally attend the meetings of the witan.

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