Hugh Magennis, Mary Swan's A Companion to Ælfric (Brill's Companions to the Christian PDF

By Hugh Magennis, Mary Swan

ISBN-10: 9004176810

ISBN-13: 9789004176812

This assortment presents a brand new, authoritative and tough learn of the existence and works of AElfric of Eynsham, crucial vernacular non secular author within the background of Anglo-Saxon England. The participants contain just about all of the major AElfric students operating this day and a few very important more recent voices. all the chapters is a state of the art piece of labor which addresses one element of AElfric's works or occupation. The chapters are organised topically, instead of by way of chronology, style or biography, and among them conceal the total AElfrician corpus and the most important contextual matters; attention of AElfric's Latin writings is punctiliously built-in with that of his previous English works. AElfric stories are at the moment a important section of Anglo-Saxon experiences, yet whereas thus far there was loads of distinct paintings on a few features of AElfric, this assortment offers the 1st evaluation. individuals: Hugh Magennis, Joyce Hill, Christopher A. Jones, Mechthild Gretsch, M. R. Godden, Catherine Cubitt, Thomas N. corridor, Robert okay. Upchurch, Mary Swan, Clare A. Lees, Gabriella Corona, Kathleen Davis, Jonathan Wilcox, Aaron J Kleist and Elaine Treharne.

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122 Note, for example, Clayton’s recent ‘Edition of Ælfric’s Letter to Brother Edward’, a short text that, as Clayton puts it, ‘offers a fascinating insight into the views of an English person around the last millennium’ (p. 263). 123 See n. 70, above. 124 For the idea of ‘the late age of print’, see Bolter, Writing Space (p. 1); the idea is taken up in the title, and widely employed in the text, of Foys’ monograph Virtually Anglo-Saxon: Old Media, New Media, and Early Medieval Studies in the Late Age of Print.

8 Whitelock, ‘Two Notes on Ælfric and Wulfstan’, pp. 122–4. 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.

Clare Lees’ predicted critical renaissance has already started in Ælfric studies but the period ahead looks particularly interesting, with new, and old, issues being addressed in old and new ways. uk/ee/em1060to1220; for the Electronic Ælfric Project, see n. 121. 127 Wanley, Librorum Veterum Septentrionalium, qui in Angliae Bibliothecis extant; Gneuss, Handlist of Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts. 1 The mistaken identifications are surveyed by Hugh Magennis in a preceding chapter and there is no need to repeat them here.

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