Coverart for item
The Resource Rewriting Old English in the twelfth century, edited by Mary Swan and Elaine M. Treharne

Rewriting Old English in the twelfth century, edited by Mary Swan and Elaine M. Treharne

Label
Rewriting Old English in the twelfth century
Title
Rewriting Old English in the twelfth century
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mary Swan and Elaine M. Treharne
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This innovative collection of essays aims to redefine the limits of Old English scholarship by studying some of the latest reworking of texts composed earlier in the Anglo-Saxon period and their implications for the development of literary production across time. The essays in the volume constitute new work on a wide range of texts, including homilies, saints' lives, psalters and biblical material; some focus on individual manuscripts incorporating palaeographic and orthographic studies; others use modern critical theory to examine later Old English texts; and all highlight the need to redefine our attitude to late recopying. The volume engages with important issues, including the nature of textual transmission and recomposition and its relationship to late Old English reader-response; attitudes to earlier material as evidenced in its recopying and adaptation; and the character of surviving manuscripts and what these tell us about the twelfth-century scribes and scriptoria, reading and readers."--Jacket
  • "This innovative collection of essays aims to redefine the limits of Old English scholarship by studying some of the latest reworking of texts composed earlier in the Anglo-Saxon period and their implications for the development of literary production across time. The essays in the volume constitute new work on a wide range of texts, including homilies, saints' lives, psalters and biblical material; some focus on individual manuscripts incorporating palaeographic and orthographic studies; others use modern critical theory to examine later Old English texts; and all highlight the need to redefine our attitude to late recopying. The volume engages with important issues, including the nature of textual transmission and recomposition and its relationship to late Old English reader-response; attitudes to earlier material as evidenced in its recopying and adaptation; and the character of surviving manuscripts and what these tell us about the twelfth-century scribes and scriptoria, reading and readers."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
829
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR179.T48
LC item number
R49 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Swan, Mary
  • Treharne, Elaine
Series statement
Cambridge studies in Anglo-Saxon England
Series volume
30
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Christian literature, English (Old)
  • Transmission of texts
  • Scriptoria
  • Civilization, Anglo-Saxon, in literature
  • Manuscripts, Medieval
  • Manuscripts, English (Old)
  • Paleography, English
  • Transmission of texts
  • England
Label
Rewriting Old English in the twelfth century, edited by Mary Swan and Elaine M. Treharne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Susan Irvine
  • 4.
  • Aelfric's Catholic Homilies in the twelfth century
  • Mary Swan
  • 5.
  • Wulfstan and the twelfth century
  • Jonathan Wilcox
  • 6.
  • Mnemonic transmission of Old English texts in the post-Conquest period
  • Loredana Teresi
  • 1.
  • 7.
  • Old English prose saints' lives in the twelfth century: the evidence of the extant manuscripts
  • Joana Proud
  • 8.
  • Old English prose saints' lives in the twelfth century: the Life of Martin in Bodley 343
  • Susan Rosser
  • Introduction
  • Elaine M. Treharne and Mary Swan
  • 2.
  • The production and script of manuscripts containing English religious texts in the first half of the twelfth century
  • Elaine M. Treharne
  • 3.
  • The compilation and use of manuscripts containing Old English in the twelfth century
Control code
42692154
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 213 pages, 11 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780521623728
Isbn Type
(HB)
Lccn
99053407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Rewriting Old English in the twelfth century, edited by Mary Swan and Elaine M. Treharne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Susan Irvine
  • 4.
  • Aelfric's Catholic Homilies in the twelfth century
  • Mary Swan
  • 5.
  • Wulfstan and the twelfth century
  • Jonathan Wilcox
  • 6.
  • Mnemonic transmission of Old English texts in the post-Conquest period
  • Loredana Teresi
  • 1.
  • 7.
  • Old English prose saints' lives in the twelfth century: the evidence of the extant manuscripts
  • Joana Proud
  • 8.
  • Old English prose saints' lives in the twelfth century: the Life of Martin in Bodley 343
  • Susan Rosser
  • Introduction
  • Elaine M. Treharne and Mary Swan
  • 2.
  • The production and script of manuscripts containing English religious texts in the first half of the twelfth century
  • Elaine M. Treharne
  • 3.
  • The compilation and use of manuscripts containing Old English in the twelfth century
Control code
42692154
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 213 pages, 11 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780521623728
Isbn Type
(HB)
Lccn
99053407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

    • Thomas Jefferson LibraryBorrow it
      1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
      38.710138 -90.311107
Processing Feedback ...