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The Anglo-Saxon Library

by Michael Lapidge

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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Number of Pages422
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The Anglo-Saxon "township" / Author: Ashley, W. J. (William James), Note: [Cambridge, Mass.?]: G.H. Ellis, printer, [?] Link: page images at HathiTrust: No stable link: This is an uncurated book entry from our extended bookshelves, readable online now but without a stable link here. The first continuous national history of any western people in their own language, The Anglo-Saxon Chronicletraces the history of early England from the migration of the Saxon war-lords, through Roman Britain, the onslaught of the Vikings, the Norman Conquest and on through the reign of Stephen ().The text survives, in whole or in part, in eight separate manuscripts, each reflecting the /5(2).

Best Books: The Perfect Library by The Telegraph. From classics and sci-fi to poetry, biographies and books that changed the world we present the ultimate reading list. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is a collection of annals in Old English chronicling the history of the Anglo-Saxons. The annals were initially created late in the 9th. This was a really interesting book, with a lot of information to take in. Hindley drew on current research and theories to give a well rounded account of the Anglo-Saxon period, discussing varying topics such as literature, law, invasion and kingship/5(45).

  Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts book. Basic Readings. Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts. DOI link for Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts. Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts book. Basic Readings. Edited By Mary P. Richards. History of the Manuscript and Punctuation (from Ælfric's First Series of Catholic Homilies—British Library, Royal 7. , fols. ) View abstract.   Books became the ideal ransom good. The value of Anglo-Saxon books meant they were highly prized by Viking invaders. You can see an example of this in the Codex Aureus, one of the most sumptuous surviving gospel books of the Anglo Saxon the surviving text of the codex, it is mentioned that a noble Saxon family ransomed it from ‘the Great Heathen Army‘ during the mid-9th Author: Tristan Hughes.


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The Anglo-Saxon Library by Michael Lapidge Download PDF EPUB FB2

Michael Lapidge was Elrington and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon in the University of Cambridge () and Notre Dame Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame (); he is now Fellow Emeritus of Clare College, Cambridge. He has published widely on the literature of the Anglo-Saxons (both Old English and Latin).

His most recent book was The Cult of St Swithun Cited by: The cardinal role of Anglo-Saxon libraries in the transmission of classical and patristic literature to the later middle ages has long been recognized, for these libraries sustained the researches of those English scholars whose writings determined the curriculum of medieval schools: Aldhelm, Bede, and Alcuin, to name only the best known.

Yet this is the first full-length account of the nature. With reference to the use of ‘library’ The Anglo-Saxon Library book an institutional sense, the author omits consideration of bibles and liturgical books, both from discussion and from the texts and/or commentaries in Appendices A and B, his editions of Anglo-Saxon : R.M.

Thomson. --Andy Orchard, Notes and Queries The Anglo-Saxon Library is a singular scholarly achievement in respect to both its subject and its execution. Rigorous research in several disciplines converges in its pages, and Lapidge breaks new ground regarding our understandings of how various forces, including ancient and medieval book culture, literary.

The discovery in Sonderhausen of a fragmentary psalter glossed in Latin and Old English allows fresh inferences to be drawn regarding the study of the psalter in Anglo-Saxon England, and of the transmission of the corpus of vernacular psalter glosses.

A detailed textual and palaeographical study of the Wearmouth-Jarrow bibles leads to the exciting possibility that the hand of Bede can be.

Remembering Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War Wednesday, This week we are looking back at the British Library's Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibition which opened to the public in October By the time the exhibition closed four months later, the enigmatic figure of ‘Spong Man’ had greeted overThe Michael Morpurgo version of the Anglo-Saxon classic Beowulf is a popular choice for upper KS2 or for more confident readers.

Morpurgo draws on the style of the original text, using rich, alliterative language but mixes it with modern themes as he retells the story of Beowulf's epic quest to destroy the monstrous Grendel. Buy Access; Help; About; Contact Us; Cookies; Encyclopedias | Text editions.

Yet this is the first full-length account of the nature and holdings of Anglo-Saxon libraries from the sixth century to the eleventh.

The early chapters discuss libraries in antiquity, notably at Alexandria and republican and imperial Rome, and also the Christian libraries of late antiquity which supplied books to Anglo-Saxon : Professor of Anglo-Saxon Michael Lapidge.

Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a (c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital projects include the Wayback Machine, and Conclusions ; Appendix A: Six Inventories of Latin Books from Anglo-Saxon Libraries (Excluding Biblical and Liturgical Books) ; Appendix B: Eighth-Century Inventories of Books from the Areas of the Anglo-Saxon Mission in Germany ; Appendix C: Surviving Eighth-Century Manuscripts from the Area of the Anglo-Saxon Mission in Germany ; Appendix D.

The centrepiece of the British Library’s extraordinary new exhibition Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War is an absolute brute of a book.

It’s 1, years old, as big as a seaman’s chest (it has more than one thousand parchment leaves and the spine of the book is over a foot thick), and would have required the skins of calves to make the vellum for its pages.

The cardinal role of Anglo-Saxon libraries in the transmission of classical and patristic literature to the later middle ages has long been recognized, for these libraries sustained the researches of those English scholars whose writings determined the curriculum of medieval schools: Aldhelm, Bede, and Alcuin, to name only the best known.

This book provides an account of the nature and Author: Michael Lapidge. The book was a central element of Anglo-Saxon art and society and a rich vehicle for cultural expression.

In this study of the art of bookmaking throughout the Anglo-Saxon period, the author discusses the works and their readers, the scribes' materials and techniques, script and illumination. Anglo-Saxon Israel, or Israel-Britain: an explanation of the origin, function and destiny of the Norse-Anglo-Celto-Saxon race in the British empire, U.S.A., Holland, Scandinavia and Iceland The missing links: or, The Anglo-Saxons, the ten tribes of Israel.

The Anglo-Saxon Library The Anglo-Saxon Library Thomson, R.M. The Anglo-Saxon Library, by Michael Lapidge (Oxford: Oxford U.P., ; pp. 65). This book is the work of a master who has single-handedly created the field of Anglo-Latin studies and who brings to everything he writes vast erudition and (like his friend the late Bernhard Bischoff) the uncanny ability to make connections.

Historical background. The Norrœnna Society was founded around as "a federation of Anglo-Nordic men of letters", by King Oscar II of Norway and Sweden for the purpose of “resurrecting, reproducing, collecting and collating or indexing every thing that pertained to the early history of the Anglo Saxon, Celtic, Teutonic, and Scandinavian races—to furnish the people of Northern Europe.

The so-called Anglo-Saxon chronicle is not one continuous work, but is made up of annals written in the monasteries of Winchester, Canterbury, Peterborough, Abingdon and Worcester.

In this volume the records are collated in such a way that there is no unnecessary repetition of material, and the arrangement of the texts follows the editions of J. Earle () and C. Plummer (), by. "The cardinal role of Anglo-Saxon libraries in the transmission of classical and patristic literature of the later middle ages has long been recognized, for these libraries sustained the researches of those English scholars whose writings determined the curriculum of medieval schools: Aldhelm, Bede, and Alcuin, to name only the best known.

manuscripts of the Bodleian Library at Oxford, and the Exeter Book. Of these, the Anglo-Saxon poetry found in half of these, the Vercelli and Bodleian manuscripts, is exclusively religious: indeed, it’s little more than dramatic paraphrases of Old Testament stories or of Saints’ lives, as Michael Alexander notes in his informative introduction.

British Library, Add MS is a late 8th century illuminated Irish Gospel Book with 10th century Anglo-Saxon additions. The manuscript contains a portion of the Gospel of Matthew, the majority of the Gospel of Mark and the entirety of the Gospels of Luke and are three surviving Evangelist portraits, one original and two 10th century replacements, along with 10th century decorated.Crossley-Holland has translated Beowulf and The Exeter Book of Riddles from the Anglo-Saxon.

He has collaborated with composers Nicola Lefanu (The Green Children and The Wildman), Rupert Bawden (The Sailor's Tale), Sir Arthur Bliss, William Mathias, and Stephen Paulus.4/5(1).A revised and expanded version of the E.

A. Lowe lectures delivered at Oxford inThe Anglo-Saxon Library is the first monographic treatment of an elusive subject. Firmly grounded in its author's unrivalled knowledge of Anglo-Latin literature, the work is simultaneously a presentation of selected material and a series of reflections on the methodology of such an enquiry.