Apocryphal Texts and Traditions in Anglo-Saxon England
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182 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

10 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Pubns Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies

Imprint: D.S.Brewer

Apocryphal Texts and Traditions in Anglo-Saxon England

Edited by Kathryn Powell and Donald Scragg

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Studies and editions of Anglo-Saxon apocryphal materials, filling a gap in literature available on the boundaries between apocryphal and orthodox in the period.
Apocrypha and apocryphal traditions in Anglo-Saxon England have been often referred to but little studied. This collection fills a gap in the study of pre-Conquest England by considering what were the boundaries between apocryphaland orthodox in the period and what uses the Anglo-Saxons made of apocryphal materials. The contributors include some of the most well-known and respected scholars in the field. The introduction - written by Frederick M. Biggs, one of the principal editors of Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture - expertly situates the essays within the field of apocrypha studies. The essays themselves cover a broad range of topics: both vernacular and Latin texts, those available in Anglo-Saxon England and those actually written there, and the uses of apocrypha in art as well as literature. Additionally, the book includes a number of completely new editions of apocryphal texts which were previously unpublished or difficult to access. By presenting these new texts along with the accompanying range of essays, the collection aims to retrieve these apocryphal traditions from the margins of scholarship and restore tothem some of the importance they held for the Anglo-Saxons.

Contributors: DANIEL ANLEZARK, FREDERICK M. BIGGS, ELIZABETH COATSWORTH, THOMAS N. HALL, JOYCE HILL, CATHERINE KARKOV, PATRIZIA LENDINARA, AIDEEN O'LEARY, CHARLES D. WRIGHT.
An Introduction and Overview of Recent Work - Frederick M. Biggs
The Apocalypse of Thomas: Some New Latin Texts and Their Significance for the Old English Versions - Charles D Wright
Ælfric and the Epistle to the Laodiceans - Thomas N. Hall
The Versus Sibyllae de die Iudicii in Anglo-Saxon England - Patrizia Lendinara
Apostolic Passiones in Early Anglo-Saxon England - Aideen O'Leary
The Fall of the Angels in Solomon and Saturn II - Daniel Anlezark
The Book of Enoch and Anglo-Saxon Art - Elizabeth Coatsworth
Judgement and Salvation in the New Minster Liber Vitae - Catherine E. Karkov
The Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England: The Challenge of Changing Distinctions - Joyce Hill
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"Offers judicious, scholarly and often-valuable studies of individual texts and traditions in Latin and vernacular clerical texts and in Anglo-Saxon art." SPECULUM

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Title Details

182 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

10 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Pubns Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies

Imprint: D.S.Brewer