Alfred the Wise

Alfred the Wise

Studies in Honour of Janet Bately on the occasion of her 65th birthday

Edited by Jane Roberts, Janet L. Nelson, Malcolm Godden

Hardback
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D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

Alfred's life, work and influence studied through writings of his age.
Alfred and the great achievements of his reign are once more at the centre of scholarly discussion, and the studies in this collection make a significant contribution to the continuing debate. Focusing particularly on the writings of Alfred's age, the contributions, by leading scholars in the field, examine Alfred's life, work and influence: there are accounts of law and morality; examinations of translations and their sources; and investigations of words and events, throwing new light on all major aspects of Alfred's reign. As a whole, the volume is an appropriate tribute to Janet Bately, whose writings on the age of Alfred are known and admired by both historians and literary scholars throughout the world.

Professor JANE ROBERTS teaches in the Department of English, King's College, London; Professor JANET L. NELSON, Director of the Centre for Late Antiques and Medieval Studies, teaches in the Department of History, King's College, London; Professor MALCOLM GODDEN is Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at the University of Oxford.

Contributors and contents: ANDREW BREEZE, J.E. CROSS, ANDREW HAMER, ROBERTA FRANK, ALLEN J. FRANTZEN, M.R. GODDEN, WALTER GOFFART, LYNNE GRUNDY, CYRIL HART, JOYCE HILL, SIMON KEYNES, ANN KNOCK, BRUCE MITCHELL, JANET L. NELSON, BARBARA RAW, JANE ROBERTS, D.G. SCRAGG, ALFRED B. SMYTH, E.G. STANLEY, PAUL E. SZARMACH, PATRICK WORMALD

Details

May 1997
4 black and white, 6 line illustrations
299 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780859915151
Format: Hardback
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB
BISAC BIO014000
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Table of Contents

`The Lambarde Problem: Eighty Years On'. - Andrew Breeze
`Ælfric's Letters and the Excerptiones Ecgberhti' (with Andrew Hamer). - J E Cross
`Ælfric's Letters and the Excerptiones Ecgberhti' (with J.E. Cross). - Andrew Hamer
`Old English Orc `cup, goblet': A Latin Loanword with Attitude'. - Roberta Frank
`Sodom and Gomorrah in Prose Works from Alfred's Reign'. - Allen J. Frantzen
`Wærferth and King Alfred: the Fate of the Old English Dialogues'. - Malcolm Godden
`The First Venture into `Medieval Geography': Lambarde's Map of the Saxon Heptarchy (1568)'. - Walter Goffart
`Ece: `eternal' in Ælfric'. - Lynne Grundy
`The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle at Ramsey'. - C R Hart
`Ælfric's Homily on the Holy Innocents: The Sources Reviewed'. - Joyce Hill
`Anglo-Saxon Entries in the `Liber Vitae' of Brescia'. - Simon D Keynes
`Analysis of a Translator: The Old English Wonders of the East'. - Ann Knock
`The Sign 7 in the Annal for 871 in the Parker Chronicle MS Cambridge, Corpus Christi College 173'. - Bruce Mitchell
`... sicut olim gens Francorum ... nunc gens Anglorum: Fulk's letter to Alfred revisited'. - Janet L Nelson
`Alfredian Piety: the Book of Nunnaminster'. - Barbara C Raw
``fela martyra' (`many martyrs'): a different view of Orosius's city'. - Jane Roberts
`Wifcyppe and the Morality of the Cynewulf and Cyneheard Episode in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle'. - Donald G Scragg
`The Solar Eclipse of Wednesday, 29 October A.D.878. Ninth-century Historical Records and the Findings of Modern Astronomy'. - Alfred P Smyth
`On the Laws of King Alfred: The end of the Preface and the beginning of the Laws'. - Eric G. Stanley
`Alfred's Boethius and the Four Cardinal Virtues'. - Paul E Szarmach
`The Lambarde Problem: Eighty Years On'. - Patrick Wormald

Reviews

Well-produced, skilfully edited volume... admirably attests to (Janet Bately's) impact. HISTORY
(A volume) which all serious Anglo-Saxonists will have to have on their shelves. NOTES & QUERIES
The studies in this collection are of a very high standard, and they are a fitting tribute to an outstanding scholar. ANGLIA

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