Old English Prose of Secular Learning

Old English Prose of Secular Learning

Stephanie Hollis, Michael Wright

Hardback
$99.00

D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

First title in a new series of annotated bibliographies — includes prose proverbs, romances, computistical texts, Enchiridion, magico- medical literature, etc.
An essential resource for scholarly research, this new series of annotated bibliographies covers Old and Middle English literature outside those major subject areas already served by existing bibliographies. Coverage includes editions of texts; manuscripts and textual studies; lexical, grammatical and stylistic studies; bibliographies and indexes; interpretive and critical studies; commentaries on metrics and versification.
The Old English writings usually termed `secular' are particularly relevant to the development of cultural studies, especially the study of education and the assimilation of classical learning in the Anglo-Saxon period. The annotations of this volume cover the prose proverbs, dialogues and romances, the computistical texts and Byrhtferth's Enchiridion, as well as the magico-medical literature and associated texts (including the prognostics and the lapidary).
TOM BURTON, Series Editor, teaches at the University of Adelaide.
STEPHANIE HOLLIS and MICHAEL WRIGHT teach at the University of Auckland.

Details

January 1993
416 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Annotated Bibliographies
ISBN: 9780859913430
Format: Hardback
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB
BISAC LCO003000
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The annotations of this volume cover prose proverbs, dialogues and romances, computistical texts and Byrhtferth's Enchiridion, as well as magico-medical literature and associated texts... will prove indispensable to all specialists in the field. MEDIUM AEVUMAn admirable survey of existing scholarship. ENGLISH STUDIESExcellent. E.G. STANLEY, REVIEW OF ENGLISH STUDIESA work which ought to be on every scholar's shelf... the most useful work I have seen for years. T.A. SHIPPEY, MLRA splendid and indispensible bibliographical guide... a fascinating, helpful and highly instructive book which should be every serious scholar's first point of reference. ARCHIV (Andy Orchard)

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