Textual and Material Culture in Anglo-Saxon England

Textual and Material Culture in Anglo-Saxon England

Thomas Northcote Toller and the Toller Memorial Lectures

Edited by Donald Scragg

Hardback
$130.00

D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

Significant Anglo-Saxon papers, with postscripts, illustrate advances in knowledge of life and culture of pre-Conquest England.
Thomas Northcote Toller, of the Bosworth-Toller Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, is one of the most influential but least known Anglo-Saxon scholars of the early twentieth century. The Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies at Manchester, where Toller was the first professor of English Language, has an annual Toller lecture, delivered by an expert in the field of Anglo-Saxon Studies; this volume offers a selection from these lectures, brought together for the first time, and with supplementary material added by the authors to bring them up to date. They are complemented by the 2002 Toller Lecture, Peter Baker's study of Toller, commissioned specially for this book; and by new examinations of Toller's life and work, and his influence on the development of Old English lexicography. The volume is therefore both an epitome of the best scholarship in Anglo-Saxon studies of the last decade and a half, and a guide for the modern reader through the major advances in our knowledge of the life and culture of pre-Conquest England.
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Contributors: RICHARD BAILEY, PETER BAKER, DABNEY ANDERSON BANKERT, JANET BATELY, GEORGE BROWN, ROBERTA FRANK, HELMUT GNEUSS, JOYCE HILL, DAVID A. HINTON, MICHAEL LAPIDGE, AUDREY MEANEY, KATHERINE O'BRIEN O'KEEFFE, JOANA PROUD, ALEXANDER RUMBLE.

Details

April 2003
21 black and white, 5 line illustrations
366 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Pubns Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies
ISBN: 9780859917735
Format: Hardback
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB
BISAC LAN009000, HIS015000, LIT004120
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies - Donald G Scragg
Manuscript Layout and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle - Janet M Bately
Scyld Scefing and the Dating of Beowulf - Again - Audrey Meaney
The Study of Language in Anglo-Saxon England - Helmut Gneuss
Textual Criticism and the Literature of Anglo-Saxon England - Michael Lapidge
The Search for the Anglo-Saxon Oral Poet - Roberta Frank
Source, Method, Theory, Practice: On Reading Two Old English Verse Texts - Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe
The Dynamics of Literacy in Anglo-Saxon England -
'What mean these stones?': Some Aspects of pre-Norman Sculpture in Cheshire and Lancashire - Richard Bailey
Translating the Tradition: Manuscripts, Models and Methodologies in the Composition of Ælfric's Catholic Homilies - Joyce Hill
Anglo-Saxon Smiths and Myths - D A Hinton
Toller at School: Joseph Bosworth, T. Northcote Toller, and the Progress of Old English Lexicography in the Nineteenth Century - Peter S. Baker
T. Northcote Toller and the Making of the 'Supplement' to the 'Anglo-Saxon Dictionary' - Dabney Bankert
Items of Lexicographical Interest in the Toller Collection, John Rylands University Library of Manchester - Alexander R. Rumble
Thomas Northcote Toller: 'This Fearless and Self-sacrificing Knight of Scholarship - Joana Proud

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