Writing and Texts in Anglo-Saxon England

October 2006
19 black and white illustrations
172 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Pubns Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies
ISBN: 9781843840909
Format: Hardback
D.S.Brewer
BIC CFL, 1DBKE, 2AB
BISAC REF004000

Writing and Texts in Anglo-Saxon England

Edited by Alexander R. Rumble

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Hardback
9781843840909
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Approaches to the use of writing in Anglo-Saxon England - as depicted in manuscripts, textiles, stones and metalwork.
Palaeography is crucial for an understanding of Anglo-Saxon history, literature, and archaeology, while the development of Anglo-Saxon literacy has much significance as a cultural indicator. The papers in this book offer an original and multidisciplinary approach to the study of the introduction and use of writing in the Latin alphabet in Anglo-Saxon England. They consider the variety of contexts in which letter-forms were executed and texts were copied in England between the seventh and eleventh centuries: in books, documents, textiles, stones, and metalwork. Several of the papers shed new light on well-known manuscripts, scribes, artefacts or texts by approaching them from a different angle, others survey bibliographical and cultural aspects of the surviving corpus of writing from this period, while not least among the discoveries made is the identification and publication of a new piece of Old English verse.

Dr ALEXANDER R. RUMBLE is Reader in Palaeography at the University of Manchester.

Contributors: ALEXANDER R. RUMBLE, RICHARD EMMS, JANE ROBERTS, CATHERINE E. KARKOV, ELISABETH OKASHA, ELIZABETH COATSWORTH, PHILIP SHAW, CAROLE HOUGH, TIMOFEY GUIMON

Table of Contents

The Study of Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts, Collections and Scribes: in the Footsteps of Wanley and Ker - Alexander R. Rumble
Books and Writing in Seventh-Century Kent - Richard Emms
Aldred Signs Off from Glossing the Lindisfarne Gospels - Jane Roberts
Writing and Having Written: Word and Image in the Eadwig Gospels - Catherine E. Karkov
Script-Mixing in Anglo-Saxon Inscriptions - Elisabeth Okasha
Inscriptions on Textiles associated with Anglo-Saxon England - Elizabeth Coatsworth
The Manuscript Texts of `Against a Dwarf' - Philip A. Shaw
Numbers in Manuscripts of Anglo-Saxon Law - Carole Hough
The Writing of Annals in Eleventh-Century England: Palaeography and Textual History - Timofey Guimon

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The volume as a whole is [...] usefully wide ranging. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW

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