Rewriting Old English in the Twelfth Century by Mary SwanRewriting Old English in the Twelfth Century by Mary Swan

Rewriting Old English in the Twelfth Century

EditorMary Swan, Elaine M. Treharne

Paperback | December 14, 2006

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This innovative collection of essays aims to redefine the limits of Old English scholarship by studying some of the latest reworkings of texts composed earlier in the Anglo-Saxon period and their implications for the development of literary production across time. The essays in the volume constitute new work on a wide range of texts, including homilies, saints' lives, psalters and biblical material; some focus on individual manuscripts incorporating paleographic and orthographic studies; others use modern critical theory to examine later Old English texts; and all highlight the need to redefine our attitude to late recopying. The volume engages with important issues, including the nature of textual transmission and recomposition and its relationship to late Old English reader response.
Title:Rewriting Old English in the Twelfth CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:236 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:December 14, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521035139

ISBN - 13:9780521035132


Table of Contents

List of plates; Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction Elaine M. Treharne and Mary Swan; 2. The production and script of manuscripts containing English religious texts in the first half of the twelfth century Elaine M. Treharne; 3. The compilation and use of manuscripts containing Old English in the twelfth century Susan Irvine; 4. 'lfric's Catholic Homilies in the twelfth century Mary Swan; 5. Wulfstan and the twelfth century Jonathan Wilcox; 6. Mnemonic transmission of Old English texts in the post-Conquest period Loredana Teresi; 7. Old English prose saints' lives in the twelfth century: the evidence of the extant manuscripts Joana Proud; 8. Old English prose saints' lives in the twelfth century: the Life of Martin in Bodley 343 Susan Rosser; 9. Scribal habit: the evidence of the Old English Gospels Roy Michael Liuzza; 10. The Old English gloss of the Eadwine Psalter Phillip Pulsiano; 11. The Tremulous Worcester Hand and Gregory's Pastoral Care Wendy Collier; Index of manuscripts; General index.

Editorial Reviews

"Rewriting Old English in the Twelfth Century is an admirably scholarly collection of essays, and it opens up new directions for the study of English literary activity in the twelfth century." JEGP