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Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1 MS F - Facsimile Edition

by David Dumville

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1 MS F - Facsimile Edition Synopsis

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, MS F [London, British Library, Cotton Domitian A.viii, folios 30-70] is unique in presenting a sustainedly bilingual [Latin and Old English] text. Palaeographicalevidence dates the manuscript to caAD1100; from its script it is clear that it was written at Canterbury. It is a witness - in language and script - to the impact of the Norman regime on the ecclesiastical culture of England and particularly its most important church. The evidence which it provides for the history of the Kentish dialect attests at the same time to the breakdown at Canterbury of the late West Saxon literary standard. In view of its importance in various contexts, the publisher and general editors now issue, as a supplementary volume to the collaborative edition, a complete facsimile of this interesting book as a preliminary to a new edition in the series, with an introduction outlining the problems posed by the manuscript. Professor DAVID DUMVILLE is Professor of History and Palaeography at the University of Aberdeen.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1 MS F - Facsimile Edition Press Reviews

This volume will be indispensable to those studying the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and its various forms in detail... A useful volume, and will continue to be so after the publication of an edition of the F-text. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW

Book Information

ISBN: 9780859911252
Publication date: 1st October 1995
Author: David Dumville
Publisher: D.S. Brewer an imprint of Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 110 pages
Categories: Literary essays, Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, Literary studies: classical, early & medieval, Illustration, Historiography,

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