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Working with Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts (Uep - Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies)

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Working with Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts is a highly readable and well-illustrated guide to manuscript study for students and fledgling researchers in Anglo-Saxon history and literature.Bringing together invaluable advice and information from a group of eminent scholars, it aims to develop in the reader an informed and realistic approach to the mechanisms for accessing and handling manuscripts in what may be limited time. In addition to an exploration of the various manuscript resources available in libraries and their research potential, the book appraises recent developments in electronic resources, making it a beneficial aid for teachers as well as individual researchers working away from the location of manuscripts.The book includes a clear and comprehensive guide to palaeography and codicology. Chapters on Old English prose, Old English poetry and Anglo-Latin texts introduce readers to the whole range of written material extant in Anglo-Saxon manuscripts. Manuscript art is uniquely presented in the

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This straightforward, well-illustrated guide to manuscript study for students and researchers in Anglo-Saxon history and literature brings together invaluable advice on accessing and handling historical manuscripts from a group of acclaimed scholars and historians. Aimed at developing an informed and realistic approach to exploring these manuscripts under time constraints, Working with Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts explores the various resources available in libraries; recent developments in electronic and archival databases; and the use of manuscript art, glosses, and marginalia. Geared to both instructors and individual researchers, as well as those working in close contact with or away from the location of these manuscripts, this volume is an authoritative reference source for all aspects of manuscript history.

About the Author

Gale R. Owen-Crocker is professor of Anglo-Saxon culture at the University of Manchester.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
 
Introduction
   Gale R. Owen-Crocker
 
1  Handling Anglo-Saxon manuscripts
     Gale R. Owen-Crocker and Maria Cesario
 
2  The construction and writing of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts
     Alexander R. Rumble
 
3  Manuscript sources of Old English prose
     Donald Scragg
 
4 Manuscript sources of Old English poetry
     Elaine Treharne
 
5  A survey of Latin manuscripts
     Gernot R. Wieland
 
6  Glosses and notes in Anglo-Saxon manuscripts
     Timothy Graham
 
7  Manuscript art
     Catherine E. Karkov
 
8  From manuscript to computer
     Stuart D. Lee and Daniel Paul O'Donnell
 
Further reading
Glossary
Index of manuscripts
General index
List of contributors 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780859898416
Author:
Owen-crocker, Gale R.
Publisher:
University of Exeter Press
Editor:
Owen-Crocker, Gale R.
Author:
Owen-Crocker, Gale R.
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
University of Exeter Press - Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
70 color plates, 50 halftones
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
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This straightforward, well-illustrated guide to manuscript study for students and researchers in Anglo-Saxon history and literature brings together invaluable advice on accessing and handling historical manuscripts from a group of acclaimed scholars and historians. Aimed at developing an informed and realistic approach to exploring these manuscripts under time constraints, Working with Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts explores the various resources available in libraries; recent developments in electronic and archival databases; and the use of manuscript art, glosses, and marginalia. Geared to both instructors and individual researchers, as well as those working in close contact with or away from the location of these manuscripts, this volume is an authoritative reference source for all aspects of manuscript history.

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