The Old English Hexateuch
Aspects and Approaches
Edited by Rebecca Barnhouse and Benjamin C Withers
Cotton Claudius B.iv, an illustrated Old English Hexateuch that is among the treasures of the British Library, contains one of the first extended projects of translation of the Bible in a European vernacular. Its over four hundred images make it one of the most extensively illustrated books to survive from the early Middle Ages and preserve evidence of the creativity of the Anglo-Saxon artist and his knowledge of other important early medieval picture cycles. In addition, the manuscript contains the earliest copy of Aelfric's Preface to Genesis, a work that discusses issues of translation and interpretation.
Manuscript Sigla List of Figures Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations Introduction: Aspects and Approaches by Rebecca Barnhouse and Benjamin C. Withers The Preface as Admonition: Aelfric's Preface to Genesis by Melinda J. Menzer Translation by Committee? The Anonymous Text of the Old English Hexateuch by Richard Marsden Shaping the Hexateuch Text for an Anglo-Saxon Audience by Rebecca Barnhouse Assessing the Liturgical Canticles from the Old English Hexateuch by Sarah Larratt Keefer Fragmentary Versions of Genesis in Old English Prose: Context and Function by Mary P. Richards A Program of Illumination in the Old English Illustrated Hexateuch: Visual Typology? by David F. Johnson The Anglo-Saxon Genesis: Text, Illustration, and Audience by Catherine E. Karkov The First Laugh: Laughter in Genesis and the Old English Tradition by Jonathan Wilcox Early Modern Users of Claudius B. iv: Robert Talbot and William L'Isle by Timothy Graham A Sense of Englishness: Claudius B. iv, Colonialism, and the History of Anglo-Saxon Art in the Mid-Twentieth Century by Benjamin C. Withers
Rebecca Barnhouse is a professor at Youngstown State University and has published children's literature in addition to medieval scholarship. Benjamin C. Withers is a professor of art history at the University of Kentucky and the director of university's Honor Program.
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Benjamin C Withers
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- Anglo-Saxon Books and Their Readers - Essays in Celebration of Helmut Gneuss's Handlist of Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts
- Eye and Mind - Collected Essays in Anglo-Saxon and Early Medieval Art by Robert Deshman
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- The Recovery of Old English - Anglo-Saxon Studies in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
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