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The Preservation and Transmission of Anglo-Saxon Culture
Selected Papers from the 1991 Meeting of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists

Edited by Joel T. Rosenthal and Paul E. Szarmach

The Preservation and Transmission of Anglo-Saxon Culture

This collection represents most of the papers delivered on the conference theme of the Fifth Meeting (1991) of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists, which was the first ISAS meeting in the United States: how the subject of Anglo-Saxon Studies is conducted in the United States. After an introduction by the dean of Anglo-Saxon Studies in America, Fred C. Robinson, the seventeen papers discuss Historiography, Medieval Reception of Anglo-Saxon England, Art and Archaeology, Literary Approaches, and Manuscript Studies. There is an index of the whole, manuscript citations included.

Preface by Paul E. Szarmach and Joel T. Rosenthal Introduction: Transmitting What Is Preserved: How Are We Doing? by Fred C. RobinsonHistoriography Henry Adams and the Anglo-Saxons by Robin Fleming Nineteenth-Century America and the Study of the Anglo-Saxon Language: An Introduction by J. R. Hall My Professor of Anglo-Saxon Was Frederick Klaeber: Minnesota and Beyond by Helen Damico Writ in Ancient Character and of No Further Use: Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts in American Collections by William P. StonemanMedieval Reception of Anglo-Saxon England The Franks and the English in the Ninth Century Reconsidered by Janet L. Nelson The Preservation and Transmission of Northumbrian Culture on the Continent: Alcuin's Debt to Bede by George H. Brown The Preservation of Anglo-Saxon Culture after 1066: Glastonbury, Wales, and the Normans by David A. E. Pelteret The Influence of Anglo-Saxon Genesis Iconography on Later English Medieval Manuscript Art by Herbert R. BroderickPresent State and Future Directions: Art and Archaeology Anglo-Saxon Art: So What's New? by Robert Deshman Not Why But How: The Contribution of Archaeological Evidence to the Understanding of Anglo-Saxon England by Rosemary CrampLiterary Approaches Ceteris Imparibus: Orality/Literacy and the Establishment of Anglo-Saxon Literate Culture by Ursula Schaefer Subjectivity/Orality: How Relevant Are Modern Literary Theories to the Study of Old English Poetry? What Light Can the Study of Old English Poetry Cast on Modern Literary Theory? by Rosemary HuismanManuscript Studies Variant Texts of An Old English Homily: Vercelli X and Stylistic Readers by Jonathan Wilcox The Hatton MS of the West Saxon Gospels: The Preservation and Transmission of Old English by Andreas Fischer Franciscus Junius and the Versification of Judith Francisci Junii in memoriam: 1591-1991 by Peter J. Lucas The Preservation and Transmission of Aelfric's Saints' Lives: Reader-Reception and Reader-Response in the Early Middle Ages by Joyce Hill Aelfric's De Initio Creaturae and London, BL Cotton Vespasian A.xxii: Omission, Addition, Retention, and Innovation by Robert McColl Millar and Alex Nicholls

Paul E. Szarmach is professor emeritus of English and medieval studies at Western Michigan University and was Executive Director of the Medieval Academy of America from 2006-11. Joel T. Rosenthal is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at State University New York, Stony Brook. He has published widely on women, family, and social history in the late medieval period.

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 508 pages

BIC Code:
  HIS016000, HIS037010
 Medieval Institute Publications


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