A Companion to Ælfric (Brill's Companions to the Christian by Hugh Magennis, Mary Swan

By Hugh Magennis, Mary Swan

This assortment presents a brand new, authoritative and tough examine of the existence and works of AElfric of Eynsham, crucial vernacular spiritual author within the heritage of Anglo-Saxon England. The members contain just about all of the major AElfric students operating this day and a few very important more recent voices. all the chapters is a state of the art piece of labor which addresses one element of AElfric's works or profession. The chapters are organised topically, instead of via chronology, style or biography, and among them hide the whole AElfrician corpus and the foremost contextual concerns; attention of AElfric's Latin writings is thoroughly built-in with that of his previous English works. AElfric experiences are at present a valuable portion of Anglo-Saxon reports, yet whereas so far there was loads of exact paintings on a few features of AElfric, this assortment presents the 1st review. members: Hugh Magennis, Joyce Hill, Christopher A. Jones, Mechthild Gretsch, M. R. Godden, Catherine Cubitt, Thomas N. corridor, Robert okay. Upchurch, Mary Swan, Clare A. Lees, Gabriella Corona, Kathleen Davis, Jonathan Wilcox, Aaron J Kleist and Elaine Treharne.

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476; Frantzen also discusses Henry Sweet’s grumbles about the influence of German scholarship in England, Frantzen, ‘By the Numbers’, pp. 476–7; see also, giving more detail, Frantzen, Desire for Origins, pp. 71–4. On German scholarship, see Sauer, ‘Anglo-Saxon Studies in the Nineteenth Century: Germany, Austria, Switzerland’ (for Ælfric, see p. 462); Frantzen, Desire for Origins, pp. 62–71. 33 See Petheram, An Historical Sketch, pp. 141–2; J. R. Hall, ‘Anglo-Saxon Studies in the Nineteenth Century: England, Denmark, America’, p.

61 See Reinsma, Ælfric, pp. 50–1. 62 ‘Abbot Ælfric’s Rhythmic Prose’, p. 355. 63 Förster, Über die Quellen von Ælfric’s Homiliae Catholicae. I. Legenden; ‘Über die Quellen von Ælfric’s exegetischen Homiliae Catholicae’. 64 Ott, Über die Quellen der Heiligenleben in Ælfrics Lives of Saints I; Gerould, ‘Ælfric’s Lives of St Martin of Tours’; Loomis, ‘Further Sources of Ælfric’s Saints’ Lives’. 58 ælfric scholarship 21 particular Latin lives, including ones by Jerome, Gregory and Bede, and also many by anonymous authors.

As suggested in the opening part of this chapter, directions for future scholarship will be influenced not only by the developing research agenda itself (and the availability of good editions of some remaining texts) but also by other factors. 124 Another important external factor in the current academic climate is the larger research environment, with its prioritizing of collaboration and of large-scale funded projects. html. 122 Note, for example, Clayton’s recent ‘Edition of Ælfric’s Letter to Brother Edward’, a short text that, as Clayton puts it, ‘offers a fascinating insight into the views of an English person around the last millennium’ (p.

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