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Anglo-Saxon Exeter: A Tenth-Century Cultural History

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In his search for an historical context for the famous Exeter Book of Old English poetry, Dr Conner's examination of the archaeological and textual records of Exeter have led him to significant new conclusions about the city's tenth century monastic culture. He posits the existence of a large library dating from the time of King AEthelstan, an active scriptorium from at least the mid-century period, and suggests that five other important manuscripts may have originated at Exeter c.950-c.990.A codicological examination of the Exeter Book draws fresh conclusions about its composition and its literary context. Anglo-Saxon Exeterconcludes with six appendices in which many documents important to the early history of the city are edited, including its relic-lists, the records for moving the see from Crediton to Exeter, Leofric's Inventory, a series of legal records which survive on a single leaf of an 8th-century lectionary, and a study of the history of the Exeter Book from 1050 to the present. PATRICK CONNER is Professor in the department of English at West Virginia University.

Some markings to cover, otherwise in excellent condition.

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Author(s):
Patrick W. Conner
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24x16cm
Edition:
1993 First Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0851153070
ISBN-13:
9780851153070
Number of pages:
279
Publisher:
Boydell
Title:
Anglo-Saxon Exeter: A Tenth-Century Cultural History

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In his search for an historical context for the famous Exeter Book of Old English poetry, Dr Conner's examination of the archaeological and textual records of Exeter have led him to significant new conclusions about the city's tenth century monastic culture. He posits the existence of a large library dating from the time of King AEthelstan, an active scriptorium from at least the mid-century period, and suggests that five other important manuscripts may have originated at Exeter c.950-c.990.A codicological examination of the Exeter Book draws fresh conclusions about its composition and its literary context. Anglo-Saxon Exeterconcludes with six appendices in which many documents important to the early history of the city are edited, including its relic-lists, the records for moving the see from Crediton to Exeter, Leofric's Inventory, a series of legal records which survive on a single leaf of an 8th-century lectionary, and a study of the history of the Exeter Book from 1050 to the present. PATRICK CONNER is Professor in the department of English at West Virginia University.

Some markings to cover, otherwise in excellent condition.

Author(s):
Patrick W. Conner
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24x16cm
Edition:
1993 First Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0851153070
ISBN-13:
9780851153070
Number of pages:
279
Publisher:
Boydell
Title:
Anglo-Saxon Exeter: A Tenth-Century Cultural History

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