BeschreibungRanks among the best work on the vernacular texts undertaken this century. In its clarity of thought and expression it is a model to emulate.' MEDIUM AEVUM G.P. Cubbin's important introduction accompanying this edition argues for MS Dhaving been created in about 1060 by copying two other Chronicle-manuscripts, thus reducing the number of versions of the Chronicleto three, and simplifying issues of interrelationship. Strong evidence is produced for the work being carriedout in or near Worcester; and another new and unexpected finding is that D itself became the source of other versions of the Chroniclefor the mid-eleventh century. Linguistic analysis considers unusual features of the manuscript and supports the new history presented here.Dr G.P. CUBBINis Lecturer in German at the University of Cambridge.
InhaltsverzeichnisPart 1 The manuscript: history; physical description; text; scribes to 1054; stages of compilation; scribes from 1054; accents; colour; blank annals; lost, missing and duplicated annals. Part 2 Textual relationships: the Alfredian origins; the first continuation; mid-10th century; the period 983-1016; Scribes Three and Four; D as a conflation. Part 3 Place of composition: the northern chronicle; Worcester; summary of entries treated. Part 4 Language: aims and material considered; Scribe One; Scribe Two 793-890; Scribe Two in the early-10th century; Scribe Two in 10th-century northern annals; Scribe Two 983-1016; retentions in Scribe Two; Scribes Three and Four; Scribe Fifteen; Scribe Five; Scribe Eighteen; other scribes. Part 5 Text of MS D.
PressestimmenRanks among the best work on the vernacular texts undertaken this century. In its clarity of thought and expression it is a model to emulate. MEDIUM AEVUM
Untertitel: 'Anglo-Saxon Chronicle'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: BOYDELL & BREWER INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 1996
Seitenanzahl: 286 Seiten