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Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts

Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts: A Bibliographical Handlist of Manuscripts Written or Owned in England up to 1100

Copyright Date: 2014
Pages: 960
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    Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts
    Book Description:

    Anglo-Saxon Manuscriptsis the first publication to list every surviving manuscript or manuscript fragment written in Anglo-Saxon England between the seventh and the eleventh centuries or imported into the country during that time. Each of the 1,291 entries in Helmut Gneuss and Michael Lapidge'sBibliographicalHandlistnot only details the origins, contents, current location, script, and decoration of the manuscript, but also provides bibliographic entries that list facsimiles, editions, linguistic analyses, and general studies relevant to that manuscript. A general bibliography, designed to provide full details of author-date references cited in the individual entries, includes more than 4,000 items.

    Compiled by two of the field's greatest living scholars, the Gneuss-LapidgeBibliographical Handliststands to become the most important single-volume research tool to appear in the field since Greenfield and Robinson'sBibliography of Publications on Old English Literature. Their achievement in the present book will endure for many decades and serve as a catalyst for new research across several disciplines.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-1628-8
    Subjects: Language & Literature, History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. Preface
    (pp. ix-xii)
    HG and ML
  4. Abbreviations
    (pp. xiii-2)
  5. Introduction
    (pp. 3-12)

    In the work which follows, the serial numbers from the ‘Preliminary List’ (1981) and theHandlist of Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts(2001) have been retained. Inevitably many new manuscript fragments have come to light since 2001, and these have been intercalated where appropriate (using decimal points) into the alphabetical sequence of libraries in the two original numbered series (Libraries in the British Isles = I, Libraries outside the British Isles = II). In cases in which cities have been renamed (such as Leningrad, renamed St Petersburg in 1991), the manuscripts have retained their original position in the sequence in order to avoid...

  6. I Libraries in the British Isles (nos. 1–774.1)
    (pp. 13-554)
  7. II Libraries outside the British Isles (nos. 774. 3–947)
    (pp. 555-690)
  8. III Untraced Manuscripts
    (pp. 691-692)
  9. Bibliography
    (pp. 693-886)
  10. Index of authors and texts
    (pp. 887-938)
  11. Back Matter
    (pp. 939-940)