The Anglo Saxon Chronicle

The Anglo Saxon Chronicle

56 Manuscript [ C ] was made in the mid - eleventh century and , to judge from the incorporation of local annals , at Abingdon on the ... 62 The Anglo - Saxon Chronicle : A Collaborative Edition , 5 , MSC ( Cambridge , forthcoming ) .

Author: Michael Swanton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415921295

Category: History

Page: 363

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The first continuous national history of any western people in their own language, The Anglo-Saxon Chronicletraces the history of early England from the migration of the Saxon war-lords, through Roman Britain, the onslaught of the Vikings, the Norman Conquest and on through the reign of Stephen (1135-54). The text survives, in whole or in part, in eight separate manuscripts, each reflecting the concerns of the regions and institutions in which they were maintained. These texts have a similar core, but each has considerable local variations and its own intricate textual history. Michael J. Swanton's translation of these histories is the most complete and faithful reading ever published. Extensive notes draw on the latest evidence of paleographers, archaeologists and textual and social historians to place these annals in the context of current knowledge. Fully indexed and complemented by maps and genealogical tables, this edition allows ready access to one of the prime sources of English national culture. The introduction provides all the information a first-time reader could need, cutting an easy route through often complicated matters. Also includes nine maps.
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The Anglo Saxon chronicle MS C

The Anglo Saxon chronicle  MS  C

D. N. Dumville, Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe, Simon Keynes. THE ANGLO - SAXON CHRONICLE A COLLABORATIVE EDITION 5 MS C THE ANGLO - SAXON CHRONICLE A COLLABORATIVE EDITION VOLUME 5. Front Cover.

Author: D. N. Dumville

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 0859914917

Category: History

Page: 150

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This volume presents a semi-diplomatic edition of the text of MS C (London, British Library Cotton, Tiberius B.i). Usually referred to as `the Abingdon Chronicle', it was substantially copied in the mid-eleventh century and continued to be so sporadically thereafter; the supplement to its abrupt ending by a twelfth-century reader suggests that it was still of interest in the period after the Conquest. The C-text is an important source of information for the reign of Edward the Confessor, and it brings a unique political perspective to the ascendency of Godwine and his sons.The traditional association of the text, manuscript or both with the reformed monastery of Abingdon has been an important feature of the current understanding of the interrelationships among the several texts of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. The present edition examines the various arguments for associating the C-text with Abingdon and the difficulties inherent in these arguments. It brings to bear evidence from the palaeography and codicology of the manuscript as well as text historical and linguistic evidence. The introduction to the text considers the different strands composing the C-text, and the close relationships of this text to MSS B, D, and E, and the volume is completed with indices of persons, peoples and places.Professor KATHERINE O'BRIEN O'KEEFFE teaches in the Department of English at the University of Notre Dame.
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Gender Nation and Conquest in the Works of William of Malmesbury

Gender  Nation and Conquest in the Works of William of Malmesbury

G. P. Cubbin (Cambridge, 1996) The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. A Collaborative Edition vol 5 MS C, ed. katherine o'brien o'keefe (Cambridge, 2001) Asser's Life of King Alfred, ed. William henry stevenson (oxford, 1959) Alfred the Great.

Author: Kirsten A. Fenton

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781843834007

Category: History

Page: 163

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A fresh new approach to the works of William of Malmesbury, looking in particular at his presentation of men and women.
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The Anglo Saxon chronicle The Abingdon chronicle A D 956 1066 MS C with reference to BDE

The Anglo Saxon chronicle  The Abingdon chronicle  A D  956 1066  MS  C  with reference to BDE

The segmentation of MS . C : The manuscript evidence The textual problems in MS . C do not yield immediately to a year - by - year analysis of texts ; rather , they are most tractable when considered in groupings of annals , much like ...

Author: Patrick W. Conner

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 0859914666

Category: Anglo-Saxons

Page: 138

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Two further editions bring the number of published volumes of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicleseries to Edition with scholarly introduction, evaluating the relationship of the Abingdon Chronicle to other Chronicle manuscripts.
Categories: Anglo-Saxons

Writing the Welsh borderlands in Anglo Saxon England

Writing the Welsh borderlands in Anglo Saxon England

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: A Collaborative Edition, Volume 4: MS B, ed. Simon Taylor. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 1983. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: A Collaborative Edition, Volume 5: MSC, ed. Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe.

Author: Lindy Brady

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526115751

Category: History

Page: 216

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This is the first study of the Anglo-Welsh border region in the period before the Norman arrival in England, from the fifth to the twelfth centuries. Its conclusions significantly alter our current picture of Anglo/Welsh relations before the Norman Conquest by overturning the longstanding critical belief that relations between these two peoples during this period were predominately contentious. Writing the Welsh borderlands in Anglo-Saxon England demonstrates that the region which would later become the March of Wales was not a military frontier in Anglo-Saxon England, but a distinctively mixed Anglo-Welsh cultural zone which was depicted as a singular place in contemporary Welsh and Anglo-Saxon texts. This study reveals that the region of the Welsh borderlands was much more culturally coherent, and the impact of the Norman Conquest on it much greater, than has been previously realised.
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The Peterborough Version of the Anglo Saxon Chronicle

The Peterborough Version of the Anglo Saxon Chronicle

83–9, where the existing as well as erased annal numbers are marked in the notes accompanying the text of the Acta. Dumville, 'Some Aspects', p. 42. bately, ed., MSA, p. xliii. simon Taylor, ed., The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 4. MS B ...

Author: Malasree Home

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781783270019

Category: History

Page: 184

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An examination of the linguistic and cultural construction of one of the texts of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
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M el Coluim III Canmore

M  el Coluim III   Canmore

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: A Collaborative Edition. Volume 4, MS B (Cambridge, 1983); for MS C, K. O'Brien O'Keefe (ed.), The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: A Collaborative Edition. Volume 5, MS. C (Cambridge, 2001); for MS D, G. P. Cubbin (ed.) ...

Author: Neil McGuigan

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

ISBN: 9781788851442

Category: History

Page: 452

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The legendary Scottish king Máel Coluim III, also known as ‘Malcolm Canmore’, is often held to epitomise Scotland’s ‘ancient Gaelic kings’. But Máel Coluim and his dynasty were in fact newcomers, and their legitimacy and status were far from secure at the beginning of his rule. Máel Coluim’s long reign from 1058 until 1093 coincided with the Norman Conquest of England, a revolutionary event that presented great opportunities and terrible dangers. Although his interventions in post-Conquest England eventually cost him his life, the book argues that they were crucial to his success as both king and dynasty-builder, creating internal stability and facilitating the takeover of Strathclyde and Lothian. As a result, Máel Coluim left to his successors a territory that stretched far to the south of the kingship’s heartland north of the Forth, similar to the Scotland we know today. The book explores the wider political and cultural world in which Máel Coluim lived, guiding the reader through the pitfalls and possibilities offered by the sources that mediate access to that world. Our reliance on so few texts means that the eleventh century poses problems that historians of later eras can avoid. Nevertheless Scotland in Máel Coluim’s time generated unprecedented levels of attention abroad and more vernacular literary output than at any time prior to the Stewart era.
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Wills and Will making in Anglo Saxon England

Wills and Will making in Anglo Saxon England

General Abbreviations ANS ASC ASC C ASC D ASC E ASC F ASE Asser B&T BAR Birch Anglo-Norman Studies. Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (see Note on the References). The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, a Collaborative Edition, vol. 5: MS C, a Semi-Diplomatic ...

Author: Linda Tollerton

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781903153376

Category: History

Page: 327

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A study of the implications and practices of wills and will-making in Anglo-Saxon society, and of the varieties of inheritance strategies and commemorative arrangements adopted.
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The Formation of the English Kingdom in the Tenth Century

The Formation of the English Kingdom in the Tenth Century

MS B: The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: A Collaborative Edition. Volume 4: MS B, ed. S. Taylor (Cambridge, 1983). MS C: The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: A Collaborative Edition. Volume 5: MS C, ed. K. O'B. O'Keeffe (Cambridge, 2001).

Author: George Molyneaux

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192542939

Category: History

Page: 320

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The central argument of The Formation of the English Kingdom in the Tenth Century is that the English kingdom which existed at the time of the Norman Conquest was defined by the geographical parameters of a set of administrative reforms implemented in the mid- to late tenth century, and not by a vision of English unity going back to Alfred the Great (871-899). In the first half of the tenth century, successive members of the Cerdicing dynasty established a loose domination over the other great potentates in Britain. They were celebrated as kings of the whole island, but even in their Wessex heartlands they probably had few means to routinely regulate the conduct of the general populace. Detailed analysis of coins, shires, hundreds, and wapentakes suggests that it was only around the time of Edgar (957/9-975) that the Cerdicing kings developed the relatively standardised administrative apparatus of the so-called 'Anglo-Saxon state'. This substantially increased their ability to impinge upon the lives of ordinary people living between the Channel and the Tees, and served to mark that area off from the rest of the island. The resultant cleft undermined the idea of a pan-British realm, and demarcated the early English kingdom as a distinct and coherent political unit. In this volume, George Molyneaux places the formation of the English kingdom in a European perspective, and challenges the notion that its development was exceptional: the Cerdicings were only one of several ruling dynasties around the fringes of the former Carolingian Empire for which the late ninth, tenth, and eleventh centuries were a time of territorial expansion and consolidation.
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Cnut the Great

Cnut the Great

4: MS. B: A Semi-Diplomatic Edition with Introduction and Indices, ed. S. Taylor, Boydell, Cambridge, 1983 The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: A Collaborative Edition. Vol. 5: MS. C: A Semi-Diplomatic Edition with Introduction and Indices, ed.

Author: Timothy Bolton

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300208337

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

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A seminal biography of the underappreciated eleventh-century Scandinavian warlord-turned-Anglo-Saxon monarch who united the English and Danish crowns to forge a North Sea empire Historian Timothy Bolton offers a fascinating reappraisal of one of the most misunderstood of the Anglo-Saxon kings: Cnut, the powerful Danish warlord who conquered England and created a North Sea empire in the eleventh century. This seminal biography draws from a wealth of written and archaeological sources to provide the most detailed accounting to date of the life and accomplishments of a remarkable figure in European history, a forward-thinking warrior-turned-statesman who created a new Anglo-Danish regime through designed internationalism.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval British Manuscripts

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval British Manuscripts

See Bately, note 30; S. Taylor, ed., The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: A Collaborative Edition 4, MS B (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1983); K. O'Brien O'Keeffe, ed., The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: A Collaborative Edition 5, MS C (Cambridge: D. S. ...

Author: Orietta Da Rold

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107102460

Category: History

Page: 340

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Explains the methods and knowledge required to understand how, why, and for whom manuscripts were made in medieval Britain.
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Capital and Corporal Punishment in Anglo Saxon England

Capital and Corporal Punishment in Anglo Saxon England

Rosenwein ANS ArchJ ASC A ASC B ASC C ASC D ASC E ASC F ASE ASPR Attenborough, Laws BAR Beowulf BL Blackwell Encyclopaedia, ed. ... 5: MS C (Cambridge, 2001) G. P. Cubbin, ed., The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: A Collaborative Edition, vol.

Author: Jay Paul Gates

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781843839187

Category: History

Page: 208

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Essays examining how punishment operated in England, from c.600 to the Norman Conquest.
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Reader s Guide to British History

Reader s Guide to British History

10, The Abingdon Chronicle, A.D. 956–1066 (MS C, with reference to BDE), Cambridge: Brewer, 1996 O'Brien O'Keeffe, Katherine (editor), The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: A Collaborative Edition, vol. 5, MS C: A Semi-Diplomatic Edition with ...

Author: David Loades

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000144369

Category: History

Page: 1760

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The Reader's Guide to British History is the essential source to secondary material on British history. This resource contains over 1,000 A-Z entries on the history of Britain, from ancient and Roman Britain to the present day. Each entry lists 6-12 of the best-known books on the subject, then discusses those works in an essay of 800 to 1,000 words prepared by an expert in the field. The essays provide advice on the range and depth of coverage as well as the emphasis and point of view espoused in each publication.
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Royal Responsibility in Anglo Norman Historical Writing

Royal Responsibility in Anglo Norman Historical Writing

Anglo-Saxon Charters, ed. and trans. A.J. Robertson, 2nd edn (Cambridge, 1956). The Anglo ... The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: A Collaborative Edition. Volume 4: MS B, ed. S. Taylor (Cambridge, 1983). The Anglo-Saxon ... Volume 5: MS C, ed.

Author: Emily A. Winkler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192540423

Category: History

Page: 352

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It has long been established that the crisis of 1066 generated a florescence of historical writing in the first half of the twelfth century. Emily A. Winkler presents a new perspective on previously unqueried matters, investigating how historians' individual motivations and assumptions produced changes in the kind of history written across the Conquest. She argues that responses to the Danish Conquest of 1016 and the Norman Conquest of 1066 changed dramatically within two generations of the latter conquest. Repeated conquest could signal repeated failures and sin across the orders of society, yet early twelfth-century historians in England not only extract English kings and people from a history of failure, but also establish English kingship as a worthy office on a European scale. Royal Responsibility in Anglo-Norman Historical Writing illuminates the consistent historical agendas of four historians: William of Malmesbury, Henry of Huntingdon, John of Worcester, and Geffrei Gaimar. In their narratives of England's eleventh-century history, these twelfth-century historians expanded their approach to historical explanation to include individual responsibility and accountability within a framework of providential history. In this regard, they made substantial departures from their sources. These historians share a view of royal responsibility independent both of their sources (primarily the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle) and of any political agenda that placed English and Norman allegiances in opposition. Although the accounts diverge widely in the interpretation of character, all four are concerned more with the effectiveness of England's kings than with the legitimacy of their origins. Their new, shared view of royal responsibility represents a distinct phenomenon in England's twelfth-century historiography.
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Early Medieval Studies in Memory of Patrick Wormald

Early Medieval Studies in Memory of Patrick Wormald

1986); The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: A Collaborative Edition, 4, MS B, ed. S. Taylor (Cambridge, 1983); The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: A Collaborative Edition, 5, MS C, ed. K. O'Brien O'Keefe (Cambridge, 2001); The AngloSaxon Chronicle: A ...

Author: Stephen Baxter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351942492

Category: History

Page: 602

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Patrick Wormald was a brilliant interpreter of the Early Middle Ages, whose teaching, writings and generous friendship inspired a generation of historians and students of politics, law, language, literature and religion to focus their attention upon the world of the Anglo-Saxons and the Franks. Leading British, American and continental scholars - his colleagues, friends and pupils - here bear witness to his seminal influence by presenting a collection of studies devoted to the key themes that dominated his work: kingship; law and society; ethnic, religious, national and linguistic identities; the power of images, pictorial or poetic, in shaping political and religious institutions. Closely mirroring the interests of their honorand, the collection not only underlines Patrick Wormald's enormous contribution to the field of Anglo-Saxon studies, but graphically demonstrates his belief that early medieval England and Anglo-Saxon law could only be understood against a background of research into contemporary developments in the nearby Welsh, Scottish, Irish and Frankish kingdoms. He would have been well pleased, therefore, that this volume should make such significant advances in our understanding of the world of Bede, of the dynasty of King Alfred, and also of the workings of English law between the seventh and the twelfth century. Moreover he would have been particularly delighted at the rich comparisons and contrasts with Celtic societies offered here and with the series of fundamental reassessments of aspects of Carolingian Francia. Above all these studies present fundamental reinterpretations, not only of published written sources and their underlying manuscript evidence, but also of the development of some of the dominant ideas of that era. In both their scope and the quality of the scholarship, the collection stands as a fitting tribute to the work and life of Patrick Wormald and his lasting contribution to early medieval studies.
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Writing Power in Anglo Saxon England

Writing Power in Anglo Saxon England

the verse is set in place under the opening 'Her' conventional to the Chronicle format, further highlighted in the C 75 The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: A Collaborative Edition: Vol. 5, MS C, ed. Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe (Cambridge, 2001), ...

Author: Catherine A. M. Clarke

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 9781843843191

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 191

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New study of the complexities of how power operates in a number of Anglo-Saxon texts.
Categories: Literary Collections

Living Through Conquest

Living Through Conquest

London, BL Cotton Tiberius C.i is manuscript C (the Abingdon Chronicle ); Tiberius B. iv is manuscript D; and Oxford, ... The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, 5: MS C (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2000). of Cnut into national history.

Author: Elaine Treharne

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191640209

Category: Literary Criticism

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Oxford Textual Perspectives is a new series of informative and provocative studies focused upon literary texts (conceived of in the broadest sense of that term) and the technologies, cultures and communities that produce, inform, and receive them. It provides fresh interpretations of fundamental works and of the vital and challenging issues emerging in English literary studies. By engaging with the materiality of the literary text, its production, and reception history, and frequently testing and exploring the boundaries of the notion of text itself, the volumes in the series question familiar frameworks and provide innovative interpretations of both canonical and less well-known works. Living through Conquest is the first ever investigation of the political clout of English from the reign of Cnut to the earliest decades of the thirteenth century. It focuses on why and how the English language was used by kings and their courts and by leading churchmen and monastic institutions at key moments from 1020 to 1220. English became the language of choice of a usurper king; the language of collective endeavour for preachers and prelates; and the language of resistance and negotiation in the post-Conquest period. Analysing texts that are not widely known, such as Cnut's two Letters to the English of 1020 and 1027, Worcester's Confraternity Agreement, and the Eadwine Psalter, alongside canonical writers like Ælfric and Wulfstan, Elaine Treharne demonstrates the ideological significance of the native vernacular and its social and cultural relevance alongside Latin, and later, French. While many scholars to date have seen the period from 1060 to 1220 as a literary lacuna as far as English is concerned, this book demonstrates unequivocally that the hundreds of vernacular works surviving from this period attest to a lively and rich textual tradition. Living Through Conquest addresses the political concerns of English writers and their constructed audiences, and investigates the agenda of manuscript producers, from those whose books were very much in the vein of earlier English codices to those innovators who employed English precisely to demonstrate its contemporaneity in a multitude of contexts and for a variety of different audiences.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Dying and Death in Later Anglo Saxon England

Dying and Death in Later Anglo Saxon England

Volume 5: MS C (Cambridge, 2001); G. P. Cubbin (ed.), TheAnglo-Saxon Chronicle, A Collaborative Edition, Volume 6: MS D (Cambridge, 1996). 2 F. T. Wainwright, 'Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians', in H. P. R. Finberg (ed.) ...

Author: Victoria Thompson

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843837312

Category: History

Page: 236

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Study of late Anglo-Saxon texts and grave monuments illuminates contemporary attitudes towards dying and the dead.
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Anglo Saxon England Volume 36

Anglo Saxon England  Volume 36

A brief summary of events based on the annals in the Anglo - Saxon Chronicle for this period will suffice to convey an impression ... 19 For the ' main ' account of Æthelred's reign , see The Anglo - Saxon Chronicle , 5 : MS . C , ed .

Author: Malcolm Godden

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521883431

Category: History

Page: 340

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Anglo-Saxon England embraces all the main aspects of study of Anglo-Saxon history and culture.
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Myth Rulership Church and Charters

Myth  Rulership  Church and Charters

1 Charles Plummer, Two of the Saxon Chronicles Parallel (2 vols, Oxford, 1892–99), I, 92, n. 7. The author gratefully acknowledges ... Simon Taylor (Cambridge, 1983); C = The AngloSaxon Chronicle. A Collaborative Edition, 5: MS C, ed.

Author: Andrew Wareham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351916066

Category: History

Page: 286

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For more than forty years Nicholas Brooks has been at the forefront of research into early medieval Britain. In order to honour the achievements of one of the leading figures in Anglo-Saxon studies, this volume brings together essays by an internationally renowned group of scholars on four themes that the honorand has made his own: myths, rulership, church and charters. Myth and rulership are addressed in articles on the early history of Wessex, Æthelflæd of Mercia and the battle of Brunanburh; contributions concerned with charters explore the means for locating those hitherto lost, the use of charters in the study of place-names, their role as instruments of agricultural improvement, and the reasons for the decline in their output immediately after the Norman Conquest. Nicholas Brooks's long-standing interest in the church of Canterbury is reflected in articles on the Kentish minster of Reculver, which became a dependency of the church of Canterbury, on the role of early tenth-century archbishops in developing coronation ritual, and on the presentation of Archbishop Dunstan as a prophet. Other contributions provide case studies of saints' cults with regional and international dimensions, examining a mass for St Birinus and dedications to St Clement, while several contributions take a wider perspective, looking at later interpretations of the Anglo-Saxon past, both in the Anglo-Norman and more modern periods. This stimulating and wide-ranging collection will be welcomed by the many readers who have benefited from Nicholas Brooks's own work, or who have an interest in the Anglo-Saxon past more generally. It is an outstanding contribution to early medieval studies.
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