The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

Author: Michael Swanton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415921299

Category: History

Page: 363

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The first continuous national history of any western people in their own language, The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle traces 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. Michael Swanton's translation 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 F

Author: Peter S. Baker

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780859914901

Category: History

Page: 272

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Eighth volume in the collaborative edition - early 12C Canterbury manuscript. The introduction details other work by the same hand and his role in re-shaping Anglo-Saxon history.
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Reading the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

Language, Literature, History

Author: Alice Jorgensen

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN: 9782503523941

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 4539

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is among the earliest vernacular chronicles of Western Europe and remains an essential source for scholars of Anglo-Saxon and Norman England. With the publication in 2004 of a new edition of the Peterborough text, all six major manuscript versions of the Chronicle are now available in the Collaborative Edition. Reading the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle therefore presents a timely reassessment of current scholarly thinking on this most complex and most foundational of documents. This volume of collected essays examines the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle through four main aspects: the production of the text, its language, the literary character of the work, and the Chronicle as historical writing. The individual studies not only exemplify the different scholarly approaches to the Chronicle but they also cover the full chronological range of the text(s), as well as offering new contributions to well-established debates and exploring fresh avenues of research. The interdisciplinary and wide-ranging nature of the scholarship behind the volume allows Reading the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle to convey the immense complexity and variety of the Chronicle, a document that survives in multiple versions and was written in multiple places, times, and political contexts.
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The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Illustrated and Annotated

Author: Bob Carruthers

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473838339

Category: History

Page: 372

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The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is one of the most important sets of historical documents concerning the history of the British Isles. Without these vital accounts we would have virtually no knowledge of some of the key events in the history of these islands during the dark ages and it would be impossible to write the history of the English from the Romans to the Norman Conquest. The history it tells is not only that witnessed by its compilers, but also that recorded by earlier annalists, whose work is in many cases preserved nowhere else. At present there are nine known versions or fragments of the original 'Anglo-Saxon Chronicle' in existence. All of the extant versions vary (sometimes greatly) in content and quality, and crucially all of the surviving manuscripts are copies, so it is not known for certain where or when the first version of the Chronicle was composed. The translation that has been used for this edition is not a translation of any one Chronicle; rather, it is a conflation of readings from many different versions containing primarily the translation of Rev. James Ingram from 1828. The footnotes are all those of Rev. Ingram and are supplied for the sake of completeness. This edition also includes the complete Parker Manuscript. The book is illustrated throughout with paintings and engravings.
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The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles

Author: Anne Savage

Publisher: Gramercy Books

ISBN: 9780517140796

Category: Great Britain

Page: 288

View: 517

Chronicles life in England from the Roman invasion through the middle of the twelfth century.
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The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

Texts and Textual Relationships

Author: Janet Bately

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anglo-Saxon chronicle

Page: 98

View: 4898

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The Anglo-Saxon chronicle

a collaborative edition

Author: D. N. Dumville,G. P. Cubbin

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780859914673

Category: History

Page: 123

View: 6391

New evidence for the relationship between the manuscripts of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
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Textual Histories

Readings in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

Author: Thomas A. Bredehoft

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802048509

Category: History

Page: 229

View: 8377

What modern scholars have been too willing to dismiss as a scattershot collection of unrelated annals, is, Bredehoft argues, a tool created to forge, through linking literature and history, a patriotic Anglo Saxon national identity.
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The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

Author: King Alfred the Great

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545043110

Category:

Page: 216

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The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is a collection of annals in Old English chronicling the history of the Anglo-Saxons. The original manuscript of the Chronicle was created late in the 9th century, probably in Wessex, during the reign of Alfred the Great. Multiple copies were made of that one original and then distributed to monasteries across England, where they were independently updated. In one case, the Chronicle was still being actively updated in 1154. Originally compiled on the orders of King Alfred the Great, approximately A.D. 890, and subsequently maintained and added to by generations of anonymous scribes until the middle of the 12th Century. The original language is Anglo-Saxon (Old English), but later entries are essentially Middle English in tone.
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The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

Author: Anon.

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447496027

Category: History

Page: 344

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The documents referred to under this title are not one single continuous work, but were written independently in various English monasteries. Taken as a whole these manuscripts form the oldest and most complete annals in any European vernacular tongue: only the Russian and the Irish chronicles can compare with them for antiquity. The difficulty in publishing them in compact form has always been to show the differences in the way they deal with events without repeating a large amount of matter common to all or most of the manuscripts. The nearest practicable solution was that devised by Earle and Plummer in their edition of the original texts entitled Two of the Saxon Chronicles, published by the Oxford University Press, who have kindly given permission for the arrangement of the texts in their edition (consisting mainly of the Parker and Laud MSS. Of Winchester and Peterborough, two versions of the Abingdon Chronicle and extracts from the Chronicles of Worcester and Canterbury) to be used as the basis for this new translation, which is the only version in modern English available to the student and general reader, covering the whole period A.D 450 - 1150. The fifty pages of editorial introduction contain, with the notes, much matter which is the fruit of original research and an important contribution to knowledge in this field not hitherto published, even in journals.
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The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles

Author: Michael Swanton

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9781842120033

Category: Civilization, Medieval

Page: 364

View: 7334

The most important written work in English before the Norman Conquest, newly translated. Made up of annals written in the monasteries of Winchester, Canterbury, Peterborough, Abingdon, and Worcester, The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle marks the beginning of the unmannered simplicity of English prose. Immediately striking are the accounts of the Danish invasions and the unhappiness of Stephen's reign, together with the lyrical poem on the Battle of Brunanburh. Ranging from the start of the Christian era to 1154, the uniqueness of the chronicle as an historical and literary document makes it of compelling interest throughout. The historical, linguistic and literary importance of The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is without parallel.
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The Anglo-Saxon World

An Anthology

Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192835475

Category: History

Page: 308

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Beowulf, The Battle of Maldon, The Dream of the Rood, The Wanderer, and The Seafarer are among the greatest surviving Anglo-Saxon poems. They, and many other treasures, are included in The Anglo-Saxon World: chronicles, laws and letters, charters and charms, and above all superb poems. Here is a word picture of a people who came to these islands as pagans and yet within two hundred years had become Christians, to such effect that England was the centre of missionary endeavour and, fora time, the heart of European civilization. Kevin Crossley-Holland places poems and prose in context with his skilful interpretation of the Anglo-Saxon world; his translations have been widely acclaimed, and of Beowulf the poet Charles Causley has written, 'the poem has at last found its translator'.
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The Peterborough Version of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

Rewriting Post-Conquest History

Author: Malasree Home

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1783270012

Category: History

Page: 184

View: 2623

An examination of the linguistic and cultural construction of one of the texts of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
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The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles

Author: Anne Savage

Publisher: Quadrillion Pub

ISBN: 9781858334783

Category: Great Britain

Page: 288

View: 3451

On back cover : Authentic stories of the past, from the time of the Roman occupation to the coronation of Henry II, are presented here in the Anglo Saxon Chronicles. A thousand dramatic years of history come to lief in this collection of ancient texts, offering a fresh look at England's remarkable and often bloddy heritage.
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The Anglo-Saxon chronicle: MS B

Author: Simon Taylor

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9780859911047

Category: History

Page: 188

View: 3135

A semi-diplomatic edition of BL MS Cotton Tiberius A vi, probably written in 977-8, probably at Abingdon. It is the first complete and separate publication of B Version of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, B being the primary witness to a 10th-century recension of the Chronicle, and an authority of greater textual importance than MS A for the period from 924. `One may recommend this book as a happy illustration of how much useful and interesting information a diligent editor may prize from an apparently unpromising source — The general editors have clearly given much thought to the system of textual and editorial conventions, which are in every case clear and readily intelligible'PERITIA.
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The Anglo-Saxon chronicle: MS B

Author: Simon Taylor

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9780859911047

Category: History

Page: 188

View: 7144

A semi-diplomatic edition of BL MS Cotton Tiberius A vi, probably written in 977-8, probably at Abingdon. It is the first complete and separate publication of B Version of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, B being the primary witness to a 10th-century recension of the Chronicle, and an authority of greater textual importance than MS A for the period from 924. `One may recommend this book as a happy illustration of how much useful and interesting information a diligent editor may prize from an apparently unpromising source — The general editors have clearly given much thought to the system of textual and editorial conventions, which are in every case clear and readily intelligible'PERITIA.
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The Anglo-Saxon chronicle: MS B

Author: Simon Taylor

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9780859911047

Category: History

Page: 188

View: 3916

A semi-diplomatic edition of BL MS Cotton Tiberius A vi, probably written in 977-8, probably at Abingdon. It is the first complete and separate publication of B Version of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, B being the primary witness to a 10th-century recension of the Chronicle, and an authority of greater textual importance than MS A for the period from 924. `One may recommend this book as a happy illustration of how much useful and interesting information a diligent editor may prize from an apparently unpromising source — The general editors have clearly given much thought to the system of textual and editorial conventions, which are in every case clear and readily intelligible'PERITIA.
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