Traditionally the Reformation has been viewed as responsible for the rupture of the medieval order and the foundation of modern society. Recently historians have challenged the stereotypical model of cataclysm, and demonstrated that the religion of Tudor England was full of both continuities and adaptations of traditional liturgy, ritual and devoti
Author: Peter Clemoes,Michael Lapidge,Simon KeynesPublish On: 1986-04-17
Author: Peter Clemoes,Michael Lapidge,Simon Keynes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Four very different kinds of Anglo-Saxon thinking are clarified in this volume: traditions, learned and oral, about the settlement of the country, study of foreign-language grammar, interest in exotic jewels as reflections of the glory of God, and a mainly rational attitude to medicine. Publication of no less than three discoveries augments our corpus of manuscript evidence. The nature of Old English poetry is illuminated, and a useful summary of the editorial treatment of textual problems in Beowulf is provided. A re-examination of the accounts of the settlement in Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle yields insights into the processes of Anglo-Saxon learned historiography and oral tradition. A thorough-going analysis of an under-studied major work, Bald's Leechbook, demonstrates that the compiler, perhaps in King Alfred's reign, translated selections from a wide range of Latin texts in composing a well-organized treatise directed against the diseases prevalent in his time. The usual comprehensive bibliography of the previous year's publications in all branches of Anglo-Saxon studies rounds off the book.
During the Viking Age, York was the most important centre of Scandinavian power and influence in Britain. This book outlines the history of this exciting period and traces the impact which the Viking settlers made.
This facsicule brings together reports on excavations and observations on the fortress defences of York at various points on the circuit, and in areas adjacent to them in the retentura near the east corner. An important aspect of the discussion sections is a wide-ranging survey of the current evidence for the sequence of construction on the defences and on the plan of the fortress with particular emphasis on its metrology. It is intended that this should establish a framework for future research.