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Thorpe, Benjamin 1782-1870

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Works: 220 works in 899 publications in 6 languages and 6,986 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Poetry  Biography  Charters and articles of incorporation  Sermons  Romances  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Author, Other, Composer, Compiler, Author of introduction, edc
Classifications: PR1580, 829.3
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Most widely held works by Benjamin Thorpe
Beowulf ; together with Widsith ; and The fight at Finnesburg( Book )

5 editions published between 1962 and 1972 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Anglo-Saxon chronicle, according to the several original authorities by Benjamin Thorpe( Book )

68 editions published between 1861 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Thorpe (1781/2-1870) was a scholar of Old English and Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Munich. Through his work, he sought to promote the study of the old vernacular, against the trend of scholarly apathy towards Anglo-Saxon literature. One of his greatest contributions was this two-volume edition, published as part of the Rolls Series in 1861, of the oldest and most important chronological accounts of Anglo-Saxon affairs. Covering the period from Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain to around the accession of Henry II in 1154, this volume brings together seven manuscripts in their entirety, arranged in columns to illustrate variation, and given in the original Old English with notes. As none are the original, the authorship is unknown, although Thorpe argues that several elements indicate the influence of King Alfred (848/9-899) upon the chronicle's compilation. The text provides rich insights into Old English language, dialect and history
The Elder Eddas [sic] of Saemund Sigfusson by Sæmundur fróði( Book )

22 editions published between 1906 and 2012 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A combined edition of the two Eddas, in two popular translations
The homilies of the Anglo-Saxon church. The first part, containing the Sermones catholici, or Homilies of Ælfric by Aelfric( Book )

38 editions published between 1844 and 2011 in English and English, Old and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings of Ælfric of Eynsham (c.950-c.1010) are among the most important to survive from Anglo-Saxon England. He was shaped by tenth-century monastic reform, and his promotion of Old English was highly influential. His earliest known works, the Sermones Catholici (c.990-5), are adaptations of Latin texts rendered in Old English. The homilies draw on the gospels, saints' lives and other doctrinal themes. They were intended to be delivered over two years. This two-volume collection, first published between 1844 and 1846, contains transcriptions of the Old English texts with facing-page translations by Benjamin Thorpe (1781/2-1870). A well-respected scholar with a strong interest in promoting the study of Old English, Thorpe produced an important edition of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle for the Rolls Series (also reissued in this series). Volume 2 of the present work contains the sermons for the second year, focusing on doctrine and church history
Analecta Anglo-Saxonica : a selection, in prose and verse, from Anglo-Saxon authors of various ages, with a glossary : designed chiefly as a first book for students by Benjamin Thorpe( Book )

52 editions published between 1834 and 1868 in English and English, Old and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Anglo-Saxon poems of Beowulf : the scop or gleeman's tale, and the fight at Finnesburg by Benjamin Thorpe( Book )

39 editions published between 1855 and 1982 in English and English, Old and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of England under the Anglo-Saxon kings by J. M Lappenberg( Book )

9 editions published in 1845 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caedmon's metrical paraphrase of parts of the Holy Scriptures : with an English translation, notes, and a verbal index by Caedmon( Book )

13 editions published between 1832 and 1990 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Codex exoniensis. A collection of Anglo-Saxon poetry, from a manuscript in the library of the dean and chapter of Exeter by Benjamin Thorpe( Book )

22 editions published between 1842 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This translation of the Exeter Book contains (on p.286) "The Wanderer", a poem paraphrased by Aragorn as an example of Rohirric verse in The Lord of the Rings (in chapter six of The Two Towers)
The life of Alfred the Great by Reinhold Pauli( Book )

31 editions published between 1853 and 2008 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northern mythology, comprising the principal popular traditions and superstitions of Scandinavia, north Germany, and the Netherlands by Benjamin Thorpe( Book )

15 editions published between 1851 and 1852 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Đa Halgan Godspel on Englisc = The Anglo-Saxon version of the Holy Gospels by Benjamin Thorpe( Book )

17 editions published between 1842 and 1851 in 3 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Anglo-Saxon version of the story of Apolonius of Tyre : upon which is founded the play of Pericles, attributed to Shakespeare from a ms. in the library of C.C.C., Cambridge( Book )

19 editions published between 1834 and 2010 in English and English, Old and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libri Psalmorum versio antiqua Latina, cum paraphrasi Anglo-Saxonica : partim soluta oratione, partim metrice composita by Benjamin Thorpe( Book )

13 editions published in 1835 in 3 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grammar of the Anglo-Saxon tongue, with a praxis by Rasmus Rask( Book )

12 editions published between 1830 and 1930 in English and Multiple languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of England under the Anglo-Saxon kings by J. M Lappenberg( Book )

6 editions published between 1881 and 1894 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yule-tide stories : A collection of scandinavian and north german popular tales and traditions, from the swedish, danish, and german. Edited by Benjamin Thorpe by Benjamin Thorpe( Book )

1 edition published in 1853 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Ancient laws and institutes of England : comprising laws enacted under the Anglo-Saxon kings from Æthelbirht to Cnut, with an English translation of the Saxon; the laws called Edward the Confessor's; the laws of William the Conqueror, and those ascribed to Henry the First; also, Monumenta ecclesiastica anglicana, from the seventh to the tenth century; and the ancient Latin version of the Anglo-Saxon laws. With a compendious glossary, &c
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Benjamin Thorpe Brits historicus (-1870)

Benjamin Thorpe philologue anglais

Thorpe, B. 1782-1870

Thorpe, B. (Benjamin), 1782-1870

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Ancient laws and institutes of England : comprising laws enacted under the Anglo-Saxon kings from Æthelbirht to Cnut, with an English translation of the Saxon; the laws called Edward the Confessor's; the laws of William the Conqueror, and those ascribed to Henry the First; also, Monumenta ecclesiastica anglicana, from the seventh to the tenth century; and the ancient Latin version of the Anglo-Saxon laws. With a compendious glossary, &cThe homilies of the Anglo-Saxon church. The first part, containing the Sermones catholici, or Homilies of ÆlfricCodex exoniensis. A collection of Anglo-Saxon poetry, from a manuscript in the library of the dean and chapter of ExeterThe life of Alfred the Great