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Anglo-Saxon prognostics : an edition and translation of texts from London, British Library, MS Cotton Tiberius A. III

Author: R M Liuzza
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : D.S. Brewer ; Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, N.Y. : Imprint of Boydell & Brewer Ltd., 2011. ©2011
Series: Anglo-Saxon texts, 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Medieval prognostic texts - a survival from the classical world - are the ancestors of modern almanacs; a means of predicting future events, they offer guidance on matters of everyday life, such as illness, childbirth, weather, agriculture, and the interpretation of dreams ... this volume provides the first full critical edition, with a facing-page translation, of a diverse and peculiar group of prognostic guides  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Quelle
Early works
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R M Liuzza
ISBN: 9781843842552 1843842556
OCLC Number: 649804116
Language Note: Translated from the Old English and Latin.
Description: xi, 293 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Prognostics in Anglo-Saxon and related manuscripts ; Types of prognostics in T ; Prognostics as a genre ; Conclusion ; Note on editorial principles --
Anglo-Saxon prognostics : texts and translation.
Series Title: Anglo-Saxon texts, 8.
Responsibility: edited with a translation by R.M. Liuzza.

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Edition and translation of prognostic guides and calendars, intended as an effort to foretell the future.  Read more...

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