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Byrhtferth's Northumbrian chronicle : an edition and translation of the Old English and Latin annals

Author: Byrhtferth; C R Hart; Corpus Christi College (University of Cambridge). Library.
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, 2006.
Series: Early chronicles of England, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Concludes with a bibliography, followed by detailed indexes of personal and place names. This is the second volume in a collection in which the pre-conquest chronicles of England will be presented in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Early works
Facsimiles
History
Sources
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Byrhtferth; C R Hart; Corpus Christi College (University of Cambridge). Library.
ISBN: 0773457518 9780773457515
OCLC Number: 68221562
Language Note: Texts on chronicle in Latin and Old English, with modern English translations; introduction and commentary in modern English.
Notes: Work consists of a section culled from Corpus Christi College (University of Cambridge) Manuscript 139, known as the Historia regum, that the author has identified as the work of Byrhtferth of Ramsey. The editor/translator has selected the title Northumbrian chronicle to refer to this portion of the manuscript. The Northumbrian chronicle is identified as item 7, folios 50v-75r, or item 7 sections 1 to 5, from the larger item 7 folios 50v-129r of Manuscript 139.
Description: cviii, 269 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Anglo-Norman writing at Durham --
Ch. 2. The Northumbrian Chronicle --
a work within a work --
Ch. 3. The style of the Northumbrian Chronicle --
Ch. 4. The content of the Northumbrian Chronicle --
Ch. 5. Patronage and purpose --
Ch. 6. Text --
the Historia Regum and the Historia Post Bedam --
Ch. 7. The Kentish Royal Legend --
Ch. 8. The Northumbrian kings --
Ch. 9. Works attributed to Bede --
Ch. 10. The Northumbrian annals --
Ch. 11. Excerpts from a life of Alfred the Great --
Edition and translation of the Northumbrian Chronicle --
Sect. I. The Kentish Royal Legend --
Sect. II. The Northumbrian kings --
Sect. III. Works attributed to Bede --
Item 1 : the Historia Abbatum --
Item 2 : the poem on Times and seasons --
Item 3 : the verses De Dei Iudii --
Item 4 : excerpts from the Historia Ecclesiastica --
Sect. IV. The Northumbrian annals 732-802 --
Sect. V. The Alfredian annals 849-887.
Series Title: Early chronicles of England, v. 2.
Other Titles: Northumbrian chronicle
Responsibility: edited and translated by Cyril Hart.

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"... advances a fresh view of the development of Latin and vernacular chronicles in the Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman periods." - Professor Simon Keynes, University of Cambridge"

 
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