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A companion to Ælfric

Author: Hugh Magennis; Mary Swan
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
Series: Brill's companions to the Christian tradition, v. 18.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection provides a new, authoritative and challenging study of the life and works of Aelfric of Eynsham, the most important vernacular religious writer in the history of Anglo-Saxon England.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Aelfric, Abbot of Eynsham.; Aelfric, Abbot of Eynsham.; Aelfric; Aelfric (Grammaticus)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Magennis; Mary Swan
ISBN: 9789004176812 9004176810
OCLC Number: 317574112
Description: xv, 466 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ælfric scholarship / Hugh Magennis --
Ælfric: his life and works / Joyce Hill --
Ælfric and the limits of 'Benedictine reform' / Christopher A. Jones --
Ælfric, language and Winchester / Mechthild Gretsch --
Ælfric and the Alfredian precedents / Malcolm R. Godden --
Ælfric's lay patrons / Catherine Cubitt --
Ælfric as pedagogue / Thomas N. Hall --
Catechetic homiletics: Ælfric's preaching and teaching during Lent / Robert K. Upchurch --
Identity and ideology in Ælfric's prefaces / Mary Swan --
In Ælfric's words: conversion, vigilance and the nation in Ælfric's Life of Gregory the Great / Clare A. Lees --
Ælfric's schemes and tropes: Amplificatio and the portrayal of persecutors / Gabriella Corona --
Boredom, brevity and last things: Ælfric's style and the politics of time / Kathleen Davis --
The use of Ælfric's homilies: MSS Oxford, Bodleian Library, Junius 85 and 86 in the field / Jonathan Wilcox --
Assembling Ælfric: reconstructing the rationale behind eleventh- and twelfth-century compilations / Aaron J [sic] Kleist --
Making their presence felt: readers of Ælfric, c. 1050-1350 / Elaine Treharne.
Series Title: Brill's companions to the Christian tradition, v. 18.
Responsibility: edited by Hugh Magennis and Mary Swan.

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