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By Hugh Magennis, Mary Swan

This assortment presents a brand new, authoritative and hard examine of the lifestyles and works of AElfric of Eynsham, an important vernacular non secular author within the background of Anglo-Saxon England. The participants contain just about all of the main AElfric students operating at the present time and a few vital more moderen voices. all the chapters is a state of the art piece of labor which addresses one element of AElfric's works or profession. The chapters are organised topically, instead of by way of chronology, style or biography, and among them conceal the total AElfrician corpus and the most important contextual concerns; attention of AElfric's Latin writings is thoroughly built-in with that of his previous English works. AElfric reviews are presently a primary section of Anglo-Saxon reports, yet whereas so far there was loads of specific paintings on a few points of AElfric, this assortment presents the 1st review. members: Hugh Magennis, Joyce Hill, Christopher A. Jones, Mechthild Gretsch, M. R. Godden, Catherine Cubitt, Thomas N. corridor, Robert okay. Upchurch, Mary Swan, Clare A. Lees, Gabriella Corona, Kathleen Davis, Jonathan Wilcox, Aaron J Kleist and Elaine Treharne.

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Lfric’s literary approach and writerly aims have received much attention in recent decades. The question of the intended use and audience of his works has been and continues to be explored, and 102 Porter, ed. , Excerptiones de Prisciano, pp. 23–33, Lapidge, The Cult of St Swithun, p. 554. 103 Lapidge and Winterbottom, ed. , Wulfstan of Winchester: The Life of St Æthelwold, pp. 70–80 (Ælfric’s version not translated); Jones, ed. , Ælfric’s Letter to the Monks of Eynsham; Wilcox, ed. , Ælfric’s Prefaces.

63 Förster, Über die Quellen von Ælfric’s Homiliae Catholicae. I. Legenden; ‘Über die Quellen von Ælfric’s exegetischen Homiliae Catholicae’. 64 Ott, Über die Quellen der Heiligenleben in Ælfrics Lives of Saints I; Gerould, ‘Ælfric’s Lives of St Martin of Tours’; Loomis, ‘Further Sources of Ælfric’s Saints’ Lives’. 58 ælfric scholarship 21 particular Latin lives, including ones by Jerome, Gregory and Bede, and also many by anonymous authors. The Twentieth-Century Heritage In many essential respects Ælfric studies for much of the twentieth century followed the lead provided by the philological scholars of the previous period, though greatly refining their findings and producing a deeper and broader understanding of Ælfric and his writings.

Dissertation (that was never published),81 identified a ninth-century continental collection conventionally referred to as the Cotton-Corpus Legendary as the major source for the saints’ lives. 82 As explained below, source study remains central to work on Ælfric, building on the breakthrough researches of Smetana and Zettel. A literary question that much preoccupied scholars in the twentieth century concerned the nature of Ælfric’s alliterative/rhythmical style. Gerould’s theory about the influence of Latin prose (see above, p.

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