Anglo-Saxon Exeter Hardback

A Tenth-Century Cultural History

by Patrick W. Conner;

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Anglo-Saxon Exeter

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In his search for an historical context for the famous "Exeter Book of Old English" poetry, Dr Conner's examination of the archaeological and textual records of Exeter have led him to significant new conclusions about the city's tenth century monastic culture. He posits the existence of a large library dating from the time of King Aethelstan, an active scriptorium from at least the mid-century period, and suggests that five other important manuscripts may have originated at Exeter c.950-c.990. A codicological examination of the "Exeter Book" draws fresh conclusions about its composition and its literary context. "Anglo-Saxon Exeter" concludes with six appendices in which many documents important to the early history of the city are edited, including its relic-lists, the records for moving the see from Crediton to Exeter, Leofric's Inventory, a series of legal records which survive on a single leaf of an 8th-century lectionary, and a study of the history of the "Exeter Book" from 1050 to the present. Patrick Conner is Professor in the department of English at West Virginia University.

Anglo-Saxon Exeter by Patrick W. Conner was published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd in August 1993 and is our 51550th best seller. The ISBN for Anglo-Saxon Exeter is 9780851153070.

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Details for Anglo-Saxon Exeter

Page last updated 10th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBoydell & Brewer Ltd (August 1993)
Number of Pages312
Thickness19 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1196749
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