ISAS Essays in Anglo-Saxon Studies, Vol. 3
Anglo-Saxon England and the Continent
This volume explores some aspects of the relations between Anglo-Saxon England (449 to 1066) and the Continent. They worked both ways. Continental scholars and texts came to England: among the former were Abbo of Fleury and some of King Alfred’s learned helpers; among the latter were the Beowulf story, Genesis B, and a number of medical texts. On the other hand many Englishmen and Englishwomen as well as manuscripts came to the Continent: among the scholars and missionaries were Alcuin, Boniface, and Willibald, and nuns such as Hugeburc and Leoba; among the princesses was Eadgyth, or Edith, the wife of the German king and later emperor Otto I; among the manuscripts was the Codex Amiatinus, the oldest manuscript containing the complete Latin Vulgate Bible. Travels to Italy, especially Rome, were commonplace, and pilgrimages to Jerusalem were also undertaken.
Table of Contents
Helmut Gneuss: Anglo-Saxon Studies: Past, Present, and Future
John Hines: No Place Like Home? The Anglo-Saxon Social Landscape from Within and Without
John D. Niles: On the Danish Origins of the Beowulf Story
Alger N. Doane: The Transmission of Genesis B
Thomas A. Bredehoft: Old Saxon Influence on Old English Verse: Four New Cases
Angelika Lutz: Why is West-Saxon English Different from Old Saxon?
James Palmer: Beyond Frankish Authority? Frisia and Saxony between the Anglo-Saxons and Carolingians
James Roberts: Saint Oswald and Anglo-Saxon Identity in the Chronicon Æthelweardi: The Correspondence of Æthelweard and Abbess Matilda
Rodney Aist: Images of Jerusalem: The Religious Imagination of Willibald of Eichstätt
Barbara Yorke: Rudolf of Fulda’s Vita S. Leobae: Hagiography and Historical Reality
Richard Marsden: Codex Amiatinus in Italy: The Afterlife of an Anglo-Saxon Book
David A. E. Pelteret: Travel between England and Italy in the Early Middle Ages
Lucia Sinisi: From York to Paris: Reinterpreting Alcuin’s Virtual Tour of the Continent
Catherine A. M. Clarke: Panegyric and Reflection in a Poem by Abbo of Fleury to Ramsey Abbey
Nicholas Brooks: Was Cathedral Reform at Christ Church Canterbury in the Early Ninth Century of Continental Inspiration?
Michael Hare: An Anglo-Saxon Wall Painting at St Mary’s Church, Deerhurst, and its Context
Debby Banham: England Joins the Medical Mainstream: New Texts in Eleventh-Century Manuscripts