Early Medieval English Texts and Interpretations: Studies Presented to Donald G. Scragg
Donald G. Scragg, Professor of Anglo-Saxon Studies at the University of Manchester and Director of the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies, is renowned as one of the world's leading scholars in the field of Old English Literature and Language. It is the aim of this collection of essays by senior colleagues to honor him for his work and dedication to Anglo-Saxon Studies. In addition to honoring Professor Scragg, the volume provides an inter-disciplinary view of the production, dissemination, and use of written texts in England before the Conquest, and in the centuries following it. It will be an invaluable contribution to the current scholarly debate in this area of early medieval culture. These original essays include work on the sources and dissemination of prose and verse texts, on palaeography, lexicography and semantics, the editing of manuscripts, and post-Conquest use of Old English texts. It will be essential reading for scholars and advanced students in the fields of Old English and early medieval literature and language, history, palaeography, and reception studies, and for general readers interested in texts of the pre- and post-Conquest periods.