R. Stephenson et E. V. Thornbury (éd.), Latinity and Identity in Anglo-Saxon Literature

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Rebecca Stephenson et Emily V. Thornbury (éd.), Latinity and Identity in Anglo-Saxon Literature, Toronto, 2016.

Éditeur : University of Toronto Press
Collection : Toronto Anglo-Saxon Series
264 pages
ISBN : 9781442637580
$ 65.00

For the Anglo-Saxons, Latin was a language of choice that revealed a multitude of beliefs and desires about themselves as subjects, believers, scholars, and artists. In this groundbreaking collection, ten leading scholars explore the intersections between identity and Latin language and literature in Anglo-Saxon England. Ranging from the works of the Venerable Bede and St Boniface in the eighth century to Osbern's account of eleventh-century Canterbury, Latinity and Identity in Anglo-Saxon Literature offers new insights into the Anglo-Saxons' ideas about literary form, monasticism, language, and national identity.
Latin prose, poetry, and musical styles are reconsidered, as is the relationship between Latin and Old English. Monastic identity, intertwined as it was with the learning of Latin and reformation of the self, is also an important theme. By offering fresh perspectives on texts both famous and neglected, Latinity and Identity will transform readers' views of Anglo-Latin literature.


Contents
1. Introduction

2. Boniface's Epistolary Prose Style: The Letters to the English
Michael Herren, York University

3. Interpretatio Monastica: Biblical Commentary and the Forging of Monastic Identity in the Early Middle Ages
Scott DeGregorio, University of Michigan, Dearborn

4. Æthilwulf poeta
Emily Thornbury, University of California, Berkeley

5. The Old English Martyrology and Anglo-Saxon Glosses
Christine Rauer, University of St. Andrews

6. Sequences and Intellectual Identity at Winchester
Jonathan Davis-Secord, University of New Mexico

7. Saint Who? Building Monastic Identity through Computistical Inquiry in Byrhtferth's Vita S. Ecgwini
Rebecca Stephenson, University of Louisiana, Monroe

8. Hebrew Words and English Identity in Educational Texts of Ælfric and Byrhtferth
Damian Fleming, Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne

9. Oswald's uersus retrogradi: A Forerunner of Post-Conquest Trends in Hexameter Composition
Leslie Lockett, The Ohio State University

10. German Imperial Bishops and Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture on the Eve of the Conquest: The Cambridge Songs and Leofric's Exeter Book
Elizabeth M. Tyler, University of York

11. Writing Community: Osbern and the Negotiations of Identity in the Miracula S. Dunstani
Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe, University of California, Berkeley

 

 

Source : University of Toronto Press