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The Resource English vernacular minuscule from Æthelred to Cnut c. 990-c. 1035, Peter A. Stokes

English vernacular minuscule from Æthelred to Cnut c. 990-c. 1035, Peter A. Stokes

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English vernacular minuscule from Æthelred to Cnut c. 990-c. 1035
Title
English vernacular minuscule from Æthelred to Cnut c. 990-c. 1035
Statement of responsibility
Peter A. Stokes
Title variation
English vernacular minuscule from Æthelred to Cnut. Circa 990-circa 1035
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A new, distinct script, English vernacular minuscule, emerged in the 990s, used for writing in Old English. It appeared at a time of great political and social upheaval, with Danish incursions and conquest, continuing monastic reform, and an explosion of writing and copying in the vernacular, including the homilies of Alfric and Wulfstan, two different recensions of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, two of the four major surviving manuscripts of Old English poetry (the 'Beowulf' and 'Junius' books), and many original royal and ecclesiastical diplomas, writs and wills. However, although these important manuscripts and documents have been studied extensively, this has tended to be in isolation or small groups, never before as a complete corpus, a gap which this volume aims to rectify. It opens with the historical context, followed by a thorough reexamination of the evidence for dating and localising examples of the script. It them offers a full analysis of the complete corpus of surviving writing in English vernacular minuscule, datable approximately from its inception in the 990s to the death of Cnut in 1035. While solidly grounded in palaeographical methodology, the book introduces more innovative approaches: by examining all of the approximately 500 surviving examples of the script as a whole rather than focusing on selected highlights, it presents a synthesis of the handwriting in order to identify local practices, new scribal connections, and chronological and stylistic developments in this important but surprisingly little-studied script. Peter Stokes is Senior Lecturer at King's College London
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Cataloging source
E7B
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Stokes, Peter A.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Publications of the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies
Series volume
volume 14
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  • English language
  • English language
  • Writing, Minuscule
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Writing, Minuscule
Label
English vernacular minuscule from Æthelred to Cnut c. 990-c. 1035, Peter A. Stokes
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-254), appendix, glossary, and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background -- Attributions of origin -- Scribal change in bookhands and charters : the 'tall and narrow' hands -- Scribal continuity in bookhands and charters : the 'square-influenced' hands -- Glosses and scribbles
Control code
ocn876041770
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 297 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782042402
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt47gt4f
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)876041770
Label
English vernacular minuscule from Æthelred to Cnut c. 990-c. 1035, Peter A. Stokes
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-254), appendix, glossary, and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background -- Attributions of origin -- Scribal change in bookhands and charters : the 'tall and narrow' hands -- Scribal continuity in bookhands and charters : the 'square-influenced' hands -- Glosses and scribbles
Control code
ocn876041770
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 297 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782042402
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt47gt4f
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)876041770

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