Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, c2002.
Book — xiv, 297 p. : map ; 24 cm.
The laws of Aethelbert of Kent (ca. 600), Hlohere and Eadric (685x686), and Wihtred (695), are the earliest laws from Anglo-Saxon England, and the first Germanic laws written in the vernacular. They are of unique importance as the only extant early medieval English laws that delineate the progress of law and legal language in the early days of the conversion to Christianity. Aethelbert's laws, the closest existing equivalent to Germanic law as it was transmitted in a pre-literate period, contrast with Hlohere and Eadric's expanded laws, which concentrate on legal procedure and process, and again contrast with the further changed laws of Wihtred which demonstrate how the new religion of Christianity adapted and changed the law to conform to changing social mores. This volume updates previous works with current scholarship in the fields of linguistics and social and legal history to present new editions and translations of these three Kentish pre-Alfredian laws. Each body of law is situated within its historical, literary, and legal context, annotated, and provided with facing-page translation. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — cxxxix, 194 p. : maps, facsims., geneal. tables ; 24 cm.
This volume is an in-depth edition, translation and commentary on the chronicle formerly known as "The Annals of St Neots", whose author is now identified by Dr. Hart as Byrhtferth, the schoolmaster of Ramsey Abbey in the late tenth century. The work covers a wide range of early English, Carolingian and Norman history, with repercussions on our interpretation of many original sources of the period. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — cviii, 269 p. : ill., facsims., geneal. table, maps ; 24 cm.
Part I - Genesis and Attribution--
1. Anglo-Normal Writing at Durham--
2. The Northumbrian Chronicle - a Work within a Work--
3. The Style of the Northumbrian Chronicle--
4. The Content of the Northumbrian Chronicle--
5. Patronage and Purpose--
6. Texts - The Historia Regum and the Historia Post Bedam-- Sources and their Management--
7. The Kentish Royal Legend--
8. The Northumbrian Kings--
9. Works Attributed to Bede--
10. The Northumbrian Annals--
11. Excerpts from a Life of Alfred the Great-- Part II - Edition and Translation--
Section I The Kentish Royal Legend--
Section II The Northumbrian Kings--
Section III Works Attributed to Bede-- Item
1 The Historia Abbatum-- Item
2 The Poem on Times and Seasons-- Item
3 The Verses De Dei Iudii-- Item
4 Excerpts from the Historia Ecclesiastica--
Section IV The Northumbrian Annals
732 - 802--
Section V The Alfredian Annals
849 - 887.
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This is the second volume in a collection in which the pre-conquest chronicles of England will be presented in a comparative format. Edited texts of the chronicles, and modern English translations, are placed on facing pages. Opposite them appear the translations, with explanatory comments as footnotes. Each volume will conclude with a full bibliography, followed by detailed indexes of personal and place names. (source: Nielsen Book Data)