Select English historical documents of the ninth and tenth centuries
- edited by F.E. Harmer.
- English, English, Old (ca. 450-1100). Text in Old English with Modern English translations and commentary.
- 1st pbk. ed.
- Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
- Physical description
- x, 142 p. ; 22 cm.
- Harmer, Florence E. (Florence Elizabeth)
- 1. Grant of land of Earl Oswulf to Canterbury Cathedral--
- 2. Will of the Reeve Abba--
- 3. Grant of land by Berhtwulf, King of the Mercians, to Forthred--
- 4. Grant by Lufu to Canterbury Cathedral--
- 5. Grants by Ealhburg, Eadweald and Ealhhere to Canterbury Cathedral--
- 6. Grant by Ealhburg to St Augustine's, Canterbury--
- 7. Agreement between Eadweald and Cynethryth with reference to and Estate at Chart--
- 8. Exchange of lands between Earl Aelfred and Aethelred, Archbishop of Canterbury--
- 9. Record of the presentation by Earl Aelfred of a copy of the Gospels to Canterbury Cathedral--
- 10. Earl Aelfred's will--
- 11. King Alfred's will--
- 12. Record of negotiations between Aethelred, Earl of the Mercians, and Berkeley Abbey--
- 13. Record of negotiations between Earl Aethelred and Aethelfled, and Werferth, Bishop of Worcester--
- 14. Record of negotiations between Werferth, Bishop of Worcester, and the Priest Aethelwald, with confirmation by Earl Aethelred and the Mercian Council--
- 15. Record of negotiations between Bishop Werferth and Eadnoth, with regard to Land at Sodbury--
- 16. Foundation of the New Minster at Winchester by Edward the Elder--
- 17. Lease of land by Denewulf, Bishop of Winchester--
- 18. Letter recording negotiations with reference to the ownership of land at Fonthill--
- 19. Manumission of a slave by King Aethelstan--
- 20. Earl Aethelwold's will--
- 21. King Eadred's will--
- 22. Entries in the Lindisfarne Gospels--
- 23. Grant of an estate by Queen Eadgifu to Canterbury Cathedral, with an account of its previous history-- Translations-- Notes-- Appendix: Kentish, Mercian and Northumbrian dialects-- Addenda-- Index nominum-- Index locurum-- Index rerum.
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This 1914 volume contains a selection of some of the most interesting Anglo-Saxon documents of the ninth and tenth centuries. Included among them are the only two surviving wills of Anglo-Saxon kings, and the 'colophon' in the Lindisfarne Gospels, in which a priest called Aldred gives an account of the making of the gospel-book. The volume also includes the 'Fonthill Letter', addressed by Ealdorman Ordlaf to King Edward the Elder, to serve as evidence for use in a dispute about an estate at Fonthill in Wiltshire, and still extant in its original form. All of the documents are written in Old English, furnished here with translations and commentaries. The reissue of Dr Harmer's book is complemented by reissues of Dorothy Whitelock's Anglo-Saxon Wills (1930), and of Agnes Jane Robertson's Anglo-Saxon Charters (1939, 2nd edition 1956). Between them, the three volumes represent the surviving corpus of Anglo-Saxon documents in the vernacular.
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- Reprint/reissue date
- Original date
- Original edition is entered under Harmer.
- Reprint: originally published by Cambridge University Press in 1914.
- Includes indexes.
- 9781107402225 (pbk.)
- 1107402220 (pbk.)
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