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By Hugh Magennis, Mary Swan

This assortment presents a brand new, authoritative and hard research of the existence and works of AElfric of Eynsham, crucial vernacular spiritual author within the background of Anglo-Saxon England. The members comprise just about all of the foremost AElfric students operating this present day and a few very important more moderen voices. all of the chapters is a state-of-the-art piece of labor which addresses one point of AElfric's works or profession. The chapters are organised topically, instead of by way of chronology, style or biography, and among them conceal the full AElfrician corpus and the most important contextual concerns; attention of AElfric's Latin writings is punctiliously built-in with that of his outdated English works. AElfric experiences are at present a crucial part of Anglo-Saxon stories, yet whereas so far there was loads of certain paintings on a few elements of AElfric, this assortment offers the 1st assessment. participants: Hugh Magennis, Joyce Hill, Christopher A. Jones, Mechthild Gretsch, M. R. Godden, Catherine Cubitt, Thomas N. corridor, Robert ok. Upchurch, Mary Swan, Clare A. Lees, Gabriella Corona, Kathleen Davis, Jonathan Wilcox, Aaron J Kleist and Elaine Treharne.

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Hunt, Representative English Prose and Prose Writers, p. 18. 61 See Reinsma, Ælfric, pp. 50–1. 62 ‘Abbot Ælfric’s Rhythmic Prose’, p. 355. 63 Förster, Über die Quellen von Ælfric’s Homiliae Catholicae. I. Legenden; ‘Über die Quellen von Ælfric’s exegetischen Homiliae Catholicae’. 64 Ott, Über die Quellen der Heiligenleben in Ælfrics Lives of Saints I; Gerould, ‘Ælfric’s Lives of St Martin of Tours’; Loomis, ‘Further Sources of Ælfric’s Saints’ Lives’. 58 ælfric scholarship 21 particular Latin lives, including ones by Jerome, Gregory and Bede, and also many by anonymous authors.

A. Smith, The Order of Words in Anglo-Saxon Prose, Brüll, Die altenglische Latein-Grammatik des Ælfric: Eine sprachliche Untersuchung, Wilkes, Der i-Umlaut in Ælfrics Heptateuch und Buch Hiob, nebst einigen jüngeren Erscheinungen, Schüller, Lautlehre von Ælfric’s ‘Lives of Saints’, Braunschweiger, Flexion des Verbums in Ælfric’s Grammatik, Brühl, Die Flexion des Verbums in Aelfrics Heptateuch und Buch Hiob, Schwerdtfeger, Das schwache Verbum in Ælfric’s Homilien. 55 Wyatt and Johnson, A Glossary to Ælfric’s Homilies; Toller, An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary.

502. 99 J. Hill, ‘Authority and Intertextuality in the Works of Ælfric’. 100 ‘Authority and Intertextuality’, p. 160, quoting Desire for Origins, p. 127. 101 See, for example, Godden, ‘Anglo-Saxons on the Mind’; Lapidge, The Cult of St Swithun, pp. 553–5; but note Leinbaugh’s caution in ‘Ælfric’s Lives of Saints I and the Boulogne Sermon’: Leinbaugh regards Ælfric’s authorship of the Boulogne sermon as ‘a good possibility’ (p. 206) but still not demonstrated. 30 hugh magennis S. 102 It is probably fair to say that the jury is still out on these latter suggestions, but the debate has, among other things, valuably drawn attention to Ælfric’s working methods in redacting the writings of others (as also apparent in his Vita Æthelwoldi and Letter to Monks of Eynsham).

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