The fortieth volume of Anglo-Saxon England reflects the vitality of work in this field across the usual wide range of disciplines. Poetry and prose in Old English and in Latin are well represented, complemented here by studies of Anglo-Saxon legislation and coinage, in their respective historical contexts. Also included is a second series of addenda and corrigenda to Helmut Gneuss's indispensable handlist of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts. Each article is preceded by a short abstract. The volume concludes with the annual bibliography of publications for the year 2010, in all branches of Anglo-Saxon studies.
1. Adomnan, plague and the Easter controversy David Woods; 2. Personal names in the composition and transmission of Bede's prose Vita S. Cuthberti Francesca Tinti; 3. Id est, crux Christi: tracing the Old English motif of the Celestial Rood Brandon W. Hawk; 4. A more permanent homeland: land tenure in Guthlac A Stephanie Clark; 5. Creating the cloud-tent-ship conceit in Exodus Miranda Wilcox; 6. An Old English formulaic system and its contexts in Cynewulf's poetry Charles D. Wright; 7. The Agnus Dei pennies of King 'thelred the Unready Simon Keynes and Rory Naismith; 8. The Anglo-Latin elegy of Herbert and Wulfgar David W. Porter; 9. The Ordinance concerning the Duns'te and the Anglo-Welsh frontier in the late tenth and eleventh centuries George Molyneaux; 10. Ant-lore in Anglo-Saxon England Marilina Cesario; 11. Second addenda and corrigenda to the Handlist of Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts Helmut Gneuss; 12. Bibliography for 2010 Paul G. Remley, Carole P. Biggam, Felicity H. Clark, Fiona Edmonds, Carole Hough, Simon Keynes and Rory Naismith.