The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: MS F (Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Volume 8)

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: MS F (Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Volume 8)

By: Peter S. Baker (editor)Hardback

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This edition presents a bilingual (Old English and Latin) version of the "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle" written by a monk of Christ Church, Canterbury, probably in the first decade of the twelfth century. Though the Old English and Latin texts have been printed separately, this is the first edition to present the text intended by its compiler, who also produced the Latin translation and wrote the single extant manuscript. The introduction demonstrates that same monk who was responsible for this bilingual chronicle also revised MS A ("The Parker Chronicle") and an ancestor of MS E ("The Peterborough Chronicle") and was a forger of documents: he thus is significant as an early Norman reviser of Anglo-Saxon history. Peter Baker is Professor of English, University of Virginia.

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Peter S. Baker is Professor of English at the University of Virginia.


Part 1 The manuscript: pre-Reformation history; post-Reformation history; marks of uncertain date; post-Reformation transcripts and editions; physical description scribes; ruling and layout. Part 2 Textual relationships: sources; the relationship between the Old English and Latin texts. Part 3 The making of the F-Text. Part 4 Date and authorship: date; authorship. Part 5 Language: orthography; phonology; morphology; syntax; vocabulary. Part 6 Conventions of editing. Text of MS F. Appendix: The Canterbury Annals in London, BL, Cotton Caligula A. XV.

Product Details

  • publication date: 03/08/2000
  • ISBN13: 9780859914901
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780859914901
  • weight: 612
  • ISBN10: 0859914909

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