This concordance is a complete wordlist of the Blickling homiletic texts, which date from the late 10th century, making them one of the earliest examples of prose writings in English. Each word is cited in standard dictionary form, expanded grammatically and referenced by line and page number to R.J. Kelly's edition and translation of the Blickling Homilies also published by Continuum. Important features of this concordance include quick and straightforawrd cross-referencing to the homiletic texts; identifying words from earlier Anglo-Saxon dialects; and the correction of scribal errors.
Richard J. Kelly is a Professor at the Faculty of Cross-Cultural Studies, Kobe University, Japan and the author of a number of books including The Blickling Homilies: Edition and Translation (2003) which is one of the earliest extant examples of prose writing in English. He has a keen interest in issues of social justice and how they have been dealt with and articulated down through the ages to the present time. He is also a visiting professor at the Faculty of Language and Culture, Osaka University, Japan.
An introduction; Purpose and Structure; Anglo Saxon Verse; Linguistic and Stylistic Features; Dialects; The Concordance. Glossary.