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The Book Of Cerne

Author : Michelle P. Brown
ISBN : 0802041132
Genre : History
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The ninth-century Book of Cerne offers a fascinating insight into Insular culture and is the only surviving illuminated manuscript that can be firmly attributed to the powerful Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia.
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The Book Of Cerne

Author : Albin T. Zukowski
ISBN : OCLC:13847779
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The Cerne Giant

Author : Rodney Castleden
ISBN : IND:30000057582896
Genre : Cerne Abbas (England)
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Finding The Right Words

Author : Claudia Di Sciacca
ISBN : 9780802091291
Genre : History
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Isidore of Seville (circa 570-636) was the author of the Etymologiae,. the most celebrated and widely circulated encyclopaedia of the western Middle Ages. In addition, Isidore's Synonyma were very successful and became one of the classics of medieval spirituality. Indeed, it was the Synonyma that were to define the so-called 'Isidorian style,' a rhymed, rhythmic prose that proved influential throughout the Middle Ages. Finding the Right Words is the first book-length study to deal with the transmission and reception of works by Isidore of Seville in Anglo-Saxon England, with a particular focus on the Synonyma. Beginning with a general survey of Isidore's life and activity as a bishop in early seventh-century Visigothic Spain, Claudia Di Sciacca offers a comprehensive introduction to the Synonyma, drawing special attention to their distinctive style. She goes on to discuss the transmission of the text to early medieval England and its 'vernacularisation,' that is, its translations and adaptations in Old English prose and verse. The case for the particular receptiveness of the Synonyma in Anglo-Saxon England is strongly supported by both a close reading of primary sources and an extensive selection of secondary literature. This rigorous, well-documented volume demonstrates the significance of the Synonyma to our understanding of the literary pretensions and pedagogical practices of Anglo-Saxon England, and offers new insights into the interaction of Latin and vernacular within its literary culture.
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The Miniatures In The Gospels Of St Augustine

Author : Francis Wormald
ISBN : 0521141532
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Professor Wormald examines the origin and history of the manuscript of the Gospels and examines in detail the surviving work.
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Learning And Literature In Anglo Saxon England

Author : Michael Lapidge
ISBN : 9780521259026
Genre : History
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An collection of essays by specialists in the field examining Anglo-Saxon learning and text interpretation and transmission.
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Cerne Abbas

Author : Mary Dorothea Jones
ISBN : WISC:89058114224
Genre : Cerne Abbas (England)
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Paradise Death And Doomsday In Anglo Saxon Literature

Author : Ananya Jahanara Kabir
ISBN : 1139432443
Genre : Literary Criticism
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How did the Anglo-Saxons conceptualize the interim between death and Doomsday? In this 2001 book, Ananya Jahanara Kabir presents an investigation into the Anglo-Saxon belief in the 'interim paradise': paradise as a temporary abode for good souls following death and pending the final decisions of Doomsday. She locates the origins of this distinctive sense of paradise within early Christian polemics, establishes its Anglo-Saxon development as a site of contestation and compromise, and argues for its post-Conquest transformation into the doctrine of purgatory. In ranging across Old English prose and poetry as well as Latin apocrypha, exegesis, liturgy, prayers and visions of the otherworld, and combining literary criticism with recent scholarship in early medieval history, early Christian theology and history of ideas, this book is essential reading for scholars of Anglo-Saxon England, historians of Christianity, and all those interested in the impact of the Anglo-Saxon period on the later Middle Ages.
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Cerne Abbas

Author : Arnold Osborne Gibbons
ISBN : UCAL:$B756667
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Mercia

Author : Michelle P. Brown
ISBN : 9781441153531
Genre : History
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The kingdom best remembered for Offa and his famous dyke was not only a dominant power on the island of Britain in the eighth century, but also a significant player in early medieval European politics and culture. Although the volume focuses on the eighth and ninth centuries when Mercian power was at its height, it also looks back to the origins of the kingdom and forward to the period of Viking settlement and West Saxon reconquest. With state-of-the-art contributions from experts in palaeography, art history, archaeology, numismatics and landscape - as well as from historians - this book establishes a new baseline for Mercian scholarship, by covering the rise and fall of the kingdom, its major institutions, relations with other political entities as well as its visual and material culture.
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The Cerne Giant

Author : Timothy Darvill
ISBN : 1900188945
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Prehistoric war-god, seventeenth century marvel, or living monument? In 1996, a 'trial' was held in Cerne Abbas Village Hall to discuss the origin of the Giant - prehistoric/Romano-British, medieval/post-medieval, or significant for the very fact that he exists, regardless of age. This is the book of the trial: after a preliminary briefing, the witnesses for the three cases present their evidence which ranges from detailed factual information about the archaeology and history of the monument through to its folklore and continuing role as the inspiration for all sorts of activity from local poetry to national advertising. An epilogue contains the jury's decision and an account of the trial's filming for regional BBC programme.
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The Book Of Kells

Author : Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland)
ISBN : UOM:39015042452014
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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The Book of Kells is one of the supreme artistic creations to survive from the middle ages. In 1006, the Annals of Ulster recognized it as 'the chief glory of the Western world'. In the sixteenth century, Gerald Plunket of Dublin observed that 'This work doth pass all mens conyng'. Since Plunket's day, the Book of Kells has been the subject of considerable scholarly attention.
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Cerne

Author : Norman L. Russell
ISBN : 1536813524
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A planet in turmoil: two great civilizations - the scientific-rationalist Akvians and the mystics of Leche-Makvia - locked in a death struggle. Protected by its obscurity, a small pacifist sect survives only to find itself targeted by a new and terrible weapon, the Red Dot - a perverse product of empathy technology. In its desperation, the Fellowship turns to a small crippled child for salvation. Jaik-el Contril, the great grandchild of the sect's founder, the Prophet who preached that he could hear the Voice of Cerne, the consciousness of the planet itself, must accept the burdens of leadership even as he searches to understand and counteract this strange and disturbing enemy. Weak and deformed as he is from a Red Dot attack, he struggles against self-doubt as to his readiness to lead and his questioning of the truth of the Prophet's teachings. This is the story of Cerne, a world unlike any other in the universe, and that of a boy, equally unique, around whose character the destiny of the planet revolves. "As a big fan of Norman Russell's Vietnam Memoir, Suicide Charlie, I was anxious to see what he could do as a novelist. In Cerne he displays the same talent for fine prose, believable dialogue, and unique characters. More than that, he manages to create out of whole cloth an exotic but understandable world with emotional predicaments that any human being can appreciate. The people of his novel, alien to us in so many ways, still feel love, fear, a sense of family and kinship, an appreciation for loyalty and condemnation of treachery. Even a reader like me, who knows little about science fiction, was drawn in, moved, and educated. Fans of the genre will be enthralled by this book and anxious for Russell's next." Roland Merullo, author of "Breakfat with Buddha"
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