The Blickling Homilies

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The Blickling Homilies

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The Blickling Homilies date from the end of the tenth century and form one of the earliest extant collections of English vernacular homiletic writings. The homiletic texts survive in a composite codex consisting of Municipal Entries for the Council of Lincoln (14th - 17th century), a Calendar (mid 15th century), Gospel Oaths (early 14th century), and the eighteen homiletic texts that are based on the yearly liturgical cycle. The Blickling Homilies are an important literary milestone in the early evolution of the English prose. The manuscript, in the collection of William H. Scheide housed in Princeton University Library (MS. 71, s.x/xi), was published in facsimile by Rudolph Willard in 1960 as Volume 10 of Early English Manuscripts in Facsimile, Copenhagen. It is the only Anglo-Saxon MS still in private ownership, and together with The Blickling Psalter are the only two Anglo-Saxon MSS in the Americas.The only previous edition of The Blickling Homilies is by Richard Morris, published in three volumes in 1874, 1876, and 1880 (reprinted as one volume in 1967). This new edition makes a number of corrections where Morris's manuscript reading is in error. The English translations are modernized and made more accurate. The original text and facing-page translation have been formatted into paragraphs, which are hoped to further and aid comprehension. Finally, the text and translation are accompanied by a general introduction, textual notes on each homiletic text, tables and charts, and a select bibliography.

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.".this collection nicely exemplifies the potential interest of Old English homilies for revealing and illuminating specificities of Anglo-Saxon society and culture that would otherwise be lost to the modern world."- "Speculum, "April 2005--Sanford Lakoff

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Richard J. Kelly is a professor at the Faculty of Cross-Cultural Studies, Kobe University, and a visiting professor at the Faculty of Language and Culture, Osaka University, and at the Graduate School of Humanities, Konan University, Kobe, Japan.

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Published by Continuum Publishing Group (Burns & Oates), London (2003)
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Book Description Continuum Publishing Group (Burns & Oates), London, 2003. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Plates (illustrator). First Edition Thus. FIRST EDITION : 2003. Hardback. Dark blue cloth, gilt lettered spine. Blue pictorial dust-jacket. Colour photographic end-papers. Plates; facsimiles. FINE in like jacket (now in a clear protective sleeve). From the jacket flap; 'The Blickling Homilies' which date from the end of the tenth century, are one of the earliest extant collections of English homiletic vernacular writings. The homiletic texts survive in a composite codex consisting of 'Municipal Entries for the Council of Lincoln' (fourteenth - seventeenth century), a 'Calendar' (mid fifteenth century), 'Gospel Oaths' (early fourteenth century), and the eighteen homiletic texts that are based on the yearly liturgical cycle. The Blickling Homilies are an important literary milestone in the early evolution of the English prose. This new edition makes a number of corrections. English translations are modernized and made more accurate. The original text and facing-page translation have been formatted into paragraphs, which will further aid comprehension. Finally, the text and translation are accompanied by a general introduction, textual notes on each homiletic text, tables and charts, and a select bibliography. (lx), 232 pages. Indexes. SCARCE TITLE. **Will be well-packed for posting/shipping**. Lg.8vo. [ Rosley Books for Antiquarian books, Cumberland, Literature, Rarities, Theology and History. ]. Size: Large Octavo. Seller Inventory # 0036285

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