A Conspectus of Scribal Hands Writing English, 700-1100 [Hardback]

Donald Scragg(Author)

ISBN: 9781843846178 | Published by: D.S. Brewer | Year of Publication: 2021 | 126p, H8.25 x W11.5,
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A Conspectus of Scribal Hands Writing English, 700-1100


This book documents the entire corpus of scribal hands writing in the vernacular from the eighth century to post-Conquest. More than a thousand hands are listed, together with details of their work, which ranges from a few words or sentences in marginalia to multiple volumes; glosses and marginalia are included, together with Latin charters containing some English. Overall, it offers a comprehensive view of the scale of literacy in early medieval England, locating the familiar material produced in Alfred's day in a significantly wider context, and providing an invaluable starting point for a variety of manuscript studies.

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