Anglo-Saxon Wills

Author: Dorothy Whitelock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107402212

Category: History

Page: 302

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This 1930 volume contains the original texts of the great majority of surviving Anglo-Saxon wills drawn up in the tenth and eleventh centuries. They are of special interest for the light they cast on the connections of those who made the wills, and the ways in which the testators managed the disposition of their possessions.
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Wills and Will-making in Anglo-Saxon England

Author: Linda Tollerton

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1903153379

Category: History

Page: 327

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A study of the implications and practices of wills and will-making in Anglo-Saxon society, and of the varieties of inheritance strategies and commemorative arrangements adopted.
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Anglo-Saxon Charters

Author: A. J. Robertson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521178327

Category: History

Page: 594

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This volume, first published in 1939, draws together a significant number of vernacular documents from early medieval England. Augmenting the work with constant reference to contemporary sources such as laws and Latin charters, Dr Robertson examines a wide range of miscellaneous Anglo-Saxon texts including declarations (gesqutelunga), chirographs and entries in Gospel Books.
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The will in medieval England

from the conversion of the Anglo-Saxons to the end of the thirteenth century

Author: Michael McMahon Sheehan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Wills (Canon law)

Page: 359

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Anglo-Saxon England

Author: Martin Biddle,Julian Brown,Peter Clemoes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521038650

Category: History

Page: 392

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Through close analysis and careful weighing of evidence the authors of this volume tackle a wide range of questions in Anglo-Saxon history and culture and often arrive at opinions different from those generally accepted. Contributions are made on subjects as diverse as the Anglo-Saxon settlement, early Northumbrian history, the 'weapon' vocabulary of Beowulf, world history in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, a woman's stock of clothes in the mid-tenth century and vernacular preaching before 'lfric. Historical studies are represented by an examination of the position of the 'theling in matters of royal succession, by a refutation of the doctrine of muddle in the records of earliest Northumbria and by an identification of the sources of the Chronicle's knowledge of world history, showing in particular that the compilation of the Chronicle and the composition of the Old English Orosius are not likely to have been closely connected, as has often been thought. The usual comprehensive bibliography of the previous year's publications in all branches of Anglo-Saxon studies rounds off the book.
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Slavery in Early Mediaeval England

From the Reign of Alfred Until the Twelfth Century

Author: David Anthony Edgell Pelteret

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780851158297

Category: History

Page: 375

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This important study seeks to assemble the evidence, drawn from a variety of sources in Old English and Latin, to convey a picture of slaves and slavery in England, viewed against the background of English society as a whole.
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The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England

Its Archaeology and Literature

Author: Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9780851157160

Category: History

Page: 237

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This study concerns the importance of the sword in Anglo-Saxon and Viking society, with reference to surviving swords and literary sources, especially Beowulf.
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Writing Women Saints in Anglo-Saxon England

Author: Paul Szarmach

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442664584

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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The twelve essays in this collection advance the contemporary study of the women saints of Anglo-Saxon England by challenging received wisdom and offering alternative methodologies. The work embraces a number of different scholarly approaches, from codicological study to feminist theory. While some contributions are dedicated to the description and reconstruction of female lives of saints and their cults, others explore the broader ideological and cultural investments of the literature. The volume concentrates on four major areas: the female saint in the Old English Martyrology, genre including hagiography and homelitic writing, motherhood and chastity, and differing perspectives on lives of virgin martyrs. The essays reveal how saints’ lives that exist on the apparent margins of orthodoxy actually demonstrate a successful literary challenge extending the idea of a holy life.
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