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The Resource The Anglo-Saxon Chancery : the history, language and production of Anglo-Saxon charters from Alfred to Edgar, Ben Snook

The Anglo-Saxon Chancery : the history, language and production of Anglo-Saxon charters from Alfred to Edgar, Ben Snook

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The Anglo-Saxon Chancery : the history, language and production of Anglo-Saxon charters from Alfred to Edgar
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The Anglo-Saxon Chancery
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the history, language and production of Anglo-Saxon charters from Alfred to Edgar
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Ben Snook
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Language
eng
Summary
The principal aim of this book is to assess Anglo-Saxon charters from a "literary" point of view. In the ninth century, a new and highly complex Latin style started to appear in Anglo-Saxon charters: rather than writing traditional, straightforward legal language, the authors of these documents turned to their Anglo-Saxon literary heritage for inspiration, and began to fill their charters with complex and archaic vocabulary, extensive metaphors and lurid imagery. Dr Snook offers a thorough discussion of why and how this seemingly inappropriate style was adopted, throwing light on a range of broader issues, including the place of the documents in the wider intellectual history of tenth-century England, and their role in promoting the ideologies of different Anglo-Saxon kings. Benjamin Snook gained his doctorate from Cambridge University
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non fiction
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Series statement
Anglo-Saxon studies
Series volume
28
The Anglo-Saxon Chancery : the history, language and production of Anglo-Saxon charters from Alfred to Edgar, Ben Snook
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The Anglo-Saxon Chancery : the history, language and production of Anglo-Saxon charters from Alfred to Edgar, Ben Snook
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7722/j.ctt9qdmh8
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-218) and indexes
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1 online resource (xvi, 234 pages).
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9781782044796
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