Two of the Saxon Chronicles Parallel: With Supplementary Extracts from the Others - Vol. 1

Two of the Saxon Chronicles Parallel: With Supplementary Extracts from the Others - Vol. 1

Two of the Saxon Chronicles Parallel: With Supplementary Extracts from the Others - Vol. 1

Two of the Saxon Chronicles Parallel: With Supplementary Extracts from the Others - Vol. 1

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When in 1889 I issued the small edition of two of the Saxon Chronicles parallel for the years 787-1001 A.D., I expressed the hope that in the course of the next year or two I might be able to accomplish a complete edition of the whole work. That hope has for various reasons not been realised. Of those reasons only one need be mentioned here. The Delegates of the Clarendon Press have honoured me with the request that I should re-edit for them the Latin Text of Bede's 'Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum.' Seeing that so much of the earlier part of the Saxon Chronicle is based on Bede, it would be, in the strictest sense of the word, preposterous to undertake the criticism of the former before dealing with the latter. The publication of the introduction and notes to the Chronicle must consequently be deferred until I have completed my work on Bede. It has been decided, however, to issue the present volume, containing the text, appendices, critical notes and glossary, at once. It is complete in itself, and it is believed that in the glossary everything is contained that is necessary for the linguistic interpretation of the texts.

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