Academic journal article Medium Aevum

The Recovery of Old English: Anglo-Saxon Studies in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

The Recovery of Old English: Anglo-Saxon Studies in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

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The Recovery of Old English: Anglo-Saxon Studies in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, ed. Timothy Graham (Kalamazoo: Western Michigan University, Medieval Institute Publications, 2000). xvi + 422 pp.; zz figures. ISBN 1-58044053-4, $40.00 (hard covers); 1-5804-4014-z, $zo.oo (p/b). The eight essays in this volume concern the early history and development of Anglo-Saxon studies, from the late sixteenth to the early eighteenth centuries. Angelika Lutz examines the significant role played by the seventeenth-century study of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in the emergence of the study of Old English as a university discipline. Lexicography is covered by Timothy Graham and Kees Dekker, who evaluate the significant contributions made by the unpublished dictionaries of John Joscelyn (15 529-1603) and Francis Junius (sgi-i677) to the development of Old English lexicography, and by Kathryn A. …

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