Academic journal article Medium Aevum

France and the British Isles in the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Essays by Members of Girton College, Cambridge, in Memory of Ruth Morgan

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

France and the British Isles in the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Essays by Members of Girton College, Cambridge, in Memory of Ruth Morgan

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France and the British Isles in the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Essays by Members of Girton College, Cambridge, in Memory of Ruth Morgan, ed. Gillian Jondorf and D. N. Dumviile (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 1991). 282 pp.; 2 illustrations. ISBN 0-85115487-5. £55.00. Of the ten articles in memory of a scholar who achieved so much in a career which was tragically cut short, seven are on the Middle Ages, and of this impressive collection (most appropriately in a tribute to the editor of La Continuation de Guillaume de Tyr) several involve close textual study or deal with some aspect of the crusades. The following are on medieval topics: Caroline Bammel, 'Insular manuscripts of Origen in the Carolingian empire'; Vivien Law, ? French metamorphosis of an English grammatical genre: declinationes into temtnationes' (an analysis and edition of Terminationes nominum, which provides 'a glimpse of an attempt to fuse the old-fashioned Anglo-Saxon Declinationes nominum tradition with the new-found Carolingian interest in regulae texts'); Caroline Brett, ? Breton pilgrim in England in the reign of King iEthelstan' (a study, edition and translation of an anonymous letter, in a collection of Alcuin letters, written on behalf of an anchorite, former warrior from Brittany); Neil Wright, The place of Henry of Huntingdon's Epístola ad Warinum in the text-history of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia regum Britannie·. …

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