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The Vercelli book homilies

The Vercelli book homilies

translations from the Anglo-Saxon

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Published by University Press of America in Lanham, Md .
Written in English

    Places:
  • England.
    • Subjects:
    • English prose literature -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- Modernized versions.,
    • Sermons, Medieval -- England.,
    • Sermons, English (Old)

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 13-15) and index.

      Statementeditor, Lewis E. Nicholson ; introduction by Francis M. Clough.
      ContributionsNicholson, Lewis E.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR1495 .A2 1991
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 170 p. ;
      Number of Pages170
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1866118M
      ISBN 100819181161
      LC Control Number90024200

      This thesis examines the representations of Christ in the Old English homilies, by analysing as separate groups the homilies of Ælfric, Wulfstan, and the anonymous collections in the Blickling Homiliary and the Vercelli Book. The introduction outlines the background and contexts of the homilies, their significance, and previous work in the field. The Vercelli Book consists of 23 prose entries regarding various religious themes, known as the Vercelli Homilies; one prose vita, or brief biography, of Saint Guthlac of Crowland (an English saint who lived from the 7th to early 8th century); and six poems.

      The compilation of the Vercelli Book D. G. SCRAGG The Vercelli Book, as is well known, is a codex of the late tenth century con-taining a selection of religious prose and verse in Old English. Of the manu-script's twenty-nine items (some of which are defective owing to loss of leaves), six are alliterative poems and the rest prose homilies. VERCELLI BOOK (Codex Vercellensis), an Early English MS. containing, besides homilies, a number of poetical and imaginative pieces: Andreas, The Fates of the Apostles, Address of the Soul to the Body, Falseness of Men, Dream of the Rood, Elene and a prose Life of Guthlac.

      comprehensive for all future editors of anonymous homilies to make use of them. The table below, pp. , facilitates comparison with earlier sets. SURVEY OF MANUSCRIPTS A. Vercelli, Biblioteca Capitolare CXVII, The Vercelli Book Ker * s.x3 This is th earliese ant d most important collectio of anonymoun s homilies.   The chapters proper begin with two essays on the Vercelli Book prose in general. Paul E. Szarmach surveys different styles present in the manuscript’s prose writings, not all of which are best classified as homilies, concentrating largely on the variety of responses to and treatments of source material represented.


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This book contains the twenty-three prose works of The Vercelli Book, a late tenth-century manuscript. With the exception of some three or four homilies, these works have never before appeared in translated form, much less in a collection.

The Vercelli Book contains a significant body of prose and poetry. While the poetry is already well known. This book contains the twenty-three prose works of The Vercelli Book, a late tenth-century manuscript. With the exception of some three or four homilies, these works have.

The Vercelli Book is one of the oldest surviving collections of Old English homilies and poems, compiled in England in the tenth century. Preaching the Converted provides a sustained literary analysis of the book's prose homilies and demonstrates that they employ rhetorical techniques commonly associated with vernacular by: The Vercelli book homilies: translations from the Anglo-Saxon.

Responsibility editor, Lewis E. Nicholson ; introduction by Francis M. Clough. Uniform Title Vercelli book. Imprint Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, c Physical description p. Available online At the library. Green Library. The so-called Vercelli Book (Vercelli, Biblioteca Capitolare CXVII) comprises only folios,¹ and yet it contains one of the most important collections of Old English poetry and anonymous prose that survives.² Since detailed physical descriptions of the manuscript are provided elsewhere, a summary will serve to give an impression of its current condition, and will provide.

The Vercelli Book is housed in the Biblioteca Capitolare in Vercelli, in Northern Italy. Dating from the second half of the 10th century, it contains six verse texts and 23 prose homilies, written by one scribe. We cannot tell for certain where the manuscript was made in England, as the language is standard and non-localised.English, Book edition: The Vercelli book homilies: translations from the Anglo-Saxon / editor, Lewis E.

Nicholson ; introduction by Francis M. Clough. Get this edition User activity. The Vercelli Homilies and Related Texts Author: Scragg, D. Series: Early English Text Society Location: Oxford Notes: CCCC MS 41 CCCC MS 41 used as comparandum in edition of the Vercelli Homilies, with siglum D; pp.

collated for homily IV, and p. printed in commentary to homily XV, pp. xxvi,  Book The Vercelli Book is a unique Anthology of 23 Homilies and 6 poems written in Old English, probably copied in a Scriptorum in England, either in the late Xth Century, or during the first half of the XIth Century AD.

The Vercelli Homilies VH()hereafter consist of twenty-three anonymous homilies contained in the manuscript known as the Vercelli Book which is described by, Scragg as follows:() VERCELLI BOOK (,),Vercelli Biblioteca capitorare CXVII one of the oldest of the four so-called Poetic Codices is an anthology of religious prose and verse.

Sermons Modernized versions Translations: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Vercelli book. Vercelli book homilies. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Lewis E Nicholson.

This is a critical edition of the Old English homilies in Vercelli, Biblioteca Capitolare MS CXVII, with parallel passages from related manuscripts. The introduction deals with the manuscript, language, parallel texts and Latin sources.5/5(1).

The ‘Homiletics’ of the Vercelli Book Poems: The Case of Homiletic Fragment I The Dream of the Rood: Cross-References Vercelli Homilies XIX–XXI, the Ascension Day Homily in Cambridge, Corpus Christi Collegeand the Catechetical.

The Vercelli Book contains 23 prose homilies (the Vercelli Homilies) and a prose vita of Saint Guthlac, interspersed with six poems: "Andreas" "The Fates of the Apostles" "Soul and Body" "Dream of the Rood" "Elene" a fragment of a homiletic poem History.

The book is a. "The Vercelli Book is one of the oldest surviving collections of Old English homilies and poems, compiled in England in the tenth century. Preaching the Converted provides a sustained literary analysis of the book's prose homilies and demonstrates that they employ rhetorical techniques commonly associated with vernacular verse.

The Vercelli Homilies and Related Texts by D. Scragg,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. In this article I propose that the rationale of the compilation of the Vercelli Book is best appreciated if we group texts according to theme and content rather than form.

The distinction between prose and verse appears to have been of little concern. The Vercelli Book is comprised of a collection of 6 poems and 23 prose homilies written by mostly anonymous authors.

A single scribe brought all of these works together into one manuscript. Two of the poems are written by Cynewulf, one of the few known Anglo-Saxon poets of the 9th century, resided in Northumbria or Mercia. The Vercelli book is a collection of homilies, saints'-lives stories, and poems from the early age of English.

It was found in the Italian city of Vercelli and was probably used within a hospice specially catering to British pilgrims to Italy. This context sheds light on the unconventional arrangement of stories and poems within the book. For some Vercelli homilies lay audiences were most recently proposed by S.

Zacher, Preaching the Converted: The Style and Rhetoric of the Vercelli Book Homilies, Toronto AS Ser. 1 (Toronto, ), 3 The St- Père collection was fi rst identifi ed as a source of certain Vercelli homilies by J. The Vercelli Homilies are treated as twenty-three individual texts under item A There are 1, items listed under “Criticism” in alphabetical order, which makes for a useful finding device.

Other useful sections include an abstract listing of manuscripts (e.g., Ker’s Catalogue of Manuscripts Containing Anglo-Saxon) and a Table.The Vercelli Book is one of the oldest surviving collections of Old English homilies and poems, compiled in England in the tenth century. Preaching the Converted provides a sustained literary analysis of the book's prose homilies and demonstrates that they employ rhetorical techniques commonly associated with vernacular verse.Her research and teaching interests include Old and Middle English literature, with a special interest in poetry, sermons, and biblical literature.

She is the author of Preaching the Converted: the Style and Rhetoric of the Vercelli Book Homilies (University of Toronto Press, ), and Rewriting the Old Testament in Anglo-Saxon Verse: Becoming.