Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 5: MS C by Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe

By Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe

This quantity provides a semi-diplomatic version of the textual content of MS C (London, British Library Cotton, Tiberius B.i). frequently known as `the Abingdon Chronicle', it used to be considerably copied within the mid-eleventh century and persevered to be so sporadically thereafter; the complement to its abrupt finishing through a twelfth-century reader means that it was once nonetheless of curiosity within the interval after the Conquest. The C-text is a crucial resource of data for the reign of Edward the Confessor, and it brings a distinct political viewpoint to the ascendency of Godwine and his sons.The conventional organization of the textual content, manuscript or either with the reformed monastery of Abingdon has been a big characteristic of the present figuring out of the interrelationships one of the a number of texts of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. the current version examines a number of the arguments for associating the C-text with Abingdon and the problems inherent in those arguments. It brings to endure facts from the palaeography and codicology of the manuscript in addition to textual content ancient and linguistic facts. The creation to the textual content considers the several strands composing the C-text, and the shut relationships of this article to MSS B, D, and E, and the amount is done with indices of folks, peoples and locations.

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