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Royal authority in the biblical quotations of the Old English Pastoral Care

Abstract:

The Old English Pastoral Care, a late-ninth-century translation of Gregory the Great’s Regula pastoralis attributed to Alfred the Great, is a text without a clear authorial voice. Gregory’s authorial presence is hinted at in the metrical preface and epilogue to the translation, but is curiously absent from the prose preface. Here, at the very beginning of the text, the authorial voice is that of King Alfred. Whether or not Alfred was actually responsible for translating the Regula pastoralis,...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s11061-017-9545-5

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
St Peter's College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-7854-0224
Publisher:
Springer Verlag Publisher's website
Journal:
Neophilologus Journal website
Volume:
102
Issue:
1
Pages:
125-140
Publication date:
2017-10-30
Acceptance date:
2017-10-15
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EISSN:
1572-8668
ISSN:
0028-2677
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824237
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uuid:1223b8fc-6b23-45bd-a25a-b1e4f463a174
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2018-02-13

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