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The uses of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts, c. 1066-1200

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This thesis examines the uses of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts in the 150 years immediately following the Norman Conquest. By focusing on the most common types of use evident in the manuscripts, it explores how readers actually interacted with books. It also treats manuscripts as cultural artefacts through which it is possible to observe the literary and social consequences of the Conquest. The Introduction summarises our current understanding of the literary culture of this transitional period. Ch...

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Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St John's College
Department:
Humanities Division - English Language and Literature
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Funding agency for:
Mark Jonathan Faulkner
Publication date:
2008
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:b98cb64f-c896-4402-8aa1-9bd317675c12
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ora:3009

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