The Anonymous Old English Homily
Sources, Composition, and Variation
Rudolf, Winfried ; Irvine, Susan (Eds.)
Citable Link (URL):http://resolver.sub.uni-goettingen.de/purl?gs-1/17756
First published (peer reviewed)
Medieval and Renaissance Authors and Texts; 25
The Anonymous Old English Homily: Sources, Composition, and Variation offers important essays on the origins, textual transmission, and (re)use of early English preaching texts between the ninth and the late twelfth centuries. Associated with the Electronic Corpus of Anonymous Homilies in Old English project, these studies provide fresh insights into one of the most complex textual genres of early medieval literature. Contributions deal with the definition of the anonymous homiletic corpus in Old English, the history of scholarship on its Latin sources, and the important unedited Pembroke and Angers Latin homiliaries. They also include new source and manuscript identifications, and in-depth studies of a number of popular Old English homilies, their themes, revisions, and textual relations.