By Samantha Zacher,Andy Orchard
The past due tenth-century Vercelli publication (Vercelli, Biblioteca Capitolare CXVII) comprises one of many earliest surviving collections of homilies and poetry within the English language. The manuscript's mix of poetry and homiletic prose has generated severe scholarly debate, and there's no consensus about the unique goal of the compiler.
New Readings within the Vercelli Book addresses crucial questions about the manuscript's meant use, mode of compilation, and function, and provides a number of ways on such themes as orthography, type, style, subject matter, and source-study. The individuals contain a few of the most suitable Vercelli specialists, in addition to the 2 newest editors of the homilies. The awesome essays during this quantity supply the 1st sustained literary research of either the poetry and prose texts of the Vercelli booklet, offering vital new views on a dynamic and beneficial ancient document.
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