Librarian’s Pick #3: A Latin Textbook from Early Medieval England (MS 154)

Note: The original texts quoted are my transcriptions from MS 154 and the traslations are mine too.

References used

Dumitrescu, Irina, ‘Violence, Performance, and Pedagogy in Ælfric Bata’s Colloquies’, Exemplaria 23 (2011), 67-91

Gneuss, Helmut, Handlist of Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts: A List of Manuscripts and Manuscript Fragments Written or Owned in England up to 1100, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 241 (Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2001)

Gneuss, Helmut, Ælfric of Eynsham: His Life, Times, and Writings, Old English Newsletter Subsidia, 34 (Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 2009)

Gwara, Scott, ‘Anglo-Saxon Schoolbooks’, The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, v.1: c.400-1100, ed. Richard Gameson (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), pp. 507-524

Hanna, Ralph, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Western Medieval Manuscripts of St John’s College Oxford (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)

Hill, Joyce, ‘Winchester Pedagogy and the Colloquy of Ælfric’, Leeds Studies in English 29 (1998), 137-52

Hill, Joyce, ‘Learning Latin in Anglo-Saxon England: Traditions, Texts and Techniques’, Learning and Literacy in Medieval England and Abroad, ed. Sarah Rees Jones, Utrecht Studies in Medieval Literacy, 3 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2003), pp 7-29

Hill, Joyce, ‘Ælfric’s Grammatical Triad’, Form and Content of Instruction in Anglo-Saxon England in the Light of Contemporary Manuscript Evidence: Papers Presented at the International Conference Udine, 6-8 April 2006, ed. Patrizia Lendinara, Loredana Lazzari and Maria Amalia d’Aronco, Textes et études du Moyen Age, 39 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2007), pp. 285-307

Lapidge, Michael et al. (eds), The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Anglo-Saxon England (Oxford: Blackwell, 1999) [Ælfric Bata; Ælfric of Eynsham; Colloquies; Schools; Vikings]

Lendinara, Patrizia, ‘The Third Book of the Bella Parisiacae urbis by Abbo of Saint-Germain-des Prés and Its Old English Gloss’, Anglo-Saxon England 15 (1987), 73-89

Pearson, David, ‘Durham Cathedral Library from the Dissolution to the Restoration’ (text of a lecture given as part of the Institute of English Studies History of Libraries Research series, 27 February 2008), at durhambeb08noted (2).pdf [accessed 11 May 2020]

Porter, David W., ‘Ælfric’s Colloquy and Ælfric Bata’, Neophilologus 80 (1996), 639-60

Porter, David W., ‘Anglo-Saxon Colloquies: Ælfric, Ælfric Bata and De raris fabulis retractata’, Neophilologus 81 (1997), 467-80

Porter, David W. (ed.), Excerptiones de Prisciano: The Source for Ælfric’s Latin – Old English Grammar, Anglo-Saxon Texts, 4 (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2002) Toupin, Fabienne, ‘Exploring Continuities and Discontinuities between Ælfric’s Grammar and its Antique Sources’, Neophilologus 94 (2010), 333-52

  • Blog Home (page 1)
  • The historical significance of the Grammar and Glossary (page 2 & page 3)
  • The puzzling and vexing verbal exercises (page 4)
  • The text added in the late 11th century on the final leaf (page 5)
  • The manuscript’s exciting history about which we know way to little (page 6)

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