Taking as its chronological and geographical limits the period and area of Anglo-Saxon domination, this study provides a guide to the Latin literature that existed alongside the vernacular. It does so through a chronological survey of known works, based on a thorough examination of documents and of modern scholarship. It includes ample illustrative quotations, with accompanying English translations, and the forms associated with individual (although sometimes anonymous) writers, the histories, biographies, letters, poetry, treatises, and some liturgies. An important feature of the book is the very full bibliography, which is keyed to the text discussions.
Originally published in 1967.
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Table of Contents:
- Frontmatter, pg. i
- Preface, pg. v
- Contents, pg. xi
- Abbreviations, pg. xiii
- Introduction: British Latin before 597, pg. 1
- Chapter One: The Seventh Century, pg. 49
- Chapter Two: Bede, pg. 101
- Chapter Three: The Age of Bede, pg. 186
- Bibliography, pg. 229
- Index, pg. 295