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illiterate Anglo-Saxon and, other essays on education, medieval and modern by John William Adamson

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Published by The University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Education, Medieval,
  • Education -- Great Britain -- History.

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Edition Notes

Statementby John William Adamson.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsLA93 .A3 1946
The Physical Object
Pagination[8], 167, [1] p., [2] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages167
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20350848M

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The pre-Christian society of Anglo-Saxon England was illiterate. Thus there is no contemporary written evidence produced by Anglo-Saxon pagans themselves. Instead, our primary textual source material derives from later authors, such as Bede and the anonymous author of the Life of St Wilfrid, who wrote in Latin rather than in Old English. These writers were not interested in providing a full. The Anglo-Saxon scholar, when not dogmatic or missionary, was still not necessarily the wild believer in extreme fantasy that a reading of the preceding chapter might imply. On the contrary, enough has survived from what may be called the scientific writing of the period to make clear that the Anglo-Saxon scholar could be eminently practical. -Book/codex -Anthology of Anglo-Saxon poetry -B/c majority of the British people were illiterate. Bede-Contemporary of the unknown author of Beowulf-Most learned scholar of his day-Wrote 40 books on various topics - most famous is A history of the English Church and People Under who's reign was the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles composed in? Cædmon's "Hymn" is a short Old English poem originally composed by Cædmon, a supposedly illiterate cow-herder who was, according to Bede, able to sing in honour of God the Creator, using words that he had never heard was composed between and and is the oldest recorded Old English poem, being composed within living memory of the Christianization of Anglo-Saxon England.