By Alderik H. Blom

This research proposes a brand new view of glossing as a common phenomenon. ranging from the Psalter, a centrepiece of devotion and schooling in early medieval Europe, it combines historic sociolinguistics, comparative philology, manuscript experiences and cultural historical past on the way to examine and evaluate the interface of Latin with outdated Irish, outdated English, previous Frisian, outdated Saxon and outdated excessive German in the context of its multilingual and textual tradition.

The shut research of 13 glossed manuscripts, reminiscent of the Anglo-Saxon Vespasian Psalter and the outdated Irish Milan Glosses, finds whilst and why scribes switched from Latin into the vernacular, how the vernacular was once utilized in learning Latin, how glosses engage with construe marks and punctuation, and the way such manuscripts have been meant to be learn in a interval overlaying the 7th to the 12th centuries and in a space stretching from eire to primary Europe.

The publication is a vital textbook for experts within the turning out to be box of glossing, and in addition reaches out to students of early medieval liturgy, schooling, palaeography and Christian literature.

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