By Samantha Zacher,Andy Orchard

The past due tenth-century Vercelli publication (Vercelli, Biblioteca Capitolare CXVII) includes one of many earliest surviving collections of homilies and poetry within the English language. The manuscript's blend of poetry and homiletic prose has generated severe scholarly debate, and there's no consensus about the unique objective of the compiler.

New Readings within the Vercelli Book addresses critical questions in regards to the manuscript's meant use, mode of compilation, and function, and provides numerous techniques on such issues as orthography, type, style, topic, and source-study. The participants contain the various greatest Vercelli specialists, in addition to the 2 most modern editors of the homilies. The amazing essays during this quantity supply the 1st sustained literary research of either the poetry and prose texts of the Vercelli publication, offering very important new views on a dynamic and useful historic document.

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