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Text and Picture in Anglo-Saxon England
Narrative Strategies in the Junius 11 Manuscript

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England

  • Date Published: January 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521093064

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  • This book reveals the interrelationship of text and picture in the only surviving illustrated Anglo-Saxon poetic manuscript. It locates the manuscript within the broader cultural contexts in which it was produced and read, and documents the way in which it was transformed by poets, artists, and modern scholars and editors from a collection of biblical poetry to a national historical narrative.

    • First study of the manuscript as a whole since the publication of the 1927 facsimile
    • First in-depth study of the illustrations and their iconography
    • Includes consideration of the manuscript's later editorial history
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    "...a fine start toward an important goal." SPECULUM

    "Karkov...proposes a new and more sophisticated understanding of the relationship of text an image..In doing so she raises the level of discourse both for Junius II and for late Anglo-Saxon illumination in general." CAA Reviews

    "A solid and thorough analysis of one of the most striking pieces of Anglo-Saxon codicological art that has come down to us. It will be valuable to everone working on the relation of text and image in Anglo-Saxon England." Zeitschrift fuer Anglistik und Amerikanistik

    "... the results are definitely worth considering." Albion

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521093064
    • length: 288 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • contains: 61 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of abbreviations
    1. Introduction: problems and solutions
    2. Structure, style and design
    3. The pictorial narrative of Genesis
    4. Word, sign and reader
    5. The book and the body
    6. The historical narrative

  • Author

    Catherine E. Karkov, University of Leeds
    Professor Catherine E. Karkov has taught at Miami University since 1990 and is an affiliate in both the History and Women's Studies departments. She is editor of The Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England: Basic Readings (New York, 1999), and co-editor of numerous books on the art and archaeology of early medieval England and Ireland.

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