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In: Reading La3amon’s Brut
In: Reading La3amon’s Brut
In: People and Texts: Relationships in Medieval Literature
In: People and Texts: Relationships in Medieval Literature
In: The Power of Words
Author: Jane Roberts

For the most part the geography of LaƷamon’s Brut is inherited and already in place in Wace’s Roman de Brut. Yet, examination of the few names newly introduced by LaƷamon may help us in our reading of his Brut. One episode is explored in detail: LaƷamon’s treatment of the brothers Ældad and Aldolf, in which LaƷamon has come under criticism for biblical inaccuracy in his handling of the story of Agag the Amalekite. Comparing parallel passages in Wace, the article argues that in this episode LaƷamon purposefully obtrudes the place-name Jerusalem, thereby tapping into resonances of the crusades.

In: The Medieval Chronicle VII
Author: Jane Roberts

For the most part the geography of LaƷamon’s Brut is inherited and already in place in Wace’s Roman de Brut. Yet, examination of the few names newly introduced by LaƷamon may help us in our reading of his Brut. One episode is explored in detail: LaƷamon’s treatment of the brothers Ældad and Aldolf, in which LaƷamon has come under criticism for biblical inaccuracy in his handling of the story of Agag the Amalekite. Comparing parallel passages in Wace, the article argues that in this episode LaƷamon purposefully obtrudes the place-name Jerusalem, thereby tapping into resonances of the crusades.

In: The Medieval Chronicle VII
Author: Jane Roberts

Abstract

The Thesaurus of Old English (TOE), first published in 1995, had its origins in a body of slips derived from standard dictionaries, principally the Clark Hall and Merritt Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary and the Bosworth-Toller volumes. These slips were made to supply the Glasgow Historical Thesaurus (HT) project (1965–2009) with a firmer idea of the range and totality of Old English vocabulary than available in the OED. In 1976 the decision was taken to deploy the Old English materials as a pilot thesaurus for the HT. With compilation of the slips completed in 1982, researchers were able to begin sorting the slips into groupings based on meaning and to see areas of the HT classification take shape in miniature. The TOE data, absorbed into the larger structure of its parent project, allow us to view English words that disappeared by 1150 alongside those that continued in use.

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In: Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik
In: A Changing World of Words
In: Lutheran Ecclesiastical Culture, 1550-1675