f the centuries that comprise the Old English period—and thus (temporally speaking) the first third of English Literature—one would be hard pressed to find one more significant than the Tenth, in which reformers engineered a resurgence of literacy in a land decimated by Viking invasion. Among the writers of this period, perhaps the most educated, prolific, and influential was a monk named Ælfric of Eynsham.

Using cutting-edge technology, this project will provide printed and electronic editions of key works by Ælfric that remain unpublished, partially published, or scattered through out-of-print texts, making these works accessible to non-specialists as well as to scholars of early English literature.

 

 


 

 

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