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Author Faulkner, Amy.

Title Wealth and the Material World in the Old English Alfredian Corpus
Published Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer, Incorporated, 2023
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Description 1 online resource (223 p.)
Series Anglo-Saxon Studies ; v.46
Anglo-Saxon studies.
Contents Wealth and the Material World in the Old English Alfredian Corpus -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Books and Ladders: The Speaking Prefaces -- The Stream of Wealth: The Old English Pastoral Care -- True Riches: The Old English Boethius -- The Familiar and the Strange: The Old English Soliloquies -- Treasure in Heaven: The Prose Psalms -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary A new, materialistic reading of the Alfredian corpus, drawing on diverse approaches from thing theory to Augustinian principles of use and enjoyment to uncover how these works explore the material world
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Subject Alfred, King of England, 849-899
Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430. Soliloquia.
Boethius, -524. Consolatione philosophiae
Gregory I, Pope, approximately 540-604. Regula pastoralis.
Bible. Psalms -- Translating
English literature -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- History and criticism.
Literature -- Translations into English -- History and criticism
Material culture in literature.
Wealth in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1800109040