• Free Shipping on all orders in Australia
  • Over 7 million books in stock
  • Proud to be B-Corp
  • We aim to be carbon neutral by 2022
  • Over 120,000 Trustpilot reviews
Item 1 of 0
Anglo-Saxon Prognostics By R.M. Liuzza

Anglo-Saxon Prognostics by R.M. Liuzza

Condition - New
Only 1 left


Edition and translation of prognostic guides and calendars, intended as an effort to foretell the future.

Anglo-Saxon Prognostics Summary

Anglo-Saxon Prognostics: An Edition and Translation of Texts from London, British Library, MS Cotton Tiberius A.iii.: 9 by R.M. Liuzza

Winner of the Beatrice White Prize, 2013.

Medieval prognostic texts - a survival from the classical world - are the ancestors of modern almanacs; a means of predicting future events, they offer guidance on matters of everyday life, such as illness, childbirth, weather, agriculture, and the interpretation of dreams. They give fascinating insights into monastic life, medicine, pastoral care, the transformations of classical learning in the middle ages, and the complex interconnections between orthodox religion, popular belief, science and magic.
This volume provides the first full critical edition, with a facing-page translation, of a diverse and peculiar group of prognostic guides and calendars, in Latin and Old English, found in an eleventh-century manuscript from Christ Church, Canterbury; they are collated with related versions in both Anglo-Saxon and continental manuscripts. A lengthy introduction and commentary examine the transmission and translation of these texts, and shed light on their origins and uses in late Anglo-Saxon monastic culture.

ROY LIUZZA is Professor of English at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Anglo-Saxon Prognostics Reviews

A handsome and scholarly [volume] that will facilitate research into this fascinating corner of Anglo-Saxon learning. SPECULUM

Liuzza's edition is a major contribution, not only to the study of Anglo-Saxon prognostics themselves, but to our understanding of pre-Conquest intellectual culture more generally. [...] a significant scholarly achievement, one which will help open up for Anglo-Saxonists a new area of study. THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW

Table of Contents

List of Manuscripts Referred to by Sigla
Note on Editorial Principles

Additional information

Anglo-Saxon Prognostics: An Edition and Translation of Texts from London, British Library, MS Cotton Tiberius A.iii.: 9 by R.M. Liuzza
Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a new book - be the first to read this copy. With untouched pages and a perfect binding, your brand new copy is ready to be opened for the first time

Customer Reviews - Anglo-Saxon Prognostics