Cover: King Alfred's Version of St. Augustine's <i>Soliloquies</i>, from Harvard University PressCover: King Alfred's Version of St. Augustine's <i>Soliloquies</i> in E-DITION

King Alfred's Version of St. Augustine's Soliloquies

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674280250

Publication Date: 01/01/1969

122 pages

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This edition of King Alfred’s version of St. Augustine’s Soliloquies fills a long-standing gap in Old English studies. Alfred’s text has never appeared in a fully adequate edition, and those which have been published are no longer generally available. This volume consists of an extensive and important introduction, the text of the Soliloquies, substantial notes and commentary, a bibliography, and a highly useful glossary. Thomas Carnicelli discusses all problems raised by the text, among them those of language, orthography, syntax, sources, the relation of the Soliloquies to Alfred’s other works, and the question of derived or common authorship with the Boethius.

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