A concise Anglo-Saxon dictionary
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About the Author
John R. Hall is director of the Center for History, Society, and Culture at the University of California, Davis and has also taught sociology at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He is the author of Apocalypse Observed: Religious Movements and Violence in North America, Europe, and Japan and The Ways Out: Utopian Communal Groups in an Age of Babylon.
Kass Hall is a mixed-media artist and instructor from Australia who has explored many art forms over the years, including scrapbooking, painting, sculpture and graphic design. Her current art focuses on art journaling and drawing, with an emphasis on Zentangle. Kass has degrees in Fine Art and Design and Secondary Education and is also a certified Zentangle instructor. Her work has been published in"For Keeps Scrapbooking", "Scrapbooking Memories Australia", "Scrapbook Creations" and "Cloth Paper Scissors Studios". --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Most of the words are referenced to their original sources - which is useful when determining whether or not words and compound phrases were unique to poem like Beowulf or were common throughout other texts - including poems, prose and charters. Words specific to certain regional dialects are also noted (i.e. "Anglian", "West Saxon", "Early Kentish" etc.).
The translation is one-way - Anglo-Saxon to Modern English and much effort has gone into the inclusion of multiple spellings of the same words. Some knowledge of grammar may be required to gain the full potential from this dictionary. The text is identical to the 1960 edition (4th ed.), but appears surprisingly modern when you take into account that the first edition was published in 1894.
This book is a perfect supplement for casual readers of Old English and scholars alike. It might also a must for etymologists who like to have the last word(!)
152 mm wide
228 mm tall
24 mm thick
It is an abuse of technology to reduce print to such miniscule size that it can't be printed properly, let alone interpreted with a magnifying glass. It is not "green" to produce shoddy goods that are not fit for purpose or human use. They wasted the recycled paper they used to make this book. Dictionaries should be well-made, like kitchen knives, to last a long time, to have sharp print, to be durable, to be free from defects. We are supposed to be advancing as a species. Distance-selling shoddy goods should be an international crime against humanity.
This book was hiding amongst the format/buying options for a (hopefully better) republication of the same old book: Medieval Academy reprints for teaching (MART: The Medieval Academy Reprints for Teaching) [Paperback] and has somehow stolen the 3 other reviews from this (hopefully better) book to praise itself! Look closely in the review headers!
I would still recommend it, but with that one reservation.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
No problems with the quality of the text in the copy i received- A Concise Anglo -Saxon Dictionary-J R Clark Hall. Read morePublished on 11 May 2014 by Lyns
This has been so helpful for writing various essays on Anglo-Saxon literature. Comprehensive and easy enough to navigate after you get used to there being a couple of extra... Read morePublished on 24 Mar. 2014 by Jessica
You cant have enough reference books, certainly not if your like me and love to learn about new things all the timePublished on 31 May 2013 by Richard Cafe
My niece was given this Anglo-Saxon dictionary as she deals in the giving of grants to help keep important and historic items in this country. Read morePublished on 17 Oct. 2012 by Annemasse