Bede’s Song of Songs

Oh look what showed up in my mailbox yesterday! I've been asking after this translation for years and now it's here. I wish I had the time now to dive in; I'm sure I won't be able to resist dipping in a little. Along with the first modern translation of Bede's Commentary on the Song... Continue Reading →


Bede’s Book of Hymns II

In my continuing quest to learn more about 8-9th century breviate psalters I've came across a couple interesting papers: Thomas H Bestul (1986) "Continental Sources of Anglo-Saxon Devotional Writing" p. 103-126 in Sources of Anglo-Saxon Culture. P Szarmach with V. Oggins, eds. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications. Leslie Webber Jones. (1929) "Cologne MS.106: A Book... Continue Reading →

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