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The vernacular in Anglo-Saxon charters: expansion and innovation in ninth-century England

Gallagher, Robert (2018) The vernacular in Anglo-Saxon charters: expansion and innovation in ninth-century England. Historical Research, 91 (252). pp. 205-235. ISSN 0950-3471. (doi:10.1111/1468-2281.12224) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article offers a systematic analysis of the earliest uses in charters of the Anglo?Saxon vernacular, Old English, for purposes other than describing the geographic landscape. By doing so, the article draws attention to the dynamism of documentary culture in the first half of the ninth century and it argues that several of the developments of the period are best understood when considered from an international perspective. Adding nuance and detail to our view of ninth?century Anglo?Saxon literary activity, this investigation has significant implications for our understanding of early medieval literacy, language choice and uses of the written word.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/1468-2281.12224
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: James Farley
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2019 16:11 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 12:21 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/72339 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Gallagher, Robert: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9862-0950
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