Text and gloss

Studies in insular language and literature

Helen Conrad-O'Briain Anne-Marie D'Arcy & John Scattergood editors

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ISBN: 1-85182-443-X
February 1999. 224pp.

Text and Gloss casts a wide net across the study and creation of texts and the appropriation and application of Mediterranean culture in Anglo-Saxon England and early Christian Ireland. The sum of its parts is a sense of the lively scholarship and creativity of the so-called Insular dark ages. The studies, while largely literary and linguistic in character, connect texts with archaeology, theology, women’s studies and historical psychology.