Publications of the Richard Rawlinson Center
Publications of the Richard Rawlinson Center is a scholarly series of monographs and essay collections that present research on the history, literature, and material culture of early medieval England in its wider chronological and geographical context, including its links with the European continent and the Celtic world. The series places particular emphasis on the study of manuscripts.
Proposals or completed manuscripts to be considered for publication by Medieval Institute Publications should be sent to Erin Sweany (for literary studies) or Emily Winkler (for historical studies), acquisitions editors for the series, or the series editor, Lindy Brady, Edge Hill University. All proposals and submissions are evaluated by members of the International Advisory Board of the Center and undergo independent peer review.
Editorial board and special advisors
The series' editorial board and special advisors comprises:
- Lindy Brady, Edge Hill University, UK, Series Editor
- Thomas A. Bredehoft, Chancery Hill Books and Antiques, USA
- Kees Dekker, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, the Netherlands
- Nicole Guenther Discenza, University of South Florida, USA
- Helen Foxhall Forbes, Ca’ Foscari, University of Venice, Italy
- Susan Kim, Illinois State University, USA
- Rosalind Love, Robinson College, Cambridge University, England
Edited by Rebecca Hardie
Æthelflæd (ca. 870–918), political leader, military strategist and administrator of law, is one of the most important ruling women in English history. Despite her multifaceted roles and family legacy, however, her reign and relationship with other women in tenth-century England have never been the subject of a book-length study. This interdisciplinary collection of essays redresses a notable hiatus in scholarship of early medieval England. Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians, and Women in Tenth-Century England argues for a reassessment of women’s political, military, literary and domestic agency. It invites deeper reflection on the female kinships, networks and communities that give meaning to Æthelflæd’s life, and through this shows how medieval history can invite new engagements with the past.
ISBN: 978-1-50151-761-7 (clothbound), 978-1-50151-242-1 (PDF), 978-1-50151-225-4 (EPUB), © 2023
By Colin A. Ireland
This ground-breaking study displays the transformations created by the growth of vernacular literatures and bilingual intellectual cultures. Gaelic missionaries and educational opportunities helped shape the Northumbrian “Golden Age,” its manuscripts, and hagiography and the writings of Aldhelm and Bede.
ISBN: 978-1-50152-028-0 (clothbound), 978-1-50151-387-9 (PDF), 978-1-50151-393-0 (EPUB), © 2022
By Megan Elizabeth Hartman
This book traces the development of hypermetric verse in Old English and compares it to the cognate traditions of Old Norse and Old Saxon. The study illustrates the inherent flexibility of the hypermetric line and shows how poets were able to manipulate this flexibility in different contexts for different practical and rhetorical purposes. This analysis shows what degree of control the poets had over the traditional alliterative line, what effects they were able to produce with various stylistic choices, and how attention to poetic style aids literary analysis.
ISBN: 978-1-50151-832-4 (clothbound), 978-1-50151-368-8 (PDF), 978-1-50151-355-8 (EPUB) © 2020
Edited E. J. Christie
This interdisciplinary volume collects original essays in literary criticism and literary theory, philology, codicology, metrics, and art history. Composed by prominent scholars in Anglo-Saxon studies, these essays honor the depth and breadth of Patrick W. Conner’s influence in our discipline. As a scholar, teacher, editor, administrator and innovator, Pat has contributed to Anglo-Saxon studies for four decades. It is hard to say which of his legacies is most profound.
ISBN: 978-1-58044-782-2 (clothbound), 978-3-11066-306-0 (PDF), 978-3-11066-290-2 (EPUB) © 2020
By Kate Thomas
An examination of the creation of complex devotional programs in late Anglo-Saxon manuscripts, which were the forerunners of the Special Offices. This is demonstrated through close readings of prayer collections for liturgical feasts, the canonical Hours, prayer before the Cross, private confession, and prayers for protection and healing.
ISBN: 978-1-58044-361-6 (clothbound), 978-3-11066-195-8 (PDF), 978-3-11066-049-4 (EPUB) © 2020
By Ruth Wehlau
This collection of essays examines the motifs of darkness, depression, and descent in both literal and figurative manifestations within a variety of Anglo-Saxon texts, including the Old English Consolation of Philosophy, Beowulf, Guthlac, The Junius Manuscript, The Wonders of the East, and The Battle of Maldon. It investigates the connection between the burgeoning interest in trauma studies and darkness and the representation of the mind or of emotional experience in Anglo-Saxon literature.
ISBN 978-1-58044-367-8 (clothbound), 978-3-11-066197-2 (PDF) © 2019
By Rhonda L. McDaniel
"The Third Gender" considers Ælfric of Eynsham's treatment of gender as he translates Latin monastic saints' Lives for his Anglo-Saxon lay audience.
ISBN 978-1-58044-309-8 (clothbound), 978-1-58044-310-4 (PDF) © 2018
Edited by Adam Cohen
Deshman wove together a dense and tightly structured nexus of Early Christian, Carolingian, Anglo-Saxon and Ottonian manuscript illuminations, ivories, textiles, mosaics and wall paintings on the one hand, and contemporary exegetical, liturgical and political writings on the other.
ISBN 978-1-58044-121-6 (clothbound), 978-1-58044-122-3 (paperback) © 2010
Anglo-Saxon Books and Their Readers: Essays in Celebration of Helmut Gneuss's "Handlist of Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts"
Edited by Thomas N. Hall and Donald Scragg
The collection opens with Gneuss's Rawlinson Center lecture, delivered just a few months prior to the publication of the "Handlist." The lecture is followed by six essays that examine the scribes, contents, circumstances of production and intended uses of selected manuscripts from the late Anglo-Saxon period and investigate the fates of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts at the hands of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century antiquaries.
ISBN 978-1-58044-137-7 (clothbound), 978-1-58044-138-4 (paperback–out of print) © 2008
Edited by Catherine E. Karkov and Helen Damico
The essays offered to Professor Cramp in this volume, while varied in subject, discipline and methodological approach, center on interpretations of the material world, whether that materiality appears in literature, in stone or in the artifacts removed from an archaeological dig.
ISBN 978-1-58044-110-0 (clothbound) © 2008
Edited by Rebecca Barnhouse and Benjamin C. Withers
Its over four hundred images make this manuscript (Cotton Claudius B. iv) one of the most extensively illustrated books to survive from the early Middle Ages and preserve evidence of the creativity of the Anglo-Saxon artist and his knowledge of other important early medieval picture cycles.
ISBN 1-58044-024-X (clothbound), 1-58044-050-9 (paperback) © 2000
Edited by Timothy Graham
The eight essays in this collection consider major aspects of the progress of Anglo-Saxon studies from their Tudor beginnings until their coming of age in the second half of the seventeenth century.
ISBN 1-58044-013-4 (clothbound) © 2000, 1-58044-014-2 (paperback)© 2000