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Fontes Anglo-Saxonici

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

Fontes Anglo-Saxonici: A Register of Written Sources Used by Authors in Anglo-Saxon England is intended to identify all written sources which were incorporated, quoted, translated or adapted anywhere in English or Latin texts which were written in Anglo-Saxon England (i.e. England to 1066), or by Anglo-Saxons in other countries.

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Palaeopathology and the origins and evolution of horse husbandry

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A collaborative, interdisciplinary project, rooted in archaeology and employing veterinary science to identify osteological differences between riding, traction and free-living horses, resulting from their different life-ways, in order to further our understanding of the origins and evolution of horse husbandry. Two analytical methods are employed:

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People in Place: families, households and housing in early modern London

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This project examines the crucial role of family and household in the social and economic transformations that took place in London in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Population growth, immigration, urbanisation, and commercialisation produced new patterns of sociability, gender relations, employment, and domestic lifestyle. The family was central to all these developments, but has been little studied in detail.

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European Critical Heritage : The Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe

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The Research Project documents fully the Continental reception of major British and Irish writers including Virginia Woolf, Lawrence Sterne, Jonathan Swift, Lord Byron, Jane Austen, Walter Scott, Henry James, James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, each of whom made powerful and innovatory contributions to a genre and style that came to dominate modern literature.

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Christianisation and state-formation in Northern and Central Europe c.900-c.1200

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We analysed the connection between religious change (Christianisation) and political change (the development of centralised power) in Scandinavia, Central Europe and Rus'. In all these areas the final conversion to Christianity was initiated from above. Yet there were also significant differences between the regions in how Christianisation and monarchy were linked. We composed a detailed questionnaire and included history, archaeology and art history in our analysis. Our aims were to compare the various areas, looking at both the primary sources and the national literature.

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The Shahnama Project

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Firdausi's Shahnama (Book of Kings), completed in eastern Iran in around A.D. 1010, is a work of mythology, history, literature and propaganda: a living epic poem that pervades and expresses many aspects of Persian culture. Thousands of manuscript copies of the text, the earliest dating from 1217, exist in libraries throughout the world. Many hundreds of these are illustrated with miniature paintings, some of them among the most magnificent masterpieces of Persian art.

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A revised and augmented edition of P H Sawyer's catalogue of Anglo-Saxon charters

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"Peter Sawyer’s Anglo-Saxon Charters: an Annotated List and Bibliography was first published in 1968. It provided a comprehensive, systematic and accurate guide to the entire corpus of charters, and immediately transformed the study of the subject. Charters were previously known by their numbers in the great nineteenth-century editions by Kemble (KCD) and Birch (BCS); now they are invariably known by their number in ‘Sawyer’, e.g. S 876. The revision and updating of Sawyer’s catalogue began in the early 1990s.

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The decipherment, description and online accessibility of 16,500 medieval Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic Genizah manuscripts

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The project deciphers, describes, and digitises the medieval manuscripts from the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Collection at Cambridge University Library. The project describes and digitises around 16,500 items, creates bibliographic information, publishes catalogues, and provides access to descriptions, bibliographic information, and images online. The project gives scholars of religion, language, literature, culture, and history greater opportunity to study material from the collection.

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Winsor & Newton Colourman's Manuscript Archive: Page-Image Database of Historic Recipes for Paint Making

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The Winsor & Newton nineteenth century recipe archive consists of handwritten recipe books, bound records of processes and shopfloor accounts (time and pricing for manufacturing their products), as well as miscellaneous details of daily operations from the company's beginnings in the early 1830s through to the beginning of the twentieth century.

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