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e-Onomastics: Words, Names, and History: Selected Writings of Cecily Clark

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I'll give this e-book a shout out, as it helped me with a dissertation about Anglo-Saxon names a few years ago.  Worth a look for medievalists.

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The Durham Book of Life Online - Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts

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As a general rule, most medieval manuscripts are the product of a single scribal campaign. There are of course exceptions, most notably books such as chronicles and cartularies which were sometimes added to over many generations.
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This is without doubt (to me) the most exciting name news of the year.

 

The Durham Liber Vitae has been digitised and is now available to view online:

http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Cotton_MS_Domitian_A_VII

 

It's a bit like a visitors' book for the monastic community at Durham. Most of the book consists of lists of thousands of names, from the Anglo-Saxon period to the sixteenth century, and it's very interesting to see historical events, such as visits from Scottish kings, the Scandinavian settlement, and the Norman conquest, showing themselves through the names.

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