List of Illustrations. List of Contributors. Preface. List of Abbreviations. The Encyclopaedia Entries. Appendix: Rulers of the English, c. 450--1066. Index of Contributors. Classified Index of Headwords.
Michael Lapidge is Notre Dame Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. John Blair is Fellow in History at The Queena s College, Oxford. Simon Keynes is Erlington and Bosworth Professor of Anglo--Saxon at the University of Cambridge. Donald Scragg is Professor of Anglo--Saxon Studies at the University of Manchester.
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