Ed. by Lenker, Ursula / Kornexl, Lucia
Aims and Scope
In this volume, Anglo-Saxon scholars from different disciplines – Old English and Anglo-Latin literature and linguistics, palaeography, history, runology, numismatics and archaeology – explore what are here called ‘micro-texts’, i.e. very short pieces of writing constituting independent, self-contained texts. Such texts have survived in large numbers from the Anglo-Saxon period on all kinds of materials (e.g. parchment, stone, garments or coins), in the form of epigraphic inscriptions in runes and/or the Latin alphabet, or – in manuscripts – as colophons, scribbles or various kinds of notes or glosses. For the first time, these micro-texts are here studied in their forms and communicative functions, their pragmatics and performativity.