Psalm-Poem and Psalter-Glosses: The Latin and Old English Psalter-Text Background to -Kentish Psalm 50-

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This comprehensive study explores the relationship between Old English translations of Latin psalters and a unique Old English verse paraphrase of psalm 50 containing Latin psalm-verses in its text. A date and place of composition for the -Kentish Psalm 50- can be proposed by comparing it with the vernacular vocabulary of the glossed psalter versions of psalm 50. Discussion of the Latin psalter-texts of psalm 50, the poem in its manuscript, the liturgical tradition of penance behind this psalm, and the lexical comparison ...

Psalm-Poem and Psalter-Glosses: The Latin and Old English Psalter-Text Background to -Kentish Psalm 50- 1992, Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften, New York

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