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British Writer Joseph Bosworth’s Dictionary of the Anglo-Saxon Language (1838) and the Development of Anglo-Saxon Studies
Dabney Bankert, James Madison University

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“Benjamin Thorpe’s Influence on Joseph Bosworth’s A Dictionary of the Anglo-Saxon Language,” Old (Book Section)
Title: “Benjamin Thorpe’s Influence on Joseph Bosworth’s A Dictionary of the Anglo-Saxon Language,” Old
Author: Dabney A. Bankert
Editor: Lindy Brady
Abstract: This essay examines the extensive influence of Benjamin Thorpe's Anglo-Saxon publications on Joseph Bosworth's Anglo-Saxon dictionary projects between 1830-1860, and it traces evidence of the puzzling relationship between the two men and between Bosworth and Thorpe's impoverished widow after his death.
Year: 2016
Access Model: book
Publisher: Arizona Center for Medieval Studies
Book Title: Old English Tradition: Essays in Honor of J.R. Hall

“Defining the Anglo-Saxon World: The Making of Joseph Bosworth’s Dictionary” (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: “Defining the Anglo-Saxon World: The Making of Joseph Bosworth’s Dictionary”
Abstract: Of all the misconceptions we hold about the making of Joseph Bosworth’s Anglo-Saxon dictionary, one of the most tenacious is that Bosworth, like Samuel Johnson, was its “author.” In fact, he was a dedicated opportunist with an entrepreneurial flair for enlisting the talents of scores of scholars, antiquarians, and gentlemanly lexical dabblers. Two men to whom he owes uniquely significant debts?Joseph Webb and C.H. Stahl?have remained virtually if not entirely unknown; examining their contributions raises important questions about a mythology of the dictionary’s origins disseminated by nineteenth-century reviews and obituaries.
Author: Dabney A. Bankert
Date: 10/26/2015
Location: University of Toronto, Centre for Medieval Studies and the Dictionary of Old English, Toronto
Primary URL: http://www.pims.ca/academics/calendar-of-events/event/lecture-defining-the-anglo-saxon-world-the-making-of-joseph-bosworth-s-dictionary-
Primary URL Description: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies Calendar, University of Toronto
Secondary URL: http://www.doe.utoronto.ca/pages/report.html
Secondary URL Description: Progress Report, Dictionary of Old English 2015-2016


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