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The Wonders can be found in three extant manuscripts from the 11th and 12th centuries.

Nowell Codex

The text of the book combine coddex travel diary with natural history essays. Fantastical and barbaric people are also mentioned, for example, the Donestre race of cannibals, the Homodubii half human and half donkey creatures, and the panottiwith their fan-like ears, which they sleep on and with which they cover themselves. But he offers no explanation for the condition of the first two pages.

The Wonders of the East is an Anglo-Saxon contribution to the mirabilia genre, “literature in which a traveler in foreign lands describes exotic sights in a letter home.

The volume was heavily damaged in when a fire partially destroyed the Cotton library. Return to the Shieldlands. GeekGold Bonus for All Supporters at year’s end: One theory which has gained considerable currency is that the compiler s saw a thematic link: Views Read Edit View history.

monsrorum Die Texte des Buches codrx ein Reisetagebuch mit naturkundliche Abhandlungen. Recent editions have specified a probable date in the decade after The Wonders of the East is found in three manuscripts. It describes a variety of odd, magical and barbaric creatures that inhabit Eastern regions, such as BabylonPersiaEgyptand India. In Bjork, Robert E. The manuscript is located within the British Library with the rest of the Cotton collection. University of Nebraska Press.


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A careful copy of the poem with only occasional errors, Junius’ transcription preserves the text of the poem before it suffered fire damage. Retrieved from ” https: The damage to the Nowell Codex can be overcome to different degrees.

The first codex contains four works of Old English prose: Class Based Pilot, Wizard, Scientist, etc. Beowulf, Truth, and Meaning”. Nowell Codex Beowulf Judith. Retrieved 9 February Information about the fauna of Myranor, written as a journal of a natural scientist and big game hunter. Van Kirk Dobbie suggests the damage to the third of these pages was due to Beowulf being separated from Judith prior to the 17th century, and fol. It is most famous as the manuscript containing the unique copy of the epic poem Beowulf.

It has been your support, financial and otherwise, that has allowed this site to become what it is today. In his library, it was placed on the first shelf A as the 15th manuscript XV of the bookcase that had a bust of the Emperor Vitelliusgiving the collection its name.

The British Library Board. A new verse translation.

One scribe is believed to have copied The Passion of St. Ralf Berszuck Florian Don-Schauen.

Wonders of the East – Wikipedia

The Nowell Codex was written in two hands. Lastly, the Nowell Codex, in Old English, contains only 32 images. In the Cotton Librarywhich housed this manuscript, caught on fire; therefore, the text almost did not survive and is slightly burned around the edges.


The three pages in bad shape mentioned above have been studied under ultraviolet light, and the resulting information has been published. This page was last edited on 4 Julyat The somewhat eclectic contents of this codex have led to much critical debate over why these particular works were chosen for inclusion. Learn More I supported because… “to name a few: Add a copy to your collection. Point Based allocate points to get skills, powers, etc. From the back of the core rulebook: In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Retrieved 11 February Columbia University,p. The images parallel the text, and provide a picture of monstrorjm described creatures. All three manuscripts are illustrated with fairly simple pictures. A Translation and Commentary ” Beowulf: A Beowulf Handbook Paperback.

Monstrormu of Toronto Press published Great wear on the final page of Beowulf and other manuscript factors such as wormhole patterns indicate Judith was not originally the last part of the manuscript, though it is in the same hand as the later parts of Beowulf. The Tiberius manuscript most intricately illustrates the 37 marvels described in both Latin and Old English.

In addition to this, it contains first a fragment of The Life of Saint Christopherthen the more complete texts Wonders of the East and Letters of Alexander to Aristotle, and, after Beowulfa poetic translation of Judith. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.