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Laurence Nowell's Old English Legal Glossary And His Study Of Quadripartitus

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A reviewer of Felix Liebermanns monograph about the Quadripartitus praised Liebermanns care, learning and intelligence in his approach to early English legal materials. This chapter examines an overlooked piece of evidence for Nowells study of Quadripartitus: his brief legal glossary on the flyleaf of his copy of Richard Howlets (or Huloets) Abcedarium Anglico-Latinum. The Abcedariums glossary demonstrates Nowells continued attention to manuscripts of this crucial text, and reveals that he saw the copy of Quadripartitus in London, British Library Cotton Titus A.XXVIIthe most complete version. Quadripartitus often includes Old English words or phrases as technical terms, frequently with a Latin translation or explanation. Nowells glossary of legal terms matches the Titus manuscript more closely than any other manuscript of the Quadripartitus.

Keywords: Abcedarium Anglico-Latinum; Felix Liebermann; Laurence Nowell; Old English words; Quadripartitus



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