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Anglo-Saxon Prognostics, 900-1100 by Chardonnens, L.S.

By Chardonnens, L.S.

This ebook deals an research of the prestige and serve as of the Anglo-Saxon prognostics of their manuscript context, a examine in their advent to and transmission in Anglo-Saxon England, and, for the 1st time, a complete version of prognostics in previous English and Latin

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Wind prognostics, 9. sunshine prognostics; VII (1912b) 10. brontologies, 11. year prognoses, 12. (non-prognostic) calendar verses, 13. weekday birth prognostics; VIII (1912c) 14. birth lunaries, 15. illness lunaries, 16. bloodletting lunaries, 17. agenda lunaries, 18. Apuleian Spheres; IX (1916) 19. alphabetical dreambook. 90 Förster (1925-26, 1929). 91 Förster (1944). He also edited a Welsh dreambook, and two Welsh redactions of the Sortes Sanctorum (Förster 1921, 1936). PROG NOSTICS DEFINED 23 vours in the field of the Anglo-Saxon prognostics testify to his pioneering interest in a comparative study of the genre.

A horoscope; a group of prognostications based upon time of birth, deter38 Gneuss (2001: 177, 162, 172, 180). Hollis and Wright (1992: 257-58). 40 Hollis and Wright (1992: 263). A similar system is used by Epe (1995: 56-64). 41 Liuzza (2001: 183-90). 42 Braswell (1978, 1984), Keiser (1998, 2004), Means (1992, 1993), Mooney (1994, 1998), Taavitsainen (1987, 1988, 1994), Taavitsainen and Pahta (2004), Voigts (1984, 1986, 1994, 1995), Voigts and Kurtz (2000). 39 14 CHAPTER ONE mining destiny... 43 The system devised by Means is practicable if one is not content simply to list the prognostic genres individually, and it is a pity that this classification has not been acknowledged more often in recent scholarship on the prognostics.

88 Förster explored the sources of Old English prognostics and was able to supply Latin analogues for many of the texts edited by Cockayne and Assmann. 91 Förster’s training in comparative, Germanic, Celtic and Romance philology is evident from his choice of sources and analogues in these articles: from early Latin prognostics to modern almanacs, from classical and Byzantine Greek to a wide range of sources in European vernaculars. Förster edited most of the Old English prognostics. 364). 88 Förster (1903).

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