‘Æthelstan A’ and the rhetoric of rule

@article{Woodman2013thelstanAA,
  title={‘{\aE}thelstan A’ and the rhetoric of rule},
  author={David A. Woodman},
  journal={Anglo-Saxon England},
  year={2013},
  volume={42},
  pages={217 - 248}
}
  • D. Woodman
  • Published 1 December 2013
  • History
  • Anglo-Saxon England
Abstract In the years c. 928 to 935, sole responsibility for the production of Latin diplomas was entrusted to the royal draftsman known to modern scholarship as ‘Æthelstan A’. The documents he produced are entirely different from any previous example of the Anglo-Saxon diploma. Not only does he modify the very form of the diploma, but he writes in a Latin style that is marked by its sophistication, ostentation and learning, a kind of Latin that was a forerunner to the so-called ‘hermeneutic… 
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