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Junius Manuscript


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One of the four major manuscripts containing Old English poetry, named after the editor Francis Junius who first printed it at Amsterdam in 1655, calling it ‘Caedmon the monk's poetical paraphrase of Genesis, etc.’. The biblical poetry in the manuscript (Genesis A and B, Exodus, Daniel, and Christ and Satan) continued to be associated with Caedmon for some time, but it is clear that they are unconnected with him.

Subjects: Literature.


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