Roy Liuzza, a professor in the English department, has recently published Anglo-Saxon Prognostics: An Edition and Translation of Texts from London, British Library, MS Cotton Tiberius A.iii. (Boydell and Brewer). The book was supported by a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Medieval prognostic texts, the ancestors of modern almanacs, give insights into monastic life, medicine, pastoral care, the transformations of classical learning in the middle ages, and the complex interconnections between orthodox religion, popular belief, science and magic.
A specialist in Anglo-Saxon literature, culture, and society, Liuzza is the editor of the Old English Newsletter. Among his numerous books, articles, and editions, he is the author of Beowulf: a new verse translation (Broadview) and general editor of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature I: The Medieval Period (Broadview).
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