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Dorothy Whitelock (1901–1982)

Teoksen The Beginnings of English Society tekijä

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Sweet’s Anglo-Saxon Reader in Prose and Verse (1876) — Toimittaja, eräät painokset374 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Beowulf: A Prose Translation [Norton Critical Edition, 1st ed.] (1975) — Avustaja — 372 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Barbarian Invasions: Catalyst of a New Order (1970) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta

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Kanoninen nimi
Whitelock, Dorothy
Syntymäaika
1901-11-11
Kuolinaika
1982-08-14
Sukupuoli
female
Kansalaisuus
UK
Syntymäpaikka
Leeds, Yorkshire, England, UK
Kuolinpaikka
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Asuinpaikat
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Koulutus
Newnham College, University of Cambridge (BA|1924|Litt.D|1950)
Ammatit
lecturer (in Old English)
historian
scholar
translator
professor
Suhteet
Tolkien, J. R. R. (colleague)
Hughes, Kathleen (colleague)
Organisaatiot
St Hilda's College, University of Oxford (Lecturer in Old English)
Newnham College, University of Cambridge (Elrington and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon)
Viking Society
English Place-Name Society
Society of English Archaeology
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Fellow, British Academy (1956)
Sir Israel Gollancz Prize (1951)
Fellow, Royal Historical Society (1930)
Fellow, Society of Antiquaries of London (1945)
Commander, Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (1964)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Dorothy Whitelock was born in Leeds, England, and proved to be an excellent student. At age 20, she went up to Cambridge University, where she studied history and philology. Her specialty became studies of Anglo-Saxon poetry and history. In 1930, she published a translation and commentary on 39 Anglo-Saxon wills and became a lecturer at Oxford University. Like many female scholars of her era, Dorothy Whitelock was shut out of several important academic posts considered more suitable for men. However, she persevered in her scholarship and writing and produced a series of notable works, including her most famous book, English Historical Documents (1955). The majority of her works are considered the gold standard in the field. Her talents and achievements were finally recognised in 1956, when she was elected a fellow of the British Academy. In 1957, she returned to Cambridge University as the Elrington and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon. Under her direction, the Department of Anglo-Saxon and Kindred Studies was taken out of the Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology and added to the Faculty of English, where it became the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic -- as it remains today.

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