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dc.contributor.authorGarner, Lori Anneng
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Kayla M.eng
dc.contributor.authorCrimmins, Chuckeng
dc.contributor.authorUnderhill, Richardeng
dc.date.issued2011-10eng
dc.descriptionInscribed in the margins of an eleventh-century manuscript1 of Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People and crowded beneath a Latin prayer is a brief bit of advice for beekeepers in the event of a swarm (ymbe), a natural phenomenon in which a substantial portion of an older bee colony migrates en masse with a queen to establish a new colony. The following analysis of this enigmatic text has been inspired largely by three features central to John Miles Foley's vast body of work: interdisciplinarity, collaboration, and comparative research. While the eight lines of alliterative verse that constitute the greater portion of this swarm charm have assured its standing within canonical Old English literature, its insights into traditional apiary practices of Anglo-Saxon England make it equally appropriate subject matter for studies in folklore or even animal science. It is precisely such unlikely intersections that have long served as foci for the transdisciplinary work of John Foley, and it is thus that we now choose it as the subject of analysis for a volume in his honor.2eng
dc.descriptionIssue title: Festschrift for John Miles Foley. This article belongs to a special issue of Oral Tradition published in honor of John Miles Foley's 65th birthday and 2011 retirement. The surprise Festschrift, guest-edited by Lori and Scott Garner entirely without his knowledge, celebrates John's tremendous impact on studies in oral tradition through a series of essays contributed by his students from the University of Missouri-Columbia (1979-present) and from NEH Summer Seminars that he has directed (1987-1996). Quotation marks removed to ensure alphabetical order. Title difference as follows; "A Swarm in July" : Beekeeping Perspectives on the Old English Wid Ymbe Charmeng
dc.format.extent24 pageseng
dc.identifier.citationOral Tradition, 26/2 (2011): 355-376.eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/65405
dc.languageEnglisheng
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dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.titleA swarm in July : Beekeeping perspectives on the Old English Wid Ymbe charmeng
dc.typeArticleeng


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