Alistair Campbell (academic)

Alistair Campbell (12 December 1907 – 5 February 1974) was a British academic who was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford, from October 1963 until his death. He was the editor of editions of the Old English poem "Battle of Brunanburh",[1] Æthelweard's Chronicon and Æthelwulf's De abbatibus. He was the author of Old English Grammar (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959 ISBN 0-19-811901-1). He translated the mediaeval Latin text, Encomium Emmae Reginae, into modern English for the first time, published in 1949. This was reprinted in 1998 by Cambridge University Press, with a supplementary introduction from Simon Keynes.

Campbell first drew the distinction between the classical and hermeneutic styles of late Roman and early medieval Latin.[2]


  1. ^ Treharne, Elaine M. (2004). Old and Middle English c.890-c.1400: an anthology. Wiley-Blackwell. p. 28.
  2. ^ Campbell, 1953; Lapidge, p. 105


  • Campbell, Alistair (1953). "Some Linguistic Features of Early Anglo-Latin Verse and its Use of Classical Models". Transactions of the Philological Society. Oxford, UK: Basil Blackwell. 11. ISSN 0079-1636.
  • Campbell, Alistair, ed. (1962). The Chronicle of Æthelweard. Edinburgh, UK: Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd. OCLC 245905467.
  • Lapidge, Michael (1993). Anglo-Latin Literature 900–1066. London, UK: The Hambledon Press. ISBN 1-85285-012-4.