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This is a major new reader of Old English, the language spoken by the Anglo-Saxons before the Norman Conquest. Designed both for beginning and for more advanced students, it breaks new ground in two ways, first in its range of texts, and second in the degree of annotation it offers. The fifty-six prose and verse texts include the established favourites such as The Battle of Maldon and King Alfred's Preface to his Pastoral Care, but also others which have not before been readily available, such as a complete Easter homily, Aelfric's life of Saint Aethelthryth and all forty-six Durham proverbs. Headnotes establish the literary and historical contexts for the works that are represented, and reflect the rich cultural variety of Anglo-Saxon England. Modern English word glosses and explanatory notes are provided on the same page as the text. Other features include a reference grammar and a comprehensive glossary.

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This is a major new reader of Old English, designed both for beginning and for more advanced students. It breaks new ground, first in its broad and unusual range of verse and prose texts, and second in the degree of same-page annotation it offers, plus reference grammar and glossary.

Synopsis:

This is a major new reader of Old English, the language spoken by the Anglo-Saxons before the Norman Conquest. Designed both for beginning and for more advanced students, it breaks new ground, first in its range of texts, and second in the degree of annotation it offers. The fifty-six prose and verse texts include established favourites and some less familiar works. Headnotes, modern English word glosses and explanatory notes occur on the same page. Other features include a reference grammar and a comprehensive glossary.

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A major new reader of Old English, with fifty-six annotated texts, grammar and glossary.

Synopsis:

The fifty-six prose and verse texts in this major new reader of Old English, the language spoken by the Anglo-Saxons before the Norman Conquest, include established favorites such as The Battle of Maldon and King Alfred's Preface to his Pastoral Care. It also includes some less familiar works. Modern English word glosses and explanatory notes are on the same page of the text. Other features include a reference grammar and a comprehensive glossary. The Reader is designed for undergraduate and advanced students.

About the Author

Richard Marsden is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Nottingham, where he teaches Old English, Anglo-Saxon studies and the history of the English language. In addition to numerous articles on Old English literature and language, he has published The Text of the Old Testament in Anglo-Saxon England (Cambridge University Press, 1995).

Table of Contents

Introduction: the writing and pronunciation of Old English; The texts: 1. Teaching and learning (ten texts); 2. Keeping a record (nine texts); 3. Spreading the word (nine texts); 4. Example and exhortation (nine texts); 5. Telling tales (seven texts); 6. Reflection and lament (12 texts); Manuscripts and emendations; Reference grammar; Glossary; Guide to terms; Index of people, places and topics.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521454261
Author:
Marsden, Richard
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Marsden, Richard C. J.
Author:
Orchard, Andrew P. M.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
English language
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Anglo-saxons
Subject:
General History
Subject:
English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100.
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
532
Dimensions:
9.08x6.21x1.55 in. 3.14 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This is a major new reader of Old English, designed both for beginning and for more advanced students. It breaks new ground, first in its broad and unusual range of verse and prose texts, and second in the degree of same-page annotation it offers, plus reference grammar and glossary.
"Synopsis" by , This is a major new reader of Old English, the language spoken by the Anglo-Saxons before the Norman Conquest. Designed both for beginning and for more advanced students, it breaks new ground, first in its range of texts, and second in the degree of annotation it offers. The fifty-six prose and verse texts include established favourites and some less familiar works. Headnotes, modern English word glosses and explanatory notes occur on the same page. Other features include a reference grammar and a comprehensive glossary.
"Synopsis" by , A major new reader of Old English, with fifty-six annotated texts, grammar and glossary.
"Synopsis" by , The fifty-six prose and verse texts in this major new reader of Old English, the language spoken by the Anglo-Saxons before the Norman Conquest, include established favorites such as The Battle of Maldon and King Alfred's Preface to his Pastoral Care. It also includes some less familiar works. Modern English word glosses and explanatory notes are on the same page of the text. Other features include a reference grammar and a comprehensive glossary. The Reader is designed for undergraduate and advanced students.
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