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This book introduces students to the literature of Anglo-Saxon England, the period from 600-1066, in a collection of fifteen specially commissioned essays. The chapters are written by experts, but designed to be accessible to students who may be unfamiliar with Old English. The emphasis throughout is on placing texts in their contemporary context and suggesting ways in which they relate to each other and to the important events and issues of the time. With the help of maps and a chronological table of events the first chapters describe briefly the political, social and ecclesiastical history of the period and how poetry and prose in Latin and in the vernacular developed and flourished. A succinct account of Old English provides beginners with a handy guide to the rules of spelling, grammar and syntax. Subsequent chapters explore the range of Anglo-Saxon writing under different thematic headings. A final bibliography gives guidance on further reading.

Synopsis:

Ideal for students, this collection of 15 specially commissioned essays covers all aspects of Anglo-Saxon literature from 600-1066.

Synopsis:

This book introduces students to English Literature of the Anglo-Saxon period, from 600 to 1066, in a collection of fifteen specially commissioned essays.

Synopsis:

This book introduces students to the literature of Anglo-Saxon England, the period from 600 — 1066, in a collection of fifteen specially commissioned essays. The Companion is aimed at students encountering Old English Literature for the first time, and teachers who have no expertise in Old English but who require clear guidance in an unfamiliar field. The first chapters describe the political and social background to the period, the rules of Old English grammar and the way in which prose and poetry in Latin and in the vernacular developed and flourished. Subsequent chapters explore the range of Anglo-Saxon writing under different thematic headings. A final bibliography gives guidance on further reading.

Synopsis:

Ideal for students, this collection of fifteen specially commissioned essays covers all aspects of Anglo-Saxon literature from 600???1066.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 282-291) and index.

Table of Contents

List of contributors; Preface; Note on the text; 1. Anglo-Saxon society and its literature Patrick Wormald; 2. The Old English language Helmut Gneuss; 3. The nature of Old English verse D. G. Scragg; 4. The nature of Old English prose Janet Bately; 5. Germanic legend and Anglo-Saxon literature Roberta Frank; 6. Heroic ideals and Christian ethics Katherine O’Brien O’Keeffe; 7. Pagan survivals and popular belief John D. Niles; 8. Beowulf Fred C. Robinson; 9. Fatalism and the millenium Joseph B. Trahern, Jr; 10. Perceptions of transience Christine Fell; 11. Perceptions of eternity Milton McGatch; 12. Biblical literature: the Old Testament Malcolm Godden; 13. Biblical literature: the New Testament Barbara C. Raw; 14. The saintly life in Anglo-Saxon England Michael Lapidge; 15. The world of Anglo-Saxon learning Patrizia Lendinara; Further reading; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521377942
Editor:
Godden, Malcolm
Editor:
Lapidge, Michael
Editor:
Godden, Malcolm
Editor:
Malcolm, Godden
Editor:
Lapidge, Michael
Author:
Godden, Malcolm
Author:
Lapidge, Michael
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
England
Subject:
English literature
Subject:
Old english, ca. 450-1100
Subject:
Civilization, medieval, in literature
Subject:
Civilization, Anglo-Saxon, in literature.
Subject:
English literature -- Old English, ca. 450-1100.
Subject:
England Civilization To 1066.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
English literature--Old English, ca. 450-1100--History and criticism--Handbooks, manuals, etc
Subject:
Great Britain--History--Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066--Handbooks, manuals, etc
Subject:
England--Civilization--To 1066--Handbooks, manuals, etc
Subject:
Great Britain - History - Anglo-
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature
Series Volume:
9344
Publication Date:
19910531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 table 2 maps
Pages:
314
Dimensions:
8.92x5.87x.71 in. 1.12 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Ideal for students, this collection of 15 specially commissioned essays covers all aspects of Anglo-Saxon literature from 600-1066.
"Synopsis" by , This book introduces students to English Literature of the Anglo-Saxon period, from 600 to 1066, in a collection of fifteen specially commissioned essays.
"Synopsis" by , This book introduces students to the literature of Anglo-Saxon England, the period from 600 — 1066, in a collection of fifteen specially commissioned essays. The Companion is aimed at students encountering Old English Literature for the first time, and teachers who have no expertise in Old English but who require clear guidance in an unfamiliar field. The first chapters describe the political and social background to the period, the rules of Old English grammar and the way in which prose and poetry in Latin and in the vernacular developed and flourished. Subsequent chapters explore the range of Anglo-Saxon writing under different thematic headings. A final bibliography gives guidance on further reading.
"Synopsis" by , Ideal for students, this collection of fifteen specially commissioned essays covers all aspects of Anglo-Saxon literature from 600???1066.
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