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The Anglo-Saxon World introduces the Anglo-Saxons in their own words - their chronicles, laws and letters, charters and charms, and above all their magnificent poems. Most of the greatest surviving poems are printed here in their entirety: the reader will find the whole of Beowulf, The Battle of Maldon, and the haunting elegiac poems. Here is a word picture of a people who came to these islands as pagans, subscribing to the Germanic heroic code, and yet within 200 years had become Christian to such effect that England was the centre of missionary endeavour and, for a time, the heart of European civilisation.Kevin Crossley-Holland places the poems and prose in context with his skilful interpretation of the Anglo-Saxon world; his translations have been widely acclaimed, and of Beowulf Charles Causley has written 'the poem has at last found its translator'. The many illustrations draw on the splendours of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts and jewellery and a wealth of archaeological finds. KEVIN CROSSLEY-HOLLAND is a poet and writer who takes a particular interest in the middle ages and in traditional tale: in addition to his translations from the Anglo-Saxon, he is also the author of versions of the Norse myths.

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This book introduces the Anglo-Saxons in their own words - their chronicles, laws and letters, charters and charms, and above all their magnificent poems. Most of the greatest surviving poems are printed here in their entirety: the reader will find the whole of Beowulf, The Battle of Maldon, and the haunting elegiac poems. Here is a word picture of a people who came to these islands as pagans, subscribing to the Germanic heroic code, and yet within 200 years had become Christian to such effect that England was the centre of missionary endeavour and, for a time, the heart of European civilisation.

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Reissue with new introduction of hardback edition of classic anthology of Anglo-Saxon poetry and prose.

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A reissue with a new introduction of this hardback edition of classic anthology of Anglo-Saxon poetry and prose.

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ISBN:
9780851158853
Author:
Crossley-Holland, Kevin
Publisher:
Boydell Press
Location:
Woodbridge
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Middle ages
Subject:
English literature
Subject:
Anglo-saxons
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Edition Number:
New ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Volume:
961
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.68x6.34x1.11 in. 1.89 lbs.

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » Pre Tudor
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Medieval
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Medieval and Renaissance
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Travel » General

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Product details 304 pages Boydell Press - English 9780851158853 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This book introduces the Anglo-Saxons in their own words - their chronicles, laws and letters, charters and charms, and above all their magnificent poems. Most of the greatest surviving poems are printed here in their entirety: the reader will find the whole of Beowulf, The Battle of Maldon, and the haunting elegiac poems. Here is a word picture of a people who came to these islands as pagans, subscribing to the Germanic heroic code, and yet within 200 years had become Christian to such effect that England was the centre of missionary endeavour and, for a time, the heart of European civilisation.
"Synopsis" by , Reissue with new introduction of hardback edition of classic anthology of Anglo-Saxon poetry and prose.
"Synopsis" by , A reissue with a new introduction of this hardback edition of classic anthology of Anglo-Saxon poetry and prose.
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