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Beowulf

Author: R M Liuzza
Publisher: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada : Broadview Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: Broadview editions.
Edition/Format:   Book : Poetry : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R M Liuzza
ISBN: 9781554811137 1554811139
OCLC Number: 805879293
Language Note: Presents the poem Beowulf first in Old English, followed by the same text translated into modern English on the facing-page.
Notes: "The facing-page translation is accompanied in this edition by genealogical charts, historical summaries, and a glossary of proper names. Historical appendices include related legends, stories, and religious writings from both Christian and Anglo-Saxon traditions ... Appendices also include a generous sampling of other modern translations ... This new edition features an updated introduction and an expanded section of material on Christianity and paganism"--Cover page 4.
Description: 329 pages : 1 illustration ; 22 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Beowulf between Myth and History --
Beowulf between Song and Text --
Beowulf between Court and Cloister --
Beowulf between Old and Modern English --
A Note on the Text --
A Note to the Second Edition --
Reading Old English --
Beowulf --
Glossary of Proper Names --
Genealogies --
The Geatish-Swedish Wars --
Appendix A Characters Mentioned in Beowulf --
1. From Gregory of Tours, History of the Franks --
2. From the Liber Monstrorum --
3. From Alcuin, Letter to "Speratus" (797) --
4. West-Saxon Royal Genealogies --
a. From Asser, Life of King Alfred (893) --
b. From Æthelweard, Chronicle --
5."The Fight at Finnsburh" --
6. Widsith --
Appendix B Analogues to the Themes and Events in Beowulf --
1. From Grettissaga (c. 1300) --
a. The Fight in the Hall --
b. The Fight at the Falls --
2. From Saxo Grammaticus, Gesta Danorum --
3. From Snorri Sturluson, Heimskringla (c. 1223-35), Ynglinga saga --
4. From The Life of Saint Gildas --
5. From Blickling Homily 17 --
Appendix C Christians and Pagans --
1. Gregory the Great, Letter to Abbot Mellitus (601) --
2. From Bede the Venerable, Ecclesiastical History of the English People --
3. From St Boniface, Letters --
a. Letter 46 (c. 738) --
b. Letter 73 (c. 746) --
4. Wulfstan, On False Gods --
5. Laws against Paganism --
a. From Wulfstan, Canons of Edgar no. 16 --
b. From the Laws of Cnut, 1-5 --
Appendix D Contexts for Reading Beowulf --
1. Wulfstan, Sermo Lupi ad Anglos (1014) --
2.Ælfric, Life of St Edmund (c. 995) --
3. Vainglory (before c. 975) --
Appendix E Translations of Beowulf --
1. The History of the Manners, Landed Property, Government, Laws, Poetry, Literature, Religion and Language of the Anglo-Saxons (1805) / Sharon Turner --
2. Illustrations of Anglo-Saxon Poetry (1826) / John Josias Conybeare --
3.A Translation of the Anglo-Saxon Poem of Beowulf (1835) / J.M. Kemble --
4."Anglo-Saxon Literature," North American Review (1838) / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
5. Beowulf: An Epic Poem Translated from the Anglo-Saxon into English Verse (1849) / A. Diedrich Wackerbarth --
6. The Deeds of Beowulf (1892) / John Earle --
7. The Tale of Beowulf Sometime King of the Folk of the Weder Geats (1895) / A.J. Wyatt --
8. The Oldest English Epic (1909) / Francis B. Gummere --
9. Beowulf (1923) / William Ellery Leonard --
10. The Song of Beowulf (1923) / R.K. Gordon --
11. Beowulf (1940) / Charles W. Kennedy --
12. Beowulf (1952) / Edwin Morgan --
13. Beowulf (1963) / Burton Raffel --
14. Beowulf (1966) / E. Talbot Donaldson --
15. Beowulf (1968) / Kevin Crossley-Holland --
16. Beowulf (1973) / Michael Alexander --
17. Beowulf (1977) / Howell D. Chickering, Jr. --
18. Anglo-Saxon Poetry (1982) / S.A.J. Bradley --
19.A Readable Beowulf (1982) / Stanley B. Greenfield --
20. Beowulf (1988) / Ruth P.M. Lehmann --
21. Beowulf (1990) / Marc Hudson --
22. Beowulf (1991) / Frederick Rebsamen --
23. Beowulf (1999) / R.M. Liuzza --
24. Beowulf (2000) / Seamus Heaney.
Series Title: Broadview editions.
Other Titles: Beowulf.
Responsibility: facing page translation by R.M. Liuzza.

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