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A history of Old English literature

Author: R D Fulk; Christopher M Cain; Rachel S Anderson
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2005.
Series: Blackwell histories of literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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* Introduces Old English texts and considers their relation to Anglo--Saxon culture. * Responds to renewed emphasis on historical and cultural contexts in the field of medieval studies. * Treats  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R D Fulk; Christopher M Cain; Rachel S Anderson
ISBN: 1405121815 9781405121811
OCLC Number: 57246184
Description: viii, 346 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Anglo-Saxon England and its literature: a social history --
The chronology and varieties of Old English Literature --
Literature of teh Alfredian Period --
Homilies --
Saints' legends --
Biblical literature --
Liturgical and devotional texts --
Legal, scientific, and scholastic works --
Wisdom literature and lyric poetry --
Germanic legend and heroic lay --
Conclusion: making Old English new: Anglo-Saxonism and the cultural work of Old English literature.
Series Title: Blackwell histories of literature.
Responsibility: R.D. Fulk and Christopher M. Cain ; with a chapter on saints' legends by Rachel S. Anderson.

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