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Author: Jeffrey Helterman; Jerome Mitchell; Gale Research Inc.
Publisher: Detroit : Gale Research, ©1994.
Series: Dictionary of literary biography, v. 146.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Entries cover a millennium of literary activity, from the coming of the Angles and the Saxons to England in 449 to about the year 1500. Reflects the multilingual nature of literature of the British Isles during the Middle Ages as well as the importance of Latin during the Old English period.
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Genre/Form: Bio-bibliography
Biography
Dictionaries
Biography Dictionaries
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Old and Middle English literature.
Detroit : Gale Research, ©1994
(DLC) 94022381
(OCoLC)30783348
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Helterman; Jerome Mitchell; Gale Research Inc.
ISBN: 9780810357075 0810357070
OCLC Number: 320302043
Notes: "A Bruccoli Clark Layman book."
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 550 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Old English Literature : An Introduction --
Old English Writers --
Elfric (circa 955-circa 1010) --
King Alfred (849-899) --
Bede (circa 673-735) --
Caedmon (flourished 658-680) and The Caedmon School (circa 660-899) --
Cynewulf (circa 770-840) --
Old English Works --
"The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle" (circa 890-1154) --
"The Battle of Maldon" (circa 1000) --
"Beowulf" (circa 900-1000 or 790-825) --
"The Blickling Homilies (circa 971) --
"The Germanic Epic and Old English Heroic Poetry: Widsith, Waldere, and The Fight at Finnsburg" --
"Judith" (circa 930) --
"The Old English Riddles " (8th --
10th centuries) --
"The Wanderer and The Seafarer (circa 970) --
Middle English Literature: An Introduction --
Middle English Writers --
John Barbour (circa 1316-1395) --
Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-1400) --
William Dunbar (circa 1460- circa 1522) --
"The Gawain-Poet" (flourished circa 1350-1400) --
Geoffrey of Monmouth (circa 110-1155) --
John Gower (circa 1330-1408) --
Robert Henryson (1420's or 1430's --
circa 1505) --
Walter Hilton (died 1396) --
Thomas Hoccleve (circa 1368 --
circa 1437) --
Julian of Norwich (1342- circa 1420) --
Margery Kempe (circa 1373-1438) --
William Langland (circa 1330-circa 1400) --
Lazamon (flourished circa 1200) --
John Lydgate (circa 1370-1450) --
Sir Thomas Malory (circa 1400-1410 --
1471) --
Sir John Mandeville (mid 14th century) -Robert Mannyng (flourished 1303-1338) --
Dan Michel of Northgate (circa 1265- circa 1340) -John Mirk (died after 1414?) --
Richard Rolle (circa 1290-1300 --
1349) -John Trevisa (circa 1342- circa 1402) --
Thomas Usk (died 1388) --
Robert ("Maistre") Wace (circa 1100- circa 1175) --
John Wyclif (circa 1335 --
1384) --
Middle English Works --
"The Alliterative Morte Arthure " and the "Stanzaic Morte Arthur" (circa 1350-1400) --
"Ancrene Riwle (circa 1200-1225) --
"Ancrene Riwle" (circa 1200-1225) --
"The Breton Lays" (1300-early 15th century) -" The Castle of Perseverance (circa 1400-1425) --
"The Chester Plays (circa 1505-1532: revisions until 1575) --
"Cursor Mundi (circa 1300) --
"The Matter of England" (1240-1400) --
"The Matter of Rome" (early 12th -late 15th century) --
"The Middle English Lyric" (12th-15th century) --
Morality Plays: "Mankind" (circa 1450-1500) and "Everyman" (circa 1500) -" N-Town Plays" (circa 1468-early 16th century) --
"The Owl and the Nightingale" (circa 1189-1199) --
"The Paston Letters" (1422-1509) --
"The South English Legendary: (circa 13th-15th centuries) --
"The Towneley Plays (15th and 16th centuries) --
"The York Cycle" (circa 1376 -circa 1569) --
Appendixes --
"The English Language: 410 to 1500" --
The Celtic Background to Medieval English Literature --
Anglo-Norman Literature in the Development of Middle English Literature.
Series Title: Dictionary of literary biography, v. 146.
Responsibility: edited by Jeffrey Helterman and Jerome Mitchell.

Abstract:

Entries cover a millennium of literary activity, from the coming of the Angles and the Saxons to England in 449 to about the year 1500. Reflects the multilingual nature of literature of the British Isles during the Middle Ages as well as the importance of Latin during the Old English period.

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