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Poems and prose from the Old English

Author: Alexandra Hennessey Olsen; Burton Raffel
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1998.
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Hennessey Olsen; Burton Raffel
ISBN: 0300069944 9780300069945 0300069952 9780300069952
OCLC Number: 37180856
Description: xxv, 225 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Poetry. Prosody and style. Poetry : elegies. The wanderer --
The seafarer --
A woman's lament --
Wulf and Eadwacer --
The husband's message --
Deor --
The ruin. Poetry : heroic poems. Judith --
Elene --
The Battle of Finnsburh --
The Battle of Brunanburh --
Anglo-Saxon chronicle : A.D. 975 --
The Battle of Maldon. Poetry : religious poems. Caedmon's hymn --
Bede's death song : a paraphrase --
The dream of the rood --
Christ I : twelve Advent lyrics --
Genesis A : Abraham and Isaac --
Genesis B --
The phoenix. Poetry : wisdom poetry. Riddle 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 33, 44, 45, 47, 57, 60, 66, 87 --
Maxims I --
The fortunes of men --
Physiologus --
Charms for bewitched land. Prose. Paternoster --
Old English prose. Prose : historical prose. The Anglo-Saxon chronicle. A.D. 449 ; A.D. 754 ; A.D. 793. Prose : testamentary and legal prose. Old English wills. King Alfred's will ; Elfgifu's will ; Ealdorman Elfheah's will ; Ethelfleda's will ; Wulfwaru's will ; Ealdorman Ethelwold's will --
Old English laws. King Alfred's laws : excerpts ; Judgment by ordeal ; King Alfred's treaty with King Guthrum of Denmark. Prose : religious prose. King Alfred's preface to Gregory's Dialogues --
Aelfric's sermon for December 27, on the Assumption of Saint John the Apostle --
Aelfric's preface to his translation of Genesis --
Sermo lupi, the wolf's sermon --
The harrowing of hell. Prose : social and instructional prose. Excerpts from the Old English translation of the Ecclesiastical history of the English people / Bede --
King Alfred's preface to a presentation copy of a translation of Saint Gregory the Great's Cura pastoralis, pastoral care --
King Alfred's preface to Blossom-gatherings from Saint Augustine --
Aelfric's dialogues (colloquies). Prose : medical and magical prose. Eight charms.
Other Titles: Poems from the Old English.
Responsibility: translated by Burton Raffel ; edited by Alexandra H. Olsen and Burton Raffel ; introductions by Alexandra H. Olsen.

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