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The experience of education in Anglo-Saxon literature

Author: Irina Dumitrescu
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Series: Cambridge studies in medieval literature, 102.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Anglo-Saxons valued education yet understood how precarious it could be, alternately bolstered and undermined by fear, desire, and memory. They praised their teachers in official writing, but composed and translated scenes of instruction that revealed the emotional and cognitive complexity of learning. Irina Dumitrescu explores how early medieval writers used fictional representations of education to explore the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irina Dumitrescu
ISBN: 9781108416863 1108416861
OCLC Number: 1001801916
Description: xiii, 235 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Letters: Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People --
Prayer: Solomon and Saturn I --
Violence: Ælfric Bata's Colloquies --
Recollection: Andreas --
Desire: The life of St Mary of Egypt --
The ends of teaching.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in medieval literature, 102.
Responsibility: Irina Dumitrescu.

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This engaging study explores how early medieval writers reflected on the nature of education and the acquisition of wisdom. By studying representations of teaching and learning in five early English  Read more...

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