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A guide to Old English

Author: Bruce Mitchell; Fred C Robinson
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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A Guide to Old English is now the standard and most popular introduction to Old English language and literature. The fifth edition has been revised and corrected to take into account suggestions from teachers and students. The two most important new features are a substantial introduction to Old English metre (Appendix C of Part One) and the addition of Ælfric's account of Edmund King and Martyr to the prose  Read more...
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All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Mitchell; Fred C Robinson
ISBN: 0631166564 9780631166566 0631166572 9780631166573
OCLC Number: 22767546
Description: xviii, 376 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword to the fifth edition --
How to use this guide --
pt. 1. Preliminary remarks in the language ; Orthography and pronunciation ; Inflexions ; Word formation ; Syntax ; An introduction to Anglo-Saxon studies ; Select bibliography ; Appendix A: Strong verbs ; Appendix B: Some effects of i-Mutation ; Appendix C: Metre --
pt. 2. Prose and verse texts. Practice sentences ; Two Old Testament pieces ; A colloquy on the occupations ; Two characteristics prose works by Ælfric ; Alfred the Great's preface to his translation of Gregory's Pastoral care ; Cynewulf and Cyneheard ; Selections from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle ; Bede's account of the conversion of King Edwin ; Bede's account of the poet Cædmon ; The Goths and Boethius: prose and verse from the Introduction to King Alfred's Boethius translation ; (a)-(p) Riddles ; The Battle of Maldon ; The ruin ; The dream of the rood ; The wife's lament ; The wanderer ; The seafarer ; Four excerpts from Beowulf --
A note on the punctuation of Old English poetry --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Bruce Mitchell, Fred C. Robinson.

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The 5th edition of this standard text has been revised to incorporate suggestions from the users of previous editions. Important new features are an introduction to Old English metre in Part 1, and  Read more...

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