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A history of Old English literature

Author: Michael Alexander
Publisher: Peterborough, Ont. : Broadview Press, ©2001.
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Provides an outstanding introduction to a difficult period of literary history. This volume provides a simple historical and cultural context for the study of the Anglo-Saxons, and offers a history,  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Alexander, Michael, 1941-
History of Old English literature.
Peterborough, Ont. : Broadview Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2002511475
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Alexander
ISBN: 1551113228 9781551113227 9781459309869 1459309863
OCLC Number: 243566375
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 299 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1: Perspectives --
What has survived --
Songs and scribes --
The end of heathenism --
The languages of Britain --
2: England 449-1066: a sketch --
Old English --
Conquest --
Conversion --
Sutton Hoo and warrior society --
Conversion and accommodation --
Bede's Northumbria --
Theodore and a learned church --
Wessex --
The Benedictine revival --
3: Heroic poetry including Beowulf --
The heroic ethos --
Germanic heroic poetry --
Versification --
Poetic diction --
Formulaic composition --
The uses of poetry --
Beowulf --
4: The world's wonder: riddles --
Riddles --
Verse wisdom --
5. Bede and Cædmon --
The ecclesiastical history --
Cædmon --
6: The poetic elegies --
Wanderer and Seafarer --
Other elegies --
7: Alfred and old English prose --
The Anglo-Saxon chronicle --
Books most needful --
8: Verse of the Christian establishment --
Saints' lives: Andreas --
Elene --
Christ --
The dream of the Rood --
9: The Benedictine revival --
Aelfric's Colloquy --
Aelfric's homilies --
Wulfstan --
Verse of the tenth century --
The battle of Maldon --
10: Afterwards: Old and middle --
Late prose.
Responsibility: Michael Alexander.
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