A History of Old English Literature

A History of Old English Literature

by Robert D. Fulk
     
 

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This revised edition of A History of Old English Literature draws extensively on the latest scholarship to have evolved over the last decade. The text incorporates additional material throughout, including two new chapters on Anglo-Saxon manuscripts and incidental and marginal texts.

  • This revised edition responds to the renewed historicism in

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This revised edition of A History of Old English Literature draws extensively on the latest scholarship to have evolved over the last decade. The text incorporates additional material throughout, including two new chapters on Anglo-Saxon manuscripts and incidental and marginal texts.

  • This revised edition responds to the renewed historicism in medieval studies
  • Provides wide-ranging coverage, including Anglo-Latin literature as well as non-canonical writings
  • Includes new chapters on manuscripts and on marginal and incidental texts
  • Incorporates expanded coverage of legal texts and scientific and scholastic texts, now treated in separate chapters
  • Demonstrates that the field of Anglo-Saxon studies is uniquely placed to contribute to current literary debates

Editorial Reviews

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"A new generation of students and their professors will undoubtedly apprecite the currency of what has proven to be a widely respected, comprehensive historical treatment of Old English literature." (Choice, 1 December 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118441121
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/06/2013
Series:
Blackwell History of Literature
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
504
File size:
2 MB

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“Revised to incorporate the latest developments, A History of Old English Literature remains as indispensable as ever. Its scholarship is up to date, its range comprehensive, its writing animated by a critical intelligence throughout. A new chapter on manuscripts, for example, responds to the field's recent turn to material contexts, and that attention begets a second new chapter on marginal texts like charms and cryptograms. An expanded discussion of legal texts, an updated bibliography, and many localized revisions will benefit everyone from beginning students to seasoned scholars.”—Daniel Donoghue, Harvard University 

Meet the Author

R. D. Fulk is Class of 1964 Chancellor’s Professor of English at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is the author of, among others, The Beowulf Manuscript (2010) and An Introduction to Middle English (2012) and co-author or editor of Eight Old English Poems (2001), A Grammar of Old English, Vol. 2: Morphology (2011), Klaeber’s Beowulf and the Fight at Finnsburg ( 4th edition, 2008), and The Old English Canons of Theodore (2012).

Christopher M. Cain is an associate professor of English at Towson University in Towson, Maryland.  He has published on Old English and Anglo-Latin in Studies in Philology, JEGP, Review of English Studies, and Philological Quarterly, among others.  He is the co-editor (with Geoffrey Russom) of Studies in the History of the English Language III—Managing Chaos: Strategies for Identifying Change in English (2007) and is a contributor to The Year’s Work in Old English Studies.

Rachel Anderson, is Associate Professor of English at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan 


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