The Anglo-Saxon World: An Anthology

The Anglo-Saxon World: An Anthology

by Kevin Crossley-Holland
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199538719

ISBN-13: 9780199538713

Pub. Date: 06/15/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Crossley-Holland--the widely acclaimed translator of Old English texts--introduces the Anglo-Saxons through their chronicles, laws, letters, charters, and poetry, with many of the greatest surviving poems printed in their entirety.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest

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Crossley-Holland--the widely acclaimed translator of Old English texts--introduces the Anglo-Saxons through their chronicles, laws, letters, charters, and poetry, with many of the greatest surviving poems printed in their entirety.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199538713
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/15/2009
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
478,202
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction x
Heroic Poems 1(22)
1. Deor
7(1)
2. The Finnesburh Fragment
8(1)
3. Waldere
9(2)
4. The Battle of Maldon
11(8)
5. The Battle of Brunanburh
19(4)
Laws 23(10)
6. The Laws of Wihtred
26(2)
7. Trial by Ordeal
28(1)
8. Canute's Letter to the People of England
29(4)
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 33(12)
9. Vortigern's Invitation (449); Cynewulf and Cyneheard (757); Fiery Dragons in Northumbria (793); Ashdown and Other Engagements (878); King Alfred and Guthrum (878); Stamford Bridge and Hastings (1066)
37(8)
Elegies 45(16)
10. The Wanderer
50(3)
11. The Seafarer
53(3)
12. The Wife's Lament
56(1)
13. The Husband's Message
57(2)
14. Wulf
59(1)
15. The Ruin
59(2)
Exploration 61(8)
16. Ohthere's Voyage to the White Sea
64(3)
17. Wulfstan's Visit to Estonia
67(2)
Epic 69(86)
18. Beowulf
74(81)
The Kingdom of God 155(22)
19. King Edwin's Council
159(2)
20. Caedmon's Vision
161(2)
21. Cuthbert's Death and Disinterment
163(10)
22. Bede on Himself
173(4)
Greetings in Christ 177(16)
23. from Pope Gregory I to Candidus
182(1)
24. from Boniface to Fulrad, Abbot of St Denis
182(2)
25. from Cuthbert, Abbot of Wearmouth, to Lul
184(1)
26. from Alcuin to Ethelred, King of Northumbria
185(4)
27. from Charlemagne to Offa, King of Mercia
189(2)
28. from Radbrod, Prior of St Samson's at Dol, to King AEthelstan
191(2)
Christian Poems 193(14)
29. Caedmon's Hymn
197(1)
30. Advent Lyrics I, II and VII
197(3)
31. The Dream of the Rood
200(4)
32. Durham
204(1)
33. Bede's Death Song
205(2)
Example and Exhortation 207(28)
34. Life of King Alfred (extract)
213(5)
35. Preface to St Gregory's Pastoral Care
218(2)
36. A Colloquy
220(8)
37. The Passion of St Edmund
228(7)
I Saw a Strange Creature... 235(16)
38. Thirty-One Riddles
238(13)
Charters, Tracts and Wills 251(16)
39. A Grant of Land at Crediton
255(2)
40. An Estate Memorandum: Duties and Perquisites
257(4)
41. A Marriage Agreement
261(1)
42. A Manumission
262(1)
43. The Will of King Alfred
262(5)
Charms and Remedies 267(12)
44. Three Charms
270(1)
45. Bald's Leechbook (extract)
271(8)
Allegory 279(12)
46. from The Phoenix
283(2)
47. The Panther
285(2)
48. The Whale
287(4)
Sermon 291(10)
49. The Sermon of the Wolf to the English
294(7)
Destiny 301(6)
50. The Fortunes of Men
304(3)
Bibliography 307

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