Beowulf: An Edition / Edition 1

Beowulf: An Edition / Edition 1

by Bruce Mitchell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631172262

ISBN-13: 9780631172260

Pub. Date: 11/28/1998

Publisher: Wiley

This magnificent new edition, which includes relevant shorter texts and key illustrations, is designed specifically to help those who, while already enjoying some acquaintance with Old English, come to Beowulf for the first time.

Overview

This magnificent new edition, which includes relevant shorter texts and key illustrations, is designed specifically to help those who, while already enjoying some acquaintance with Old English, come to Beowulf for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631172260
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Sales rank:
1,086,853
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Acknowledgements.

List of Figures/Illustrations.

Map: The Geography of Beowulf.

Part I: Introduction:.

1. Manuscript.

2. Date, Place, and Circumstances, of Composition.

3. Language.

4. Structure.

5. Tone, Style, and Metre.

6. Subject Matter.

7. Two Views of Beowulf.

Part II: Text and Notes:.

Part III: How We Arrived At Our Text:.

8. Problems in Editing the Text.

9. Punctuation.

Part IV: The Background:.

10. Genealogical Tables.

11. The Geatish-Swedish Wars.

12. Archaeology and Beowulf.

13. Some Related Poems In Old English:.

14. Widsith.

15. Deor.

16. Waldere.

17. The Battle Of Finnesburh.

18. Maxims I.

19. Documents Bearing on Beowulf:.

20. Genealogies.

21. Cain And Abel.

22. The Flood.

23. Letter Of Alcuin To A Mercian Bishop, 797.

24. Hygelac.

25. The Flight Behind The Waterfall.

26. The Dragon Fight.

Bibliography.

Short Titles.

Suggestions For Further Reading.

Glossary.

Abbreviations and Symbols.

Notes on the Glossary.

Glossary of Beowulf.

Proper Names.

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