Beowulf (Revised Edition) / Edition 2

Beowulf (Revised Edition) / Edition 2

by Swanton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0719051460

ISBN-13: 9780719051463

Pub. Date: 09/15/1997

Publisher: Manchester University Press

Beowulf is to English what the Odyssey and Iliad are to Greek literature ? the oldest example of vernacular literature of any substance not only in England but in the whole of western Europe. Since its rediscovery and the appearance of the first printed editions in the middle of the last century, this moving and dramatic epic has attracted

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Beowulf is to English what the Odyssey and Iliad are to Greek literature ? the oldest example of vernacular literature of any substance not only in England but in the whole of western Europe. Since its rediscovery and the appearance of the first printed editions in the middle of the last century, this moving and dramatic epic has attracted considerable scholarly attention, and Dr Swanton is able to draw on this wealth of scholarship to present a considered and balanced introduction to the poem. Explanatory notes, drawing on archaeological sources, expand the poet’s more esoteric allusions and offer background information on contemporary manners and customs. A prose translation faces the text, which should be invaluable to both students and the general reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719051463
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
09/15/1997
Series:
Manchester Medieval Studies Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1160L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Map
Select Bibliography
Beowulf Text
Notes
Peoples and Genealogies
Glossary of Proper Names

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