The Cambridge Old English Reader / Edition 1

The Cambridge Old English Reader / Edition 1

by Richard Marsden
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521456126

ISBN-13: 9780521456128

Pub. Date: 03/31/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The fifty-six prose and verse texts in this major new reader of Old English, the language spoken by the Anglo-Saxons before the Norman Conquest, include established favorites such as The Battle of Maldon and King Alfred's Preface to his Pastoral Care. It also includes some less familiar works. Modern English word glosses and explanatory notes are on the same page of

Overview

The fifty-six prose and verse texts in this major new reader of Old English, the language spoken by the Anglo-Saxons before the Norman Conquest, include established favorites such as The Battle of Maldon and King Alfred's Preface to his Pastoral Care. It also includes some less familiar works. Modern English word glosses and explanatory notes are on the same page of the text. Other features include a reference grammar and a comprehensive glossary. The Reader is designed for undergraduate and advanced students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521456128
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
566
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.42(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: the writing and pronunciation of Old English; The texts: 1. Teaching and learning (ten texts); 2. Keeping a record (nine texts); 3. Spreading the word (nine texts); 4. Example and exhortation (nine texts); 5. Telling tales (seven texts); 6. Reflection and lament (12 texts); Manuscripts and emendations; Reference grammar; Glossary; Guide to terms; Index of people, places and topics.

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