A Guide to Old English

A Guide to Old English

by Bruce Mitchell, Fred C. Robinson
     
 

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A comprehensive introduction to Old English, combining simple, clear philology with the best literary works to provide a compelling and accessible beginners’ guide.

  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to Old English
  • Uses a practical approach suited to the needs of the beginning student
  • Features selections from the greatest works

Overview

A comprehensive introduction to Old English, combining simple, clear philology with the best literary works to provide a compelling and accessible beginners’ guide.

  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to Old English
  • Uses a practical approach suited to the needs of the beginning student
  • Features selections from the greatest works of Old English literature, organized from simple to more challenging texts to keep pace with the reader
  • Includes a discussion of Anglo-Saxon literature, history, and culture, and a bibliography directing readers to useful publications on the subject
  • Updated throughout with new material including the first 25 lines from Beowulf with detailed annotation and an explanation of Grimm’s and Verner’s laws

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631166566
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/1992
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
416

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"This is still the most comprehensive introduction to Old English available, providing detailed analysis of the language, literature, history, and culture of the Anglo-Saxons. This new edition expands on the changes in languages, and provides additional material on Beowulf."
Stuart Lee, Oxford University

"Mitchell and Robinson's A Guide to Old English, now available in its eighth edition, is an invaluable resource for teaching and delighting students of Old English. It is unsurpassed in its combination of a meticulously scholarly approach with a wide-ranging selection of Old English texts. The authors' enthusiasm for the subject is evident on every page and carries the reader with it."
Susan Irvine, University College London

Meet the Author

Bruce Mitchell is Fellow Emeritus at St Edmund Hall, Oxford.

Fred C. Robinson is Douglas Tracy Smith Professor Emeritus of English at Yale University.

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