The Cambridge Companion to Old English Literature

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A collection of fifteen specially commissioned essays introduces students to the literature of Anglo-Saxon England from 600-1066. Maps and a chronological table of events describe the political, social, and ecclesiastical history of the period.
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Overview

A collection of fifteen specially commissioned essays introduces students to the literature of Anglo-Saxon England from 600-1066. Maps and a chronological table of events describe the political, social, and ecclesiastical history of the period.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521154024
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,235,728
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Malcolm Godden is Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at the University of Oxford.

Michael Lapidge is Elrington and Bosworth Professor Emeritus of Anglo-Saxon, University of Cambridge and Notre Dame Professor of English Emeritus, University of Notre Dame.

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Table of Contents

1. The social and political background Nicholas Brooks; 2. The Old English language Helmut Gneuss; 3. The nature of Old English verse Donald Scragg; 4. The Anglo-Saxon world view Daniel Anlezark; 5. Germanic legend in Old English literature Roberta Frank; 6. Heroic values and Christian ethics Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe; 7. Pagan survivals and popular belief John D. Niles; 8. Beowulf Andy Orchard; 9. Preaching and teaching Mary Clayton; 10. Perceptions of transience Christine Fell; 11. Perceptions of eternity Milton McC. Gatch; 12. Biblical literature: the Old Testament Malcolm Godden; 13. Biblical literature: the New Testament Richard Marsden; 14. The saintly life in Anglo-Saxon England Michael Lapidge; 15. Literacy and the uses of the vernacular Mechthild Gretsch; 16. The world of Anglo-Saxon learning Patrizia Lendinara; 17. Old English after 1066 Christopher Jones.
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