The Cambridge Companion to Old English Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Old English Literature

by Malcolm Godden
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521374383

ISBN-13: 9780521374385

Pub. Date: 05/31/1991

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521374385
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/1991
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

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; Further reading; Index.

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