The Old English Riddles of the 'Exeter Book'

The Old English Riddles of the 'Exeter Book'

by Craig Williamson
     
 

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The Exeter Book, a late tenth-century manuscript of early Old English poetry, is an anthology of religious homiletic verse, elegiac poetry, and ninety-one lyric riddles. The riddles are of particular interest to students of Old English poetry and Anglo-Saxon culture, to archeologists, anthropologists, and folklorists. This volume will supersede all earlier

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The Exeter Book, a late tenth-century manuscript of early Old English poetry, is an anthology of religious homiletic verse, elegiac poetry, and ninety-one lyric riddles. The riddles are of particular interest to students of Old English poetry and Anglo-Saxon culture, to archeologists, anthropologists, and folklorists. This volume will supersede all earlier editions of the riddles as the text contains many new manuscript readings, and a summary is given of the scholarship on each riddle.

Originally published in 1977.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807812723
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
01/01/1977
Edition description:
1
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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