The Poems of MS Junius 11: Basic Readings [NOOK Book]

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Found in a manuscript of Anglo-Saxon verse known as Junius 11, the biblical poems Genesis, Exodus, Daniel, and Christ and Satan have fascinated scholars for centuries. The manuscript, published by its owner Franciscus Junius in 1655, was the first codex of Old English poetry to appear in print. Written sometime around 1000, these works were originally attributed by Junius to the poet Caedmon, but they are now generally believed to be the work of several authors. However, the selection and arrangement of the texts...
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Overview

Found in a manuscript of Anglo-Saxon verse known as Junius 11, the biblical poems Genesis, Exodus, Daniel, and Christ and Satan have fascinated scholars for centuries. The manuscript, published by its owner Franciscus Junius in 1655, was the first codex of Old English poetry to appear in print. Written sometime around 1000, these works were originally attributed by Junius to the poet Caedmon, but they are now generally believed to be the work of several authors. However, the selection and arrangement of the texts continue to pose questions about their meaning, source, authorship, and audience that challenge our efforts to understand the manuscript as a whole and the individual poems themselves.

In this volume, R.M. Liuzza has brought together an outstanding collection of essays that analyze the Junius poems from a variety of theological, rhetorical, cultural, textual, and literary perspectives. The contributors illuminate the Junius poems as treasuries of Anglo-Saxon religious lore, rich fusions of sources and influences, and complex sites of the acculturation of Christianity in the Germanic world. Together, the essays illuminate the challenges of these intriguing poems and enrich our understanding of their literary significance, their unique material context, and the hybrid culture that produced them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134829859
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/11/2013
  • Series: Basic Readings in Anglo-Saxon England
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 904 KB

Table of Contents

Preface of the General Editors vii
Introduction ix
Acknowledgments xix
List of Abbreviations xxi
Confronting Germania Latina: Changing Responses to Old English Biblical Verse 1
The Old English Epic of Redemption: The Theological Unity of MS Junius 11 20
"The Old English Epic of Redemption": Twenty-Five-Year Retrospective 53
Some Uses of Paronomasia in Old English Scriptural Verse 69
Tempter as Rhetoric Teacher: The Fall of Language in the Old English Genesis B 99
Conspicuous Heroism: Abraham, Prudentius, and the Old English Verse Genesis 119
Christian Tradition in the Old English Exodus 137
The Patriarchal Digression in the Old English Exodus, Lines 362-446 173
The Lion Standard in Exodus: Jewish Legend, Germanic Tradition, and Christian Typology 188
The Structure of the Old English Daniel 203
Style and Theme in the Old English Daniel 229
Nebuchadnezzar's Dreams in the Old English Daniel 261
The Power of Knowledge and the Location of the Reader in Christ and Satan 287
The Wisdom Poem at the End of MS Junius 11 302
Index 327
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