ISBN-10:
1551113228
ISBN-13:
9781551113227
Pub. Date:
01/14/2002
Publisher:
Broadview Press
A History of Old English Literature / Edition 1

A History of Old English Literature / Edition 1

by Michael Alexander

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ISBN-13: 9781551113227
Publisher: Broadview Press
Publication date: 01/14/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 299
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Michael Alexander is Berry Professor of English Literature, University of St. Andrews; his many works include The Earliest English Poems and Beowulf: A Verse Translation.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Chronological Table

1. PERSPECTIVES

  • What has Survived
    Songs and Scribes
    The End of Heathenism
    The Languages of Britain
    Contexts

2. ENGLAND 449-1066: A SKETCH

  • Old English
    Conquest
    Conversion
    Sutton Hoo and warrior society
    Conversion and accommodation
    Bede’s Northumbria
    Theodore and a learned Church
    Wessex
    The Benedictine Revival

3. HEROIC POETRY INCLUDING BEOWULF

  • The heroic ethos
    Germanic heroic poetry
    Versification
    Poetic diction
    Formulaic composition
    The uses of poetry
    Beowulf

4. THE WORLD’S WONDER: RIDDLES

  • Riddles
    Verse Wisdom

5. BEDE AND CÆDMON

  • The Ecclesiastical History
    Cædmon

6. THE POETIC ELEGIES

  • Wanderer and Seafarer
    Other Elegies

7. ALFRED AND OLD ENGLISH PROSE

  • The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
    Books most needful

8. VERSE OF THE CHRISTIAN ESTABLISHMENT

  • Saints’ lives: Andreas
    Elene
    Christ
    The Dream of the Rood

9. THE BENEDICTINE REVIVAL

  • Aelfric’s Colloquy
    Aelfric’s Homilies
    Wulfstan
    Verse of the tenth century
    The Battle of Maldon

10. AFTERWARDS

  • Old and Middle
    Late Prose

Appendix: A Note on Deor
Notes on the Plates
Bibliography and Further Reading

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