Old and Middle English C.890-C.1400: An Anthology

Old and Middle English C.890-C.1400: An Anthology

by Elaine Treharne


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405113120
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/28/2004
Series: Blackwell Anthologies Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 712
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Elaine Treharne is Professor of Medieval Literature at the University of Leicester. She is the co-editor of The Blackwell Companion to Anglo-Saxon Literature (2001) and of Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts and their Heritage (1998), and the author of The Old English Life of St Nicholas with the Old English Life of St Giles (1997). She is also a past editor of the annual Year’s Work in English Studies.

Table of Contents

Alphabetical List of Authors and Worksix
Preface and Acknowledgements to the First Editionxi
Preface and Acknowledgements to the Second Editionxii
Chronology of Events and Literary Landmarksxiii
Bede's Ecclesiastical History1
Caedmon's Hymn1
The Settlement of the Angles, Saxons and Jutes2
The Life of Caedmon4
Preface to the Translation of Gregory's Pastoral Care10
Translation of Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy14
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle20
Annal 755: Cynewulf and Cyneheard20
Annals 855-78: The Death of Edmund; Alfred's Battles with the Vikings22
The Reign of AEdelstan and The Battle of Brunanburb28
The Exeter Book35
Advent Lyrics VII and VIII (from Christ I)36
The Wanderer42
The Seafarer48
The Whale54
Wulf and Eaduacer64
Exeter Book Riddles 5, 7, 12, 26, 29, 30, 43-6, 5566
The Wife's Lament76
The Husband's Message80
The Ruin84
The Vercelli Book89
The Fates of the Apostles90
Vercelli Homily X98
The Dream of the Rood108
Old English Preface to his First Series of Catholic Homilies116
Homily on the Nativity of the Innocents122
Old English Preface to his Lives of Saints130
Passion of Saint Edmund132
The Battle of Maldon141
The Beowulf-Manuscript156
The Junius Manuscript213
Wulfstan's Sermo Lupi ad Anglos226
Apollonius of Type234
The Peterborough Chronicle254
The Life of Saint Margaret260
The Hymns of Saint Godric272
The Orrmulum273
Cambridge, Trinity College B. 14. 52281
Poema Morale282
Trinity Homily 33286
Hali Meidhad293
Ancrene Wisse307
Oxford, Bodleian Library, Digby 86328
Ubi Sount Qui Ante Nos Fuerount?328
Stond Wel, Moder, Ounder Rode330
The Fox and the Wolf332
Dame Sirip338
Love is Sofft348
Arundel 292: The Bestiary350
Oxford, Jesus College 29352
The Love-Ron of Friar Thomas Hales352
London, British Library, Cotton Caligula A. ix359
Lazamon's Brut359
The Owl and the Nightingale370
Lyrics from Cambridge, Trinity College B. 14. 39406
Of One That Is So Fair and Bright406
When I Think on Domesday407
When the Turf is Thy Tower408
A Saying of Saint Bernard409
I Sing of One That Is Matchless409
An Orison to Our Lady409
The South English Legendary411
The Life of Saint Wulfstan411
Cursor Mundi417
Robert Mannyng of Brunne422
The Chronicle422
The Land of Cockayne431
The Auchinleck Manuscript436
Sir Orfeo436
London, British Library, Harley 2253449
Earth upon Earth449
Advice to Women452
An Old Man's Prayer453
Blow. Northerne Wynd455
The Death of King Edward I458
I Syke when Y Singe460
An Autumn Song462
King Horn463
The Ayenbite of Inwtt494
Richard Rolle498
Ego Dormio498
Ghostly Gladness504
Ywain and Gawain523
Wynnere and Wastoure535
William Langland547
Piers Plowman547
Geoffrey Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales584
The General Prologue585
The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale602
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight628
Select Bibliography651
Glossary of Common Hard Words668
Index of Manuscripts671
General Index673

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