Blackwell Guides to Literature: The Anglo Saxon Literature Handbook

Editor/Author Amodio, Mark C.
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $94.95
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ISBN: 978-0-631-22697-0
Category: Language & Literature - British literature
Book Status: Available
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The Anglo-Saxon Literature Handbook presents an accessible introduction to the surviving works of prose and poetry produced in Anglo-Saxon England, from AD 410-1066. Makes Anglo-Saxon literature accessible to modern readers. Helps readers to overcome the linguistic, aesthetic and cultural barriers to understanding and appreciating Anglo-Saxon verse and proseIntroduces readers to the language, politics, and religion of the Anglo-Saxon literary world. Presents original readings of such works as Beowulf, The Battle of Maldon, The Wanderer, The Seafarer, and The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Note on the Text
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Part 1 Anglo-Saxon England: Backgrounds and Beginnings
  • Part 2 Anglo-Saxon Prose
  • The Writings of King Alfred the Great
  • Alfred's Translation of Pope Gregory the Great's Pastoral Care
  • Alfred's Translation of Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy
  • Alfred's Translation of St Augustine's Soliloquies
  • Alfred's Translations of the Prose Psalms of the Paris Psalter
  • Alfred's Preface to WÃærferth's Translation of Pope Gregory's Dialogues
  • The Vercelli Homilies
  • The Blickling Homilies
  • The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
  • The Old English Orosius
  • Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People
  • Apollonius of Tyre
  • The Old English Martyrology
  • The Life of St Guthlac
  • The Wonders of the East, The Letter of Alexander to Aristotle, and The Life of St Christopher
  • Bald's Leechbook and Leechbook III
  • The Writings of Wulfstan, Archbishop of York
  • The Writings of Ælfric of Eynsham
  • Part 3 Anglo-Saxon Poetry
  • The Anglo-Saxon Poetic Tradition
  • Cædmon's Hymn
  • Bede's Death Song
  • The Junius Manuscript
  • Genesis
  • Genesis A
  • Genesis B
  • Exodus
  • Daniel
  • Christ and Satan
  • The Poems of the Vercelli Book
  • Andreas
  • Fates of the Apostles
  • Soul and Body I (and II)
  • Homiletic Fragment I
  • The Dream of the Rood
  • Elene
  • The Exeter Book
  • The Advent Lyrics (Christ I)
  • The Ascension (Christ II)
  • Christ in Judgement (Christ III)
  • Life of St Guthlac
  • Guthlac A
  • Guthlac B
  • Azarias
  • The Phoenix
  • Juliana
  • The Wanderer
  • The Gifts of Men
  • Precepts
  • The Seafarer
  • Vainglory
  • Widsið
  • The Fortunes of Men
  • Maxims (I)
  • The Order of the World
  • The Rhyming Poem
  • The Panther, The Whale, The Partridge (The Old English Physiologus)
  • Soul and Body II (and I)
  • Deor
  • Wulf and Eadwacer
  • The Exeter Book Riddles
  • The Wife's Lament
  • Judgement Day I
  • Resignation (A and B)
  • The Descent into Hell
  • Almsgiving
  • Pharaoh
  • The Lord's Prayer I
  • Homiletic Fragment II
  • The Husband's Message
  • The Ruin
  • The Poems of Cotton Vitellius A.xv
  • Beowulf
  • Judith
  • Poems from Various Manuscripts
  • The Metres of Boethius
  • The Metrical Psalms of the Paris Psalter
  • Solomon and Saturn I and II
  • The Menologium
  • The Rune Poem
  • The Poems of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
  • The Battle of Brunanburh
  • The Battle of Maldon
  • The Fight at Finnsburh
  • Waldere
  • Durham
  • Part 4 Critical Approaches
  • Part 5 Themes
  • Bibliography