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Cambridge Old English Reader

ISBN-10: 0521456126
ISBN-13: 9780521456128
Edition: 2003
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Description: The fifty-six prose and verse texts in this major new reader of Old English, the language spoken by the Anglo-Saxons before the Norman Conquest, include established favorites such as The Battle of Maldon and King Alfred's Preface to his Pastoral  More...

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Book details

List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 566
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

The fifty-six prose and verse texts in this major new reader of Old English, the language spoken by the Anglo-Saxons before the Norman Conquest, include established favorites such as The Battle of Maldon and King Alfred's Preface to his Pastoral Care. It also includes some less familiar works. Modern English word glosses and explanatory notes are on the same page of the text. Other features include a reference grammar and a comprehensive glossary. The Reader is designed for undergraduate and advanced students.

Preface
List of abbreviations
Introduction
The writing and pronunciation of Old English
Teaching and learning
In the Schoolroom (from AElfric's Colloquy)
A Personal Miscellany (from AElfwine's Prayerbook)
A Divinatory Alphabet
The Moon and Tide
The Age of the Virgin
Medicinal Remedies (from Bald's Leechbook)
For Dimness of the Eyes
For Vomiting
For Dysentery
Learning Latin (from AElfric's Excerptiones de arte grammatica anglice)
A New Beginning (Alfred's preface to his translation of Gregory's Cura pastoralis)
The Wagonwheel of Fate (from Alfred's translation of Boethius's De consolatione Philosophiae)
Keeping a record
Laws of the Anglo-Saxon Kings
AEthelberht of Kent (c. 614)
Alfred of Wessex (c. 890)
AEthelred of England (1014)
England under Attack (from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: annals for 981-93, 995-8 and 1002-3)
Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People
The Founding of England
The Miracle of Caedmon
The Battle of Brunanburh
The Will of AElfgifu
The Fonthill Letter
Spreading the Word
After the Flood (from the Old English Hexateuch: Gen 8.6-18 and 9.8-13)
The Crucifixion (from the Old English Gospels: Mt 27.11-54)
King Alfred's Psalms
Psalm 1
Psalm 12
Psalm 22
A Translator's Problems (AElfric's preface to his translation of Genesis)
Satan's Challenge (Genesis B, lines 338-441)
The Drowning of Pharaoh's Army (Exodus, lines 447-564)
Judith
Example and Exhortation
Bede's Death Song
Northumbrian version
West-Saxon version
Two Holy Women
Saint AEthelthryth (from AElfric's Lives of Saints)
Saint Eugenia (from the Old English Martyrology)
A Homily for Easter Sunday (from AElfric's Sermones catholicae)
The Dream of the Rood
On False Gods (Wulfstan's De falsis deis)
The Sermon of the Wolf (Wulfstan's Sermo Lupi)
The Seafarer
Telling Tales
Falling in Love (from Apollonius of Tyre)
The Trees of the Sun and the Moon (from The Letter of Alexander)
Cynewulf and Cyneheard (from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: annal for 755)
The Battle of Maldon
Beowulf
The Tragedy of Hildeburh (Beowulf, lines 1063-1159)
The Slaying of Grendel's Mother (Beowulf, lines 1492-1590)
The Fight at Finnsburh
Reflection and lament
Truth is Trickiest (Maxims II)
The Durham Proverbs
Five Anglo-Saxon Riddles
'Shield'
'Swan'
'Onion'
'Bible'
'Bookworm'
Deor
The Ruin
The Wanderer
Wulf and Eadwacer
The Wife's Lament
Manuscripts and textual emendations
Reference Grammar of Old English
Pronouns
Nouns
Adjectives
The use of the cases
Numerals
Adverbs
Verbs
Useful Old English
Glossary
Guide to terms
Index

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