Beowulf: Facing Page Translation

ISBN-10: 1554811139
ISBN-13: 9781554811137
Edition: 2012
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Description: R.M. Liuzza’s translation of Beowulf, first published by Broadview in 1999, has been widely praised for its accuracy, readability, and poetic beauty. This facing-page edition includes the translated text on facing pages from the original Old  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Broadview Pr
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

R.M. Liuzza’s translation of Beowulf, first published by Broadview in 1999, has been widely praised for its accuracy, readability, and poetic beauty. This facing-page edition includes the translated text on facing pages from the original Old English. The poem is accompanied here by genealogical charts, historical summaries, and a glossary of proper names, as well as related legends, stories, and religious writings from both Christian and Anglo-Saxon traditions. These help readers to see Beowulf as an exploration of the politics of kingship and the psychology of heroism, and as an early English meditation on the bridges and chasms between the pagan past and the Christian present. A generous sample of other modern versions of Beowulf sheds light on the process of translating the poem.The second edition features an updated introduction, an expanded section of material on Christianity and paganism, and samples of other translations of Beowulf that have appeared since Liuzza's translation was first published.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
A Note on the Text
Beowulf
Characters mentioned in Beowulf
Analogues to Themes and Events in Beowulf
From Grettissaga
From Saxo Grammaticus, Gesta Danorum
From Snorri Sturluson, Heimskringla
From The Life of Saint Gildas
From the Blicking Homily
Christians and Pagans
Gregory the Great, letter to Abbot Mellitus
From Pope Gregory the Great, Epistle Xl
From Bede the Venerable, Ecclesiastical History of the English People
Boniface, Letter 46
Boniface, Letter 73
Wulfstan, On False Gods
Laws against Paganism
Contexts for reading Beowulf
Wulfstan, Sermo Lupi ad anglos
From �lfric, Life of St Edmund
Anonymous, Vainglory
Translations of Beowulf

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