Introduction to the Old English Language and Its Literature

ISBN-10: 1898281068
ISBN-13: 9781898281061
Edition: 1996 (Revised)
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Description: This short book does not aim to provide a grammar of Old English. Rather it suggests why the language is so fun to learn, and guides the beginner through some of the resources available from the Early Medieval world. The types of text surviving are  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Anglo-Saxon Books
Publication date: 12/31/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 59
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.10" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

This short book does not aim to provide a grammar of Old English. Rather it suggests why the language is so fun to learn, and guides the beginner through some of the resources available from the Early Medieval world. The types of text surviving are discussed and a few guided exercises show how reading these is really no more difficult than studying Latin.

Introduction the Second Edition
Some Misconceptions
What is 'Old English'?
Dialects of Old English
Writing and Spelling
Word Patterns
Vocabulary
Word Studies
Sources of Old English
Old English Literature - An Overview
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
Other Historical Documents
Translations and Other Sources
Law-Codes
Family Documents
Medical and Magical Texts
Poems
Verse Metre
Verse Riddles
Beowulf
The Exeter Book
Why Learn Old English?
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