Poems and Prose from the Old English

ISBN-10: 0300069952

ISBN-13: 9780300069952

Edition: 2nd 1998

Authors: Burton Raffel, Alexandra H. Olsen

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This is a restructured and expanded version of Burton Raffel's "Poems From The Old English", placing the oldest English writings in an entirely different perspective. An introduction provides a historical account of the Anglo-Saxon period.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 1/21/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 246
Size: 5.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introduction
Selected Bibliography
Poetry
Prosody and Style
Elegies
The Wanderer
The Seafarer
A Woman's Lament
Wulf and Eadwacer
The Husband's Message
Deor
The Ruin
Heroic Poems
Judith
Elene
The Battle of Finnsburh
The Battle of Brunanburh
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: A.D. 975
The Battle of Maldon
Religious Poems
Caedmon's Hymn
Bede's Death Song: A Paraphrase
The Dream of the Rood
Christ I: Twelve Advent Lyrics
Genesis A: Abraham and Isaac
Genesis B
The Phoenix
Wisdom Poetry
Riddle 1
Riddle 2
Riddle 3
Riddle 7
Riddle 8
Riddle 11
Riddle 14
Riddle 15
Riddle 25
Riddle 26
Riddle 28
Riddle 29
Riddle 32
Riddle 33
Riddle 44
Riddle 45
Riddle 47
Riddle 57
Riddle 60
Riddle 66
Riddle 87
Maxims I
The Fortunes of Men
Physiologus
Charm for Bewitched Land
Prose
Paternoster
Old English Prose
Historical Prose
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
A.D. 449
A.D. 754
A.D. 755
A.D. 793
Testamentary and Legal Prose
Old English Wills
King Alfred's Will
Elfgifu's Will
Ealdorman Elfheah's Will
Ethelfleda's Will
Wulfwaru's Will
Ealdorman Ethelwold's Will
Old English Laws
King Alfred's Laws: Excerpts
Judgment by Ordeal
King Alfred's Treaty with King Guthrum of Denmark
Religious Prose
King Alfred's Preface to Gregory's Dialogues
Aelfric's Sermon for December 27, on the Assumption of Saint John the Apostle
Aelfric's Preface to His Translation of Genesis
Sermo Lupi, the Wolf's Sermon
The Harrowing of Hell
Social and Instructional Prose
Bede: Excerpts from the Old English Translation of the Ecclesiastical History of the English People
King Alfred's Preface to a Presentation Copy of a Translation of Saint Gregory the Great's Cura Pastoralis, Pastoral Care
King Alfreds Preface to Blossom-Gatherings from Saint Augustine
Aelfric's Dialogues (Colloquies)
Medical and Magical Prose
Eight Charms
Glossary
Proposed Solutions to the Riddles
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