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ISBN-10: 0631172262

ISBN-13: 9780631172260

Edition: 1998

Authors: Bruce Mitchell, Fred C. Robinson

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Bruce Mitchell and Fred Robinson are two of the foremost scholars in the field of Old English language and literature. Here, they draw on their extensive learning and teaching experience in order to create the definitive classroom edition of the Anglo-Saxon epic, Beowulf, which describes the adventures of a great Scandinavian warrior. The book opens with an extensive introduction to Beowulf and the critical debates surrounding it. The poem itself is presented with explanatory footnotes to make it more easily intelligible. The editors then give a detailed account of how they arrived at their text, before finally guiding readers through the background to the poem. A selection of related…    
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Book details

List price: $55.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/2/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100

List of Figures/Illustrations
Map: The Geography of Beowulf
Date, Place, and Circumstances, of Composition
Tone, Style, and Metre
Subject Matter
Two Views of Beowulf
Text and Notes
How We Arrived At Our Text
Problems in Editing the Text
The Background
Genealogical Tables
The Geatish-Swedish Wars
Archaeology and Beowulf
Some Related Poems In Old English
The Battle Of Finnesburh
Maxims I
Documents Bearing on Beowulf
Cain And Abel
The Flood
Letter Of Alcuin To A Mercian Bishop, 797
The Flight Behind The Waterfall
The Dragon Fight
Short Titles
Suggestions For Further Reading
Abbreviations and Symbols
Notes on the Glossary
Glossary of Beowulf
Proper Names