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History of Old English Literature

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ISBN-10: 1405121815

ISBN-13: 9781405121811

Edition: 2004

Authors: Robert D. Fulk, Christopher M. Cain

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This timely introduction to Old English literature focuses on the production and reception of Old English texts, and on their relation to Anglo-Saxon history and culture. Introduces Old English texts and considers their relation to Anglo-Saxon culture. Responds to renewed emphasis on historical and cultural contexts in the field of medieval studies. Treats virtually the entire range of textual types preserved in Old English. Considers the production, reception and uses of Old English texts. Integrates the Anglo-Latin backgrounds crucial to understanding Old English literature. Offers very extensive bibliographical guidance. Demonstrates that Anglo-Saxon studies is uniquely placed to contribute to current literary debates.
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Book details

List price: $57.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/19/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction: Anglo-Saxon England and Its Literature: A Social History
The Chronology and Varieties of Old English Literature
Literature of the Alfredian Period
Homilies
Saints' Legends
Biblical Literature
Liturgical and Devotion Texts
Legal, Scientific, and Scholastic Works
Wisdom Literature and Lyric Poetry
Germanic Legend and Heroic Lay
Conclusion: Making Old English New: Anglo-Saxonism and the Cultural Work of Old English Literature
Notes
Works Cited
Index