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History of Old English Literature

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ISBN-10: 1551113228

ISBN-13: 9781551113227

Edition: 2001

Authors: Michael Alexander

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Broadview Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

MICHAEL ALEXANDER is the pseudonym of a nurse who has previously worked in the UK and New Zealand.

Acknowledgements
Preface
Chronological Table
Perspectives
What has Survived
Songs and Scribes
The End of Heathenism
The Languages of Britain
Contexts
England 449-1066: A Sketch
Old English
Conquest
Conversion
Sutton Hoo and Warrior Society
Conversion and Accommodation
Bede's Northumbria
Theodore and a Learned Church
Wessex
The Benedictine Revival
Heroic Poetry Including Beowulf
The Heroic Ethos
Germanic Heroic Poetry
Versification
Poetic Diction
Formulaic Composition
The Uses of Poetry
Beowulf
The World's Wonder: Riddles
Riddles
Verse Wisdom
Bede and Caedmon
The Ecclesiastical History
Caedmon
The Poetic Elegies
Wanderer and Seafarer
Other Elegies
Alfred and Old English Prose
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
Books Most Needful
Verse of the Christian Establishment
Saints' Lives: Andreas
Elene
Christ
The Dream of the Rood
The Benedictine Revival
Aelfric's Colloquy
Aelfric's Homilies
Wulfstan
Verse of the Tenth Century
The Battle of Maldon
Afterwards
Old and Middle
Late Prose
A Note on Deor
Notes on the Plates
Bibliography and Further Reading