A History of Old English Literature (Blackwell History of Literature 2nd Revised edition)

A History of Old English Literature (Blackwell History of Literature 2nd Revised edition)

By: Christopher M. Cain (editor), R. D. Fulk (editor)Hardback

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This revised edition of A History of Old English Literature draws extensively on the latest scholarship to have evolved over the last decade. The text incorporates additional material throughout, including two new chapters on Anglo-Saxon manuscripts and incidental and marginal texts. * This revised edition responds to the renewed historicism in medieval studies * Provides wide-ranging coverage, including Anglo-Latin literature as well as non-canonical writings * Includes new chapters on manuscripts and on marginal and incidental texts * Incorporates expanded coverage of legal texts and scientific and scholastic texts, now treated in separate chapters * Demonstrates that the field of Anglo-Saxon studies is uniquely placed to contribute to current literary debates

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R. D. Fulk is Class of 1964 Chancellor s Professor of English at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is the author of, among others, The Beowulf Manuscript (2010) and An Introduction to Middle English (2012) and co-author or editor of Eight Old English Poems (2001), A Grammar of Old English, Vol. 2: Morphology (2011), Klaeber s Beowulf and the Fight at Finnsburg ( 4th edition, 2008), and The Old English Canons of Theodore (2012). Christopher M. Cain is an associate professor of English at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. He has published on Old English and Anglo-Latin in Studies in Philology, JEGP, Review of English Studies, and Philological Quarterly, among others. He is the co-editor (with Geoffrey Russom) of Studies in the History of the English Language III Managing Chaos: Strategies for Identifying Change in English (2007) and is a contributor to The Year s Work in Old English Studies. Rachel Anderson, is Associate Professor of English at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan


List of Illustrations vi Preface to the First Edition (2003) vii Preface to the Second Edition ix Abbreviations x Introduction Anglo-Saxon England and Its Literature: A Social History 1 1 The Chronology and Varieties of Old English Literature 42 2 Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts 58 3 Literature of the Alfredian Period 83 4 Homilies 112 5 Saints Legends (Rachel S. Anderson) 133 6 Biblical Literature 157 7 Liturgical and Devotional Texts 177 8 Legal Texts 211 9 Scientific and Scholastic Texts 227 10 Wisdom Literature and Lyric Poetry 241 11 Germanic Legend and Heroic Lay 278 12 Additions, Annotations, and Marginalia 329 Conclusion Making Old English New: Anglo-Saxonism and the Cultural Work of Old English Literature 354 Works Cited 367 Index 481

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  • publication date: 26/04/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781118453230
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 502
  • ID: 9781118453230
  • weight: 782
  • ISBN10: 1118453239
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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