A Guide to Old English

Author: Bruce Mitchell,Fred C. Robinson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119950279

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

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A comprehensive introduction to Old English, combining simple, clear philology with the best literary works to provide a compelling and accessible beginners’ guide. Provides a comprehensive introduction to Old English Uses a practical approach suited to the needs of the beginning student Features selections from the greatest works of Old English literature, organized from simple to more challenging texts to keep pace with the reader Includes a discussion of Anglo-Saxon literature, history, and culture, and a bibliography directing readers to useful publications on the subject Updated throughout with new material including the first 25 lines from Beowulf with detailed annotation and an explanation of Grimm’s and Verner’s laws
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A Guide to Old English

Revised with Texts and Glossary

Author: Bruce Mitchell,Fred C. Robinson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487586523

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 271

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A Guide to Old English has established itself as the most thorough and most stimulating introduction to the language of Anglo-Saxon England. This revised edition adds ten basic texts, together with full notes and a comprehensive glossary, which convert the Guide into a self-contained course book for students beginning a study of Old English. The texts, such as Cynewulf and Cyneheard, the story of Caedmon and the conversion of Edwin, are those that have traditionally been chosen by teachers precisely becasue they offer the best introduction to the literature and culture of the time. They are arranged in order of increasing difficulty. The notes and glossary constantly refer to the grammatical explanations in the Guide, so that course is fully integrated and easy to follow.
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A Tolkien English Glossary A Guide to Old Uncommon and Archaic Words Used in the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings

Author: Oliver Loo

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557255783

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Page: 292

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The book contains over 1100 words and is intended to be a quick reference guide for the reader of The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings, where old, uncommon and archaic words can be quickly looked up and their meaning made clear. Draught for example occurs 35 times in the text with at least 5 different meanings. It means current of air in one sentence, drinking, or a drink or potion in another, one who is drafted into service in another, to draw or to pull in another and finally the depth a vessel sinks in the water. One needs to know all of the meanings in order to fully understand the text. The words in the first section of each book are arranged in order of appearance in the books. In the last section, the words are arranged alphabetically for ease of finding a particular word without regard to where it is used. Also included is the sentence where the word is used to provide the reader with the contextual setting of the word in the sentence it is used in as an aid to understand the meaning.
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The Cambridge Companion to Old English Literature

Author: Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon Malcolm Godden,Malcolm Godden,Michael Lapidge,Professor of Anglo-Saxon Michael Lapidge,Godden Malcolm

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521377942

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 298

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Ideal for students, this collection of fifteen specially commissioned essays covers all aspects of Anglo-Saxon literature from 600-1066.
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The Tomb of Beowulf

And Other Essays on Old English

Author: Fred C. Robinson

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631173281

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Fred C. Robinson is known throughout the world for some of the most original and stimulating work on Old English literature and language published in recent times. The Tomb of Beowulf collects thirty seven of his essays and three substantial new articles. The book is informed by the author's preoccupation with meaning, context and language and their subtle interactions. Its contents are equally characterized by readability and scholarship, and by learning and wit.
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The Cambridge Companion to Old English Literature

Author: Malcolm Godden,Michael Lapidge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110746921X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 376

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This Companion has been thoroughly revised to take account of recent scholarship and to provide a clear and accessible introduction for those encountering Old English literature for the first time. Including seventeen essays by distinguished scholars, this new edition provides a discussion of the literature of the period 600 to 1066 in the context of how Anglo-Saxon society functioned. New chapters cover topics including preaching and teaching, Beowulf and literacy, and a further five chapters have been revised and updated, including those on the Old English language, perceptions of eternity and Anglo-Saxon learning. An additional concluding chapter on Old English after 1066 offers an overview of the study and cultural influences of Old English literature to the present day. Finally, the further reading list has been overhauled to incorporate the most up-to-date scholarship in the field and the latest electronic resources for students.
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Learning and Literature in Anglo-Saxon England

Studies Presented to Peter Clemoes on the Occasion of His Sixty-Fifth Birthday

Author: Michael Lapidge,Helmut Gneuss

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521259029

Category: History

Page: 459

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An collection of essays by specialists in the field examining Anglo-Saxon learning and text interpretation and transmission.
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