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Old And Middle English C 890 C 1450

Author : Elaine Treharne
ISBN : 9781405181204
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Spanning almost seven centuries, this anthology encapsulates thefoundation and consolidation of literature written in English,culminating in some of the finest works produced in English in thehigh Middle Ages. New edition of this widely-used anthology of Old and MiddleEnglish literature Now extended to include newly-edited versions of Old EnglishWonders of the East, of Poema Morale, extracts fromJulian of Norwich and Margery Kempe Full translations are offered for the Old and earlier MiddleEnglish material, along with marginal glosses for the latertexts A general introduction gives an outline of key works and thehistorical context in which they are written

Old And Middle English

Author : Elaine Treharne
ISBN : 0631204660
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This selection of literary texts ranges from the earliest writings in the vernacular up to the time of Chaucer. Spanning almost seven centuries, it encapsulates the foundation and consolidation of literature written in English.

A Guide To Old English

Author : Bruce Mitchell
ISBN : 9781119950271
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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

A Book Of Middle English

Author : J. A. Burrow
ISBN : 9781118697351
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This essential Middle English textbook, now in its third edition, introduces students to the wide range of literature written in England between 1150 and 1400. New, thoroughly revised edition of this essential Middle English textbook. Introduces the language of the time, giving guidance on pronunciation, spelling, grammar, metre, vocabulary and regional dialects. Now includes extracts from ‘Pearl’ and Chaucer’s ‘Troilus and Criseyde’. Bibliographic references have been updated throughout. Each text is accompanied by detailed notes.

The Anglo Saxon Literature Handbook

Author : Mark C. Amodio
ISBN : 9781118286500
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Anglo-Saxon Literature Handbook presents an accessible introduction to the surviving works of prose and poetry produced in Anglo-Saxon England, from AD 410-1066. Makes Anglo-Saxon literature accessible to modern readers Helps readers to overcome the linguistic, aesthetic and cultural barriers to understanding and appreciating Anglo-Saxon verse and prose Introduces readers to the language, politics, and religion of the Anglo-Saxon literary world Presents original readings of such works as Beowulf, The Battle of Maldon, The Wanderer, The Seafarer, and The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

The Cambridge Companion To Old English Literature

Author : Malcolm Godden
ISBN : 9781107469211
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.

Old English

Author : Jeremy J. Smith
ISBN : 9780521866774
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A clear introduction to English between the 5th century and 1066, specifically designed for use on one-term course modules.

Renaissance Drama

Author : Arthur F. Kinney
ISBN : 0631208038
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This pioneering collection of non-Shakespearean Renaissance drama covers the full sweep of dramatic performances. Newly edited from manuscript and quarto, all the major playwrights are here as well as new dramatic scripts and plays published for the first time. No single period has been more complex and colourful than the Renaissance and this anthology shows the age recording itself in the most powerful body of dramatic works England has produced. Offers a pioneering collection of eighteen works of non-Shakespearean Renaissance drama, Elizabethan and Jacobean. Covers the full sweep of dramatic performances, including State progresses and Court masques. Provides an introduction that recalls the cultural history of the Shakespearean age in Early Modern England.

An Introduction To Middle English

Author : R.D. Fulk
ISBN : 9781551118949
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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An Introduction to Middle English combines an elementary grammar of the English language from about 1100 to about 1500 with a selection of texts for reading, ranging in date from 1154 to 1500. The grammar includes the fundamentals of orthography, phonology, morphology, syntax, regional dialectology, and prosody. In the thirty-eight texts for reading are represented a wide range of Middle English dialects, and the commentary on each text includes, in addition to explanatory notes, extensive linguistic analysis. The book includes many useful figures and illustrations, including images of Middle English manuscripts as an aid to learning to decipher medieval handwriting and maps indicating the geographical extent of dialect features. This introduction to Middle English is based on the latest research, and it provides up-to-date bibliographical guidance to the study of the language.

Early Fiction In England

Author : Laura Ashe
ISBN : 9780141392882
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A brilliant new anthology that shows how fiction was reinvented in the twelfth century after an absence of hundreds of years. Essential for all students of medieval literature, Early Fiction in England includes extracts by Geoffrey of Monmouth, Wace, Marie de France, Chaucer and many others, in new translations and with illuminating introductions. Before the twelfth century, fiction had completely disappeared in Europe. In this important and provocative book, Laura Ashe shows how English writers brought it back, composing new tales about King Arthur, his knights and other heroes and heroines in Latin, French and English. Why did fiction disappear, and why did it come to life again to establish itself the dominant form of literature ever since? And what do we even mean by the term 'fiction'? Gathering extracts from the most important texts of the period by Wace, Marie de France, Chaucer and others, this volume offers an absorbing and surprising introduction to the earliest fiction in England. The anthology includes a general introduction by Laura Ashe, introductions to each extract, explanatory notes and other useful editorial materials. All French and Latin texts have been newly translated, while Middle English texts include helpful glosses. Laura Ashe is a University Lecturer in English and Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford. Her first book Fiction and History in England, 1066-1200 (Cambridge University Press, 2007) has been followed by numerous articles and edited collections; she is now writing the newOxford English Literary History vol. 1: 1000-1350 (Oxford University Press).

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