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A new critical history of Old English literature

Author: Stanley B Greenfield; Daniel Gillmore Calder; Michael Lapidge
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Anglo-Saxon prose and poetry is, without question, the major literary achievement of the early Middle Ages (c. 700-1100). In no other vernacular language does such a vast store of verbal treasures exist for so extended a period of time. For twenty years the definitive guide to that literature has been Stanley B. Greenfield's 1965 Critical History of Old English Literature. Now this classic has been extensively  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Greenfield, Stanley B.
New critical history of Old English literature.
New York : New York University Press, 1986
(OCoLC)805494651
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley B Greenfield; Daniel Gillmore Calder; Michael Lapidge
ISBN: 0814730027 9780814730027 0814730884 9780814730881
OCLC Number: 12811289
Description: x, 370 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Anglo-Latin background --
The Alfredian translations and related ninth-century texts --
Ælfric, Wulfstan, and other late prose --
Legal and scientific prose --
Some remarks on the nature and quality of Old English poetry --
Secular heroic poetry --
The Christian saint as hero --
Old Testament narrative poetry --
Miscellaneous religious and secular poetry --
Lore and wisdom --
Elegiac poetry.
Responsibility: Stanley B. Greenfield and Daniel G. Calder ; with a survey of the Anglo-Latin background by Michael Lapidge.
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Anglo-Saxon prose and poetry is, without question, the major literary achievement of the early Middle Ages (c. 700-1100). In no other vernacular language does such a vast store of verbal treasures exist for so extended a period of time. For twenty years the definitive guide to that literature has been Stanley B. Greenfield's 1965 Critical History of Old English Literature. Now this classic has been extensively revised and updated to make it more valuable than ever to both the student and scholar.

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