Fulk, R. D.

A history of Old English literature / R.D. Fulk and Christopher M. Cain. - Second edition. - 1 online resource. - Blackwell histories of literature . - Blackwell histories of literature. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: Anglo-Saxon England and its literature: a social history -- The chronology and varieties of Old English literature -- Anglo-Saxon manuscripts -- Literature of the Alfredian period -- Homilies -- Saints? legends (Rachel S. Anderson) -- Biblical literature -- Liturgical and devotional texts -- Legal texts -- Scientific and scholastic texts -- Wisdom literature and lyric poetry -- Germanic legend and heroic lay -- Additions, annotations, and marginalia -- Conclusion: Making Old English new: Anglo-Saxonism and the cultural work of Old English literature.

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 studiesProvides wide-ranging coverage, including Anglo-Latin literature as well as non-canonical writingsIncludes new chapters on manuscripts and on marginal and incidental textsIncorporates expande.

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To 1500

English literature--History and criticism.--Old English, ca. 450-1100
Christian hagiography--History--To 1500.
LITERARY CRITICISM--European--English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Christian hagiography.
English literature--Old English.

Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.




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