A history of Old English literature / R.D. Fulk and Christopher M. Cain.Material type: TextSeries: Blackwell histories of literaturePublisher: Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell, 2013Edition: Second editionDescription: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118441121; 1118441125; 9781118441114; 1118441117; 9781118441152; 111844115X; 9781118441138; 1118441133; 1118453239; 9781118453230Subject(s): English literature -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- History and criticism | Christian hagiography -- History -- To 1500 | LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh | Christian hagiography | English literature -- Old English | To 1500Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Criticism, interpretation, etc. | History.Additional physical formats: Print version:: History of Old English literature.DDC classification: 829/.09 LOC classification: PR173Online resources: Wiley Online Library
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.
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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 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.