A Choice of Anglo-Saxon Verse

Author: Richard Hamer

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571262589

Category: Poetry

Page: 224

View: 7551

A Choice of Anglo-Saxon Verse contains the Old English texts of all the major short poems, such as 'The Battle of Maldon', 'The Dream of the Rood', 'The Wanderer' and 'The Seafarer', as well as a generous representation of the many important fragments, riddles and gnomic verses that survive from the seventh to the twelfth centuries, with facing-page verse translations. These poems are the well-spring of the English poetic tradition, and this anthology provides a unique window into the mind and culture of the Anglo-Saxons. The volume is an essential companion to Faber's edition of Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney.
Study Aids

Gale Researcher Guide for: Local and Biblical History in Anglo-Saxon Poetry: The Battle of Maldon and Judith

Author: Hugh Magennis

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1535851996

Category: Study Aids

Page: 6

View: 7384

Gale Researcher Guide for: Local and Biblical History in Anglo-Saxon Poetry: The Battle of Maldon and Judith is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Complete Old English Beginner to Intermediate Course

A Comprehensive Guide to Reading and Understanding Old English, with Original Texts

Author: Mark Atherton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444132210

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 991

This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding double CD. - You can purchase the book and double CD as a pack (ISBN: 9781444104196)@font-face { }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: ""Times New Roman""; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } - The double CD is also sold separately (ISBN: 9781444104202) Learn Old English (Anglo-Saxon) with this best-selling course from Teach Yourself - the No. 1 brand in language learning. Equally suited to general reader, historian and student of literature, this new edition teaches vocabulary and grammar through original texts, with audio support, traces the roots of modern English words, and explores the Anglo-Saxon cultural context through poems, prose and historical documents. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One-, five- and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. GRAMMAR TIPS Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for understanding. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Anglo-Saxon England.
Authors, Exiled

The Writing of Exile

Author: Wojciech Kalaga,Tadeusz Rachwał

Publisher: N.A


Category: Authors, Exiled

Page: 249

View: 4171


Der Heliand und die altsächsische Genesis

Author: Otto Behaghel

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3111544915

Category: Religion

Page: 48

View: 7156

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Die dunklen Krieger

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644566410

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 9937

Da war Feuer in der Nacht. Feuer, das den Himmel versengte und die Sterne verblassen ließ. Feuer, dessen dichter Rauch über das Land zwischen den Flüssen quoll. Ein brüchiger Friede herrscht in den Reichen der Angelsachsen. Mercien im Norden wird nun von Æthelflæd regiert, Tochter des verstorbenen Königs Alfred: eine Frau, geboren zum Herrschen. An der Nordgrenze des Landes hat sie ihren erfahrensten Kriegsherrn installiert, Uhtred ist sein Name. Und aus dem Norden kommt auch der Feind, ein mächtiges Heer aus Iren und Nordmännern, angeführt vom furchtbaren Ragnall Ivarson. Ragnall hat einen Bruder, mit dem Uhtred sich in der Vergangenheit schon gemessen hat, den er als Krieger achtet – und den seine Tochter zum Mann genommen hat. Bald kommt Zweifel auf im Reiche Mercien, woran Uhtred sich am Ende mehr gebunden fühlen wird: an Treueid oder Blutsverwandtschaft. Der neunte Band von Bernard Cornwells Wikingersaga: geliebt, verfilmt, ein Welterfolg.
Literary Criticism

Borges the Unacknowledged Medievalist

Old English and Old Norse in His Life and Work

Author: M. Toswell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137444479

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 109

View: 1937

The Argentinian writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) was many things during his life, but what has gone largely unnoticed is that he was a medievalist, and his interest in Germanic medievalism was pervasive throughout his work. This study will consider the medieval elements in Borges creative work and shed new light on his poetry.
Literary Collections

The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Author: Dinah Birch

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191030848

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1184

View: 5048

The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.
Literary Criticism

Rewriting the Old Testament in Anglo-Saxon Verse

Becoming the Chosen People

Author: Samantha Zacher

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441121102

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 6623

The Bible played a crucial role in shaping Anglo-Saxon national and cultural identity. However, access to Biblical texts was necessarily limited to very few individuals in Medieval England. In this book, Samantha Zacher explores how the very earliest English Biblical poetry creatively adapted, commented on and spread Biblical narratives and traditions to the wider population. Systematically surveying the manuscripts of surviving poems, the book shows how these vernacular poets commemorated the Hebrews as God's 'chosen people' and claimed the inheritance of that status for Anglo-Saxon England. Drawing on contemporary translation theory, the book undertakes close readings of the poems Exodus, Daniel and Judith in order to examine their methods of adaptation for their particular theologico-political circumstances and the way they portray and problematize Judaeo-Christian religious identities.
Literary Criticism

Anglo-Saxon elegiac verse

Author: Louis Jerome Rodrigues

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 124

View: 4767


Der leere Thron

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 364454851X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 5847

Auf Æthelreds Thron ruhte ein kunstvoll verzierter Helm. In früheren Zeiten trugen Könige keine Krone, immer nur den Helm. Wem war er nun bestimmt? In langen Kämpfen haben die vereinten Heere der Angelsachsen die Dänen zurückgedrängt. Doch die tödliche Gefahr aus dem Norden hängt weiter über den englischen Königreichen. Und nun liegt Æthelred, Herrscher von Mercien, im Sterben. Wie soll sein Land die Unabhängigkeit vom benachbarten Wessex wahren? Im Kampf um die Nachfolge hält der Krieger Uhtred treu zu Æthelflæd, seiner Herrin und heimlichen Geliebten, Æthelreds Weib. Aber werden die führenden Männer des Reiches eine Frau auf dem mercischen Thron akzeptieren – und sei sie noch so halsstarrig und so tapfer wie diese? «Der ideen- und erfolgreichste Autor historischer Romane, den die Welt zurzeit kennt.» (Wall Street Journal)
Civilization, Medieval, in literature


Journal of the Spanish Society for Mediaeval English Language and Literature/revista de la Sociedad Española de Lengua Y Literatura Inglesa Medieval

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civilization, Medieval, in literature

Page: N.A

View: 5240

American literature

Geschichte der englischen und amerikanischen Literatur: Von der altenglischen Zeit bis zum Barock

Author: Walter F. Schirmer,Ulrich Broich,Arno Esch

Publisher: Max Niemeyer Verlag

ISBN: 9783484401013

Category: American literature

Page: 1076

View: 5561

Die AGeschichte der amerikanischen LiteraturA von Walter F. Schirmer, die zuerst 1937 verAffentlicht wurde und 1954 in einer durch den EinschluA des amerikanischen Schrifttums erweiterten Umarbeitung erschien, liegt hier in einer Neuauflage aus dem Jahr 1983 vor. Diese Neubearbeitung wurde einem Kreis von SchA1/4lern und Freunden Schirmers A1/4bertragen, die die verschiedenen Epochen einer durchgreifenden Revision unterzogen und Text und Anmerkungen der vorausgehenden fA1/4nften Auflage durch Erweiterungen, KA1/4rzungen und Neufassungen aktualisiert haben. Band I,1 der Studienausgabe behandelt die Literatur der altenglischen Zeit sowie der mittelenglischen Periode.

Neuphilologische Mitteilungen

Author: Werner Soderhjelm,Viktor Hugo Suolahti,Axel Wallensköld,Arthur Långfors

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philology

Page: N.A

View: 8054

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