A Guide to Old English

Author: Bruce Mitchell,Fred C. Robinson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119950279

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

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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 Guide to Old English, Sixth Edition

Author: Bruce Mitchell,Fred C. Robinson

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631226369

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 424

View: 4603


The sixth edition of this popular introduction to Old English language and literature retains the general structure and style of previous editions, but has been updated and includes two new texts: Wulf and Eadwacer and Judith. A new edition of the most widely used introduction to Old English language and literature. Includes two new texts, widely requested by teachers and students: Wulf and Eadwacer and Judith. Includes a range of helpful pedagogical tools - a map of Anglo-Saxon England, notes, a glossary, indexes to Part I, and a general introduction to Anglo-Saxon studies. Can be used in the classroom or for self-study; there is a special section "How to Use this Guide".

The Glass Collector - A Guide to Old English Glass

Author: Maciver Percival

Publisher: Hesperides Press

ISBN: 1443737321

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 416

View: 7764


Originally published in the late 1800s, this is an extremely detailed work on collecting old English glass. Packed with over 100 illustrations and photos, this is of use to any collector. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Contents Include - Introductory: Drinking Glasses in England to the End of the 17th Century - Green's Glasses - Fine Wine Glasses: Baluster - Stems - Air Twists - White Twists - Cut Stems - Fine Glasses for Special Drinks, Including Sweemeat Glasses - Plain Glasses for Tavern and Household use - Cut Glass - Engraved Glasses - Curios - Bottles, Decanters, Flasks and Jugs - Opaque and Coloured Glass - Frauds, Fakes and Foreigners - Foreign Glass - Manufacturing and Decorative Processes - Prices - Bibliography - Glossary - Index

Old English Literature

A Guide to Criticism with Selected Readings

Author: John D. Niles

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118598830

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 8266


This review of the critical reception of Old English literature from 1900 to the present moves beyond a focus on individual literary texts so as to survey the different schools, methods, and assumptions that have shaped the discipline. Examines the notable works and authors from the period, including Beowulf, the Venerable Bede, heroic poems, and devotional literature Reinforces key perspectives with excerpts from ten critical studies Addresses questions of medieval literacy, textuality, and orality, as well as style, gender, genre, and theme Embraces the interdisciplinary nature of the field with reference to historical studies, religious studies, anthropology, art history, and more

An Invitation to Old English and Anglo-Saxon England

Author: Bruce Mitchell

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631174363

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

View: 2019


In the six centuries before the Norman Conquest, the Anglo-Saxons set their mark on England: the origins of much that is distinctive in modern English culture may be found in the period, most notably the English language itself. This outstanding book is an introduction to Old English language and literature set within the context of Anglo-Saxon history and society -so arranged that the one constantly illuminates the other. Parts I, II, and V aim to provide the reader with an understanding of, and in particular the ability to read, Old English. Drawing on over four decades of teaching experience, the author proceeds in clear, manageable steps. He stresses the 'Englishness' of Old English, guides the reader through possible difficulties, and illustrates each point with examples. Part III presents a wide-ranging account of Anglo-Saxon England. A description of the literature is followed by a brief history of the period, made vivid through a series of extracts from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. The author draws on the latest archaeological and historical research to describe arts, crafts, and occupations, from weapons, coins, textiles, and jewellery to ship-building, architecture, and sculpture. In his account of town and country life, of warriors, farmers, and entertainers, Bruce Mitchell shows the impact of Christianity on a heroic society, in which both men and women played important roles. This impact created a tension that is frequently apparent in a representative selection of fifty-one prose and verse texts provided in Part IV. Each of the texts is introduced and placed in context, and footnote annotations explain points of difficulty. The book is illustrated with maps, line drawings, and photographs. It has a guide to further reading and full indexes, and concludes with a glossary tailored to meet the needs of those encountering Old English for the first time. The author's aim is to allow the reader both to understand Anglo-Saxon society and to experience the richness of its literature and culture. He will be found to have succeeded.

Lehrbuch des Altenglischen

Author: Wolfgang Obst,Florian Schleburg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783825315948

Category: English philology

Page: 333

View: 6649


Das Altenglische, die früheste belegte Form des Englischen, ist in zahlreichen schriftlichen Zeugnissen zwischen 700 und 1100 dokumentiert. Dieses neue Lehrbuch bietet eine Einführung für Anfänger und zugleich Hintergrundinformation für Fortgeschrittene. Es basiert auf einer Auswahl reizvoller Originaltexte, anhand derer in zehn Lektionen Schreibung, Lautsystem, Morphologie, Wortbildung, Syntax und Textstrukturen des Altenglischen erläutert werden. Hierbei sind die Ähnlichkeiten und Unterschiede zum Deutschen und Neuenglischen systematisch einbezogen. Tabellarische Darstellungen und ein umfangreiches Glossar erleichtern den Überblick.

A Bibliographical Guide to Old English Syntax

Author: Frank H. Chase

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781376631128

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 34

View: 9832


This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

A Tolkien English Glossary A Guide to Old Uncommon and Archaic Words Used in the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings

Author: Oliver Loo

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557255783


Page: 292

View: 2597


The book contains over 1100 words and is intended to be a quick reference guide for the reader of The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings, where old, uncommon and archaic words can be quickly looked up and their meaning made clear. Draught for example occurs 35 times in the text with at least 5 different meanings. It means current of air in one sentence, drinking, or a drink or potion in another, one who is drafted into service in another, to draw or to pull in another and finally the depth a vessel sinks in the water. One needs to know all of the meanings in order to fully understand the text. The words in the first section of each book are arranged in order of appearance in the books. In the last section, the words are arranged alphabetically for ease of finding a particular word without regard to where it is used. Also included is the sentence where the word is used to provide the reader with the contextual setting of the word in the sentence it is used in as an aid to understand the meaning.

Inside Old English

Essays in Honour of Bruce Mitchell

Author: John Walmsley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405153199

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 7846


Inside Old English: Essays in Honour of Bruce Mitchell offers readers a comprehensive insight into the world of Old English. Brings together original essays written by prominent specialists in the field in honour of Bruce Mitchell, the eminent Oxford scholar and co-author of the bestselling A Guide to Old English, 6th edition Encourages readers to engage with the literary, cultural, intellectual, religious and historical contexts of Old English texts Explores the problems scholars face in interpreting and editing Old English texts Contributors provide authoritative and informative perspectives, drawing out connections between different contexts and pointing readers towards the essential secondary literature for each topic

The Cambridge Companion to Old English Literature

Author: Malcolm Godden,Michael Lapidge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521377942

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 298

View: 669


Ideal for students, this collection of fifteen specially commissioned essays covers all aspects of Anglo-Saxon literature from 600-1066.

Beowulf and Other Stories

A New Introduction to Old English, Old Icelandic and Anglo-Norman Literatures

Author: Joe Allard,Richard North

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131786042X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 570

View: 3552


Beowulf & Other Stories was first conceived in the belief that the study of Old English – and its close cousins, Old Icelandic and Anglo-Norman – can be a genuine delight, covering a period as replete with wonder, creativity and magic as any other in literature. Now in a fully revised second edition, the collection of essays written by leading academics in the field is set to build upon its established reputation as the standard introduction to the literatures of the time. Beowulf & Other Stories captures the fire and bloodlust of the great epic, Beowulf, and the sophistication and eroticism of the Exeter Riddles. Fresh interpretations give new life to the spiritual ecstasy of The Seafarer and to the imaginative dexterity of The Dream of the Rood, andprovide the student and general reader with all they might need to explore and enjoy this complex but rewarding field. The book sheds light, too, on the shadowy contexts of the period, with suggestive and highly readable essays on matters ranging from the dynamism of the Viking Age to Anglo-Saxon input into The Lord of the Rings, from the great religious prose works to the transition from Old to Middle English. It also branches out into related traditions, with expert introductions to the Icelandic Sagas, Viking Religion and Norse Mythology. Peter S. Baker provides an outstanding guide to taking your first steps in the Old English language, while David Crystal provides a crisp linguistic overview of the entire period. With a new chapter by Mike Bintley on Anglo-Saxon archaeology and a revised chapter by Stewart Brookes on the prose writers of the English Benedictine Reform, this updated second edition will be essential reading for students of the period.

Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis

der Roman zum Film ; [mit exklusivem Material zum Film]

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453500167


Page: 300

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Was für ein Tag - Zuerst muss der Engländer Arthur Dent sein Haus räumen, weil mitten hindurch eine Umgehungsstraße gebaut werden soll. Dann wird zu allem Überfluss auch noch die Erde gesprengt, um einer Hyperraum- Schnellstraße Platz zu machen. Was nun f

Beowulf: An Edition

Author: Bruce Mitchell,Fred C. Robinson

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631172260

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

View: 8182


This magnificent new edition, which includes relevant shorter texts and key illustrations, is designed specifically to help those who, while already enjoying some acquaintance with Old English, come to Beowulf for the first time.

The Hallowing of England

A Guide to the Saints of Old England and Their Places of Pilgrimage

Author: Andrew Phillips

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 91

View: 1852


A list of 260 saints, cross-referenced to over 300 places with which they are associated, plus details of 22 patriarchs of the English Church.