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A companion to Anglo-Saxon literature /
edited by Phillip Pulsiano and Elaine Treharne.
imprint
Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishers, 2008.
description
xiv, 529 p. : map ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9781405176095
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imprint
Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishers, 2008.
isbn
9781405176095
general note
First published in 2001.
catalogue key
6983757
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2002-05-01:
The latest addition to Blackwell's comprehensive surveys of literature and culture, this volume offers an impressive array of essays by reputable scholars including Fred C. Robinson, Roy Liuzza, Patrizia Lendinara, Hugh Magennis, and Pulsiano (late of Villanova Univ.) and Treharne (Univ. of Leicester, UK) themselves. The editors organize the contributions into five logical parts, embracing such topics as manuscript tradition, sources and influences, genres and modes, and historical surveys of Anglo-Saxon scholarship, including Hugh Lowe's exceptional essay exploring the impact of postmodernism on the field. Attention is devoted not only to familiar Anglo-Saxon material, but also to material that is less frequently studied, such as medical and legal writings. More comprehensive and sophisticated than The Cambridge Companion to Old English Literature, ed. by Malcolm Godden and Michael Lapidge(CH, Mar'92), this companion will be a valuable introduction for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students and a useful resource for faculty. C. P. Jamison Armstrong Atlantic State University
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"The latest addition to Blackwell's comprehensive surveys of literature and culture, this volume offers an impressive array of essays by reputable scholars ... This Companion will be a valuable introduction for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students and useful resource for faculty." Choice " A Companion to Anglo-Saxon Literature is an impressive anthology of erudite essays written by scholars around the world on the topic of Anglo-Saxon literature, particularly that of the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries. Prose, poetry, religious, and secular literature are all discussed at length in this college-level analysis and presentation, which is very highly recommended for academic literary studies in general, and medieval studies in reference collections in particular." The Midwest Book Review "Many of the world's leading Anglo-Saxonists have contributed to this volume which provides a very useful overview of current preoccupations of those who study and teach Old English literature." Literature and History "Stimulating introductions that bring out the wider potential of their topics for understanding the Anglo-Saxon past ... much to offer the more experienced reader as well as the novice." Literature and History
"The latest addition to Blackwell's comprehensive surveys of literature nd culture, this volume offers an impressive array of essays by reputable scholars [...] This companion will be a valuable introduction for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students and useful resource for faculty."Choice"A Companion to Anglo-Saxon Literature is an impressive anthology of erudite essays written by scholars around the world on the topic of Anglo-Saxon literature, particularly that of the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries. Prose, poetry, religious, and secular literature are all discussed at length in this college-level analysis and presentation, which is very highly recommended for academic literary studies in general, and medieval studies in reference collections in particular."The Midwest Book Review"Many of the world's leading Anglo-Saxonists have contributed to this volume which provides a very useful overview of current preoccupations of those who study and teach Old English literature."Literature and History"Stimulating introductions that bring out the wider potential of their topics for understanding the Anglo-Saxon past. [...] "much to offer the more experienced reader as well as the novice."Literature and History
"The latest addition to Blackwell's comprehensive surveys of literature and culture, this volume offers an impressive array of essays by reputable scholars ... This Companion will be a valuable introduction for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students and useful resource for faculty." Choice "A Companion to Anglo-Saxon Literature is an impressive anthology of erudite essays written by scholars around the world on the topic of Anglo-Saxon literature, particularly that of the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries. Prose, poetry, religious, and secular literature are all discussed at length in this college-level analysis and presentation, which is very highly recommended for academic literary studies in general, and medieval studies in reference collections in particular." The Midwest Book Review "Many of the world's leading Anglo-Saxonists have contributed to this volume which provides a very useful overview of current preoccupations of those who study and teach Old English literature." Literature and History "Stimulating introductions that bring out the wider potential of their topics for understanding the Anglo-Saxon past ... much to offer the more experienced reader as well as the novice." Literature and History
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"The latest addition to Blackwell's comprehensive surveys of literature and culture, this volume offers an impressive array of essays by reputable scholars ... This Companion will be a valuable introduction for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students and useful resource for faculty." Choice"A Companion to Anglo-Saxon Literature is an impressive anthology of erudite essays written by scholars around the world on the topic of Anglo-Saxon literature, particularly that of the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries. Prose, poetry, religious, and secular literature are all discussed at length in this college-level analysis and presentation, which is very highly recommended for academic literary studies in general, and medieval studies in reference collections in particular." The Midwest Book Review"Many of the world's leading Anglo-Saxonists have contributed to this volume which provides a very useful overview of current preoccupations of those who study and teach Old English literature." Literature and History"Stimulating introductions that bring out the wider potential of their topics for understanding the Anglo-Saxon past ... much to offer the more experienced reader as well as the novice." Literature and History
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Summaries
Main Description
This acclaimed volume explores and unravels the contexts, readings, genres, intertextualities and debates within Anglo-Saxon studies. Brings together specially-commissioned contributions from a team of leading European and American scholars. Embraces both the literature and the cultural background of the period. Combines the discussion of primary material and manuscript sources with critical analysis and readings. Considers the past, present and future of Anglo-Saxon studies
Main Description
This stimulating Companion brings together leading scholars from America, the Antipodes, and Europe to point the way ahead for Anglo-Saxon studies. The scope of the volume is unparalleled, embracing not only the literature of the period, but also the cultural background and the discipline of Anglo-Saxon studies: past, present and future.The chapters are linked into five sections covering contexts, readings, genres, intertextualities and debates. The combination of the discussion of primary material and manuscript sources with critical analysis and readings breaks new ground: fresh approaches are offered, genres of writing not normally studies are opened up, and readers are shown how texts can be read in their particular cultural milieu. The complete volume is essential reading for upper-level students or faculty who want a current and challenging overview of the field.
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This stimulating Companion brings together leading scholars from America, the Antipodes, and Europe to point the way ahead for Anglo-Saxon studies. The scope of the volume is unparalleled, embracing not only the literature of the period, but also the cultural background and the discipline of Anglo-Saxon studies, past, present and future. The chapters are linked into five sections covering contexts, readings, genres, intertextualities and debates. The combination of the discussion of primary material and manuscript sources with critical analysis and readings breaks new ground: fresh approaches are offered, genres of writing not normally studied are opened up, and readers are shown how texts can be read in their particular cultural milieu. The complete volume is essential reading for upper-level students or faculty who want a current and challenging overview of the field.
Table of Contents
Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Contexts and Perspectives
An Introduction to the Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Vernacular English
An Introduction to the Corpus of Anglo-Latin Literature
Transmission of Literature and Learning: Anglo Saxon Scribal Culture
Authorship and Anonymity
Audience(s), Reception, Literacy
Anglo-Saxon Manuscript Production: Issues of Making and Using
Readings: Cultural Framework and Heritage
The Germanic Background
Religious Context: Pre-Benedictine Reform Period
The Benedictine Reform and Beyond
Legal and Documentary Writings
Scientific and Medical Writings
Prayers, Glosses and Glossaries
Genre and Modes
Religious Prose
Religious Poetry
Secular Prose
Secular Poetry
Anglo-Latin Prose
Intertextualities: Sources and Influences
Biblical and Patristic Learning
The Irish Tradition
Germanic Influences
Scandinavian Relations
Debates and Issues
English in the Post-Conquest Period
Anglo-Saxon Studies: Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries
Anglo-Saxon Studies in the Nineteenth Century: England, Denmark, America
Anglo-Saxon Studies in the Nineteenth Century: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
By the Numbers: Anglo-Saxon Scholarship at the Century's End
The New Millennium
Selected Further Reading
Index
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