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

Lehrbuch des Altenglischen


Author: Wolfgang Obst,Florian Schleburg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783825315948
Category: English philology
Page: 333
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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.

Altenglisches Elementarbuch

Einführung, Grammatik, Texte mit Übersetzung und Wörterbuch
Author: Martin Lehnert
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
ISBN: 9783111008981
Category:
Page: 178
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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
Category:
Page: 292
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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.

An Invitation to Old English and Anglo-Saxon England


Author: Bruce Mitchell
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631174363
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 448
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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.

The Cambridge Companion to Old English Literature


Author: Malcolm Godden,Michael Lapidge
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521377942
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 298
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Ideal for students, this collection of fifteen specially commissioned essays covers all aspects of Anglo-Saxon literature from 600-1066.

The Tomb of Beowulf

And Other Essays on Old English
Author: Fred C. Robinson
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631173281
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 352
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Fred C. Robinson is known throughout the world for some of the most original and stimulating work on Old English literature and language published in recent times. The Tomb of Beowulf collects thirty seven of his essays and three substantial new articles. The book is informed by the author's preoccupation with meaning, context and language and their subtle interactions. Its contents are equally characterized by readability and scholarship, and by learning and wit.

The Cambridge Companion to Old English Literature


Author: Malcolm Godden,Michael Lapidge
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110746921X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 376
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This Companion has been thoroughly revised to take account of recent scholarship and to provide a clear and accessible introduction for those encountering Old English literature for the first time. Including seventeen essays by distinguished scholars, this new edition provides a discussion of the literature of the period 600 to 1066 in the context of how Anglo-Saxon society functioned. New chapters cover topics including preaching and teaching, Beowulf and literacy, and a further five chapters have been revised and updated, including those on the Old English language, perceptions of eternity and Anglo-Saxon learning. An additional concluding chapter on Old English after 1066 offers an overview of the study and cultural influences of Old English literature to the present day. Finally, the further reading list has been overhauled to incorporate the most up-to-date scholarship in the field and the latest electronic resources for students.

Learning and Literature in Anglo-Saxon England

Studies Presented to Peter Clemoes on the Occasion of His Sixty-Fifth Birthday
Author: Michael Lapidge,Helmut Gneuss
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521259029
Category: History
Page: 459
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An collection of essays by specialists in the field examining Anglo-Saxon learning and text interpretation and transmission.

A New Critical History of Old English Literature


Author: Stanley B. Greenfield,Daniel G. Calder,Michael Lapidge
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814730027
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 370
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Who gets to breathe clean air? Who benefits from the cheaper products produced with dirty air? The answers, as the contributors to Smoke and Mirrors tell us, are sometimes as gray as the air itself. From the coal factory chimneys in Manchester in the late nineteenth century to the smog hanging over Los Angeles in the late twentieth century, air pollution has long been one of the greatest threats to our environment. In this important collection of original essays, the leading environmental scientists and social scientists examine the politics of air pollution policies and help us to understand the ways these policies have led to, idiosyncratic, effective, ineffective, and even disastrous choices about what we choose to put into and take out of the air. Offering historical, contemporary and cross-national perspectives, this volume provides a refreshing new approach to understanding how air pollution policies have evolved over time.

Introduction to Old English


Author: Richard Hogg
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 074868946X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 176
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An student's introduction to the first centuries in the history of the English language.

Beowulf: An Edition


Author: Bruce Mitchell,Fred C. Robinson
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631172260
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 332
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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.

Altenglisches Elementarbuch

Einführung, Grammatik, Texte mit Übersetzung und Wörterbuch
Author: Martin Lehnert
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110853094
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 179
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The Cambridge Old English Reader


Author: Richard Marsden
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110705530X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 614
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This reader remains the only major new reader of Old English prose and verse in the past forty years. The second edition has been extensively revised, with the new section, Beginning Old English, for newcomers to Old English, along with a new extract from Beowulf. The 57 individual texts include favourites such as The Battle of Maldon and Sermon of the Wolf, and others not readily available, like an extract from Apollonius of Tyre. There are Modern English glosses for every prose-passage and poem and extensive notes. A succinct reference grammar is appended, along with a guide to pronunciation and grammatical terminology. The glossary lists and analyses all Old English words that occur in the book. Headnotes to each of the six text sections, and to every individual text, establish their literary and historical contexts, illustrating the rich cultural variety of Anglo-Saxon England. This second edition is an accessible and scholarly introduction to Old English.

Old English Literature and the Old Testament


Author: Michael Fox,Manish Sharma
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802098541
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 397
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It would be difficult to overestimate the importance of the Bible in the medieval world. For the Anglo-Saxons, literary culture emerged from sustained and intensive biblical study. Further, at least to judge from the Old English texts which survive, the Old Testament was the primary influence, both in terms of content and modes of interpretation. Though the Old Testament was only partially translated into Old English, recent studies have shown how completely interconnected Anglo-Latin and Old English literary traditions are. Old English Literature and the Old Testament considers the importance of the Old Testament from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, from comparative to intertextual and historical. Though the essays focus on individual works, authors, or trends, including the Interrogationes Sigewulfi, Genesis A, and Daniel, each ultimately speaks to the vernacular corpus as a whole, suggesting approaches and methodologies for further study.

Old English Meter

An Introduction
Author: Jun Terasawa
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442693843
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 152
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Old English Metre offers an essential framework for the critical analysis of metrical structures and interpretations in Old English literature. Jun Terasawa's comprehensive introductory text covers the basics of Old English metre and reviews the current research in the field, emphasizing the interaction between Old English metre and components such as word-formation, word-choice, and grammar. He also covers the metre-related problems of dating, authorship, and the distinction between prose and verse. Each chapter includes exercises and suggestions for further reading. Appendices provide possible answers to the exercises, tips for scanning half-lines, and brief definitions of metrical terms used. Examples in Old English are provided with literal modern English translations, with glosses added in the first three chapters to help beginners. The result is a comprehensive guide that makes important text-critical skills much more readily available to Old English specialists and beginners alike.