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
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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".

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.

The Glass Collector

A Guide to Old English Glass (Classic Reprint)
Author: Maciver Percival
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780267719754
Category: Art
Page: 416
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Excerpt from The Glass Collector: A Guide to Old English Glass HE collection of old English glasses is a Comparatively modern hobby, but its votaries increase in number every day. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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
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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
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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.

Inside Old English

Essays in Honour of Bruce Mitchell
Author: John Walmsley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405153199
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 320
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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

A Bibliographical Guide to Old English Syntax


Author: Frank H. Chase
Publisher: Sagwan Press
ISBN: 9781376631128
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 34
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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
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.

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.

Du bist der Hammer!

Hör endlich auf, an deiner Großartigkeit zu zweifeln, und beginn ein fantastisches Leben
Author: Jen Sincero
Publisher: Ariston
ISBN: 3641190665
Category: Self-Help
Page: 304
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Sind Sie zufrieden mit Ihrem Leben, so wie es ist? Oder sagen Sie: Soll’s das wirklich schon gewesen sein? Wenn Sie sich insgeheim denken, dass irgendwo Größeres auf Sie wartet, Ihnen aber noch der letzte Anstoß fehlt, um endlich die verdammte Komfortzone zu verlassen, dann sind Sie hier genau richtig. Denn Jen Sincero wird Sie packen und von der Couch ziehen, damit Sie endlich das Leben leben, auf das Sie selbst neidisch wären. Aber Vorsicht: Nach diesem Buch ist das Leben definitiv anders! Jen Sinceros eigenes Leben war lange Zeit alles andere als berauschend: Sie hangelte sich von einem schlechten Job zum nächsten, hatte nie genug Geld und fuhr ein Auto, das fast auseinanderfiel. Bis sie entschied, dass sie etwas ändern muss. Sie las gefühlt jedes Selbsthilfebuch auf dieser Welt und ging zu Seminaren, bei denen man Leute umarmen oder seine Wut an einem Kissen auslassen musste. Und – es half. Jen Sincero schrieb ihr erstes Buch und schließlich noch ein zweites, das zu einem Bestseller wurde. Sie arbeitete als Coach, gab Seminare, reiste um die Welt und sprach vor großem Publikum. Sie erreichte genau das, wovon sie immer geträumt hatte. Jetzt gibt Jen Sincero ihre Erkenntnisse und ihr Wissen weiter und zeigt, wie man die Fähigkeiten, die in einem schlummern, endlich zum Blühen bringt. Es geht darum, sich glasklar darüber zu werden, was einen glücklich macht und wobei man sich am lebendigsten fühlt, und es dann mutig umzusetzen, statt sich einzureden, man könnte es nicht schaffen. Mit viel Humor und Schlagfertigkeit gibt sie praktische Ratschläge und zeigt Übungen, die dabei helfen die Selbstsabotage zu beenden und das zu erreichen, wovon man träumt.

Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis

der Roman zum Film ; [mit exklusivem Material zum Film]
Author: Douglas Adams
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783453500167
Category:
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

Magic Cleaning

Wie richtiges Aufräumen Ihr Leben verändert
Author: Marie Kondo
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644491011
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
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Kaum jemandem macht es Spaß, aufzuräumen und sich von Dingen zu trennen. Die meisten von uns haben einfach nie gelernt, wirklich Ordnung zu halten. Denn auch beim Aufräumen gibt es den berühmten Jo-Jo-Effekt. Doch damit ist jetzt Schluss! Marie Kondo lässt keine Ausrede gelten. Die junge Japanerin hat eine bahnbrechende Strategie entwickelt, die auf wenigen simplen Grundsätzen beruht, aber dennoch höchst effektiv ist. So wird die Beschäftigung mit dem Gerümpel des Alltags schon mal zu einem Fest. Darüber hinaus sind die Auswirkungen, die Magic Cleaning tatsächlich auf unser Denken und unsere Persönlichkeit hat, noch viel erstaunlicher. Der Generalangriff auf das alltägliche Chaos macht uns zu selbstbewussten, zufriedenen, ausgeglichenen Menschen. Vereinfachen Sie Ihr Leben mit Magic Cleaning! Der Nr.-1-Bestseller aus Japan - über zwei Million verkaufte Exemplare

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.

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
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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.

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.

Rudiments of Anglo-Saxon

An Introductory Guide to Old English for Christian and Home Schools
Author: Douglas Wilson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781591280842
Category: English language
Page: 248
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A New Owner's Guide to Old English Sheepdogs


Author: Marilyn Mayfield
Publisher: TFH Publications
ISBN: 9780793827954
Category: Pets
Page: 160
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Each of these new books is authored by a well-respected breeder with no less than a decade of experience in the breed. Each title provides information on the history and origin of each breed. Topics include expert advice on selecting, proper care, training, grooming, and nutrition.

Atlas Obscura

Entdeckungsreisen zu den verborgenen Wundern der Welt
Author: Joshua Foer,Ella Morton,Dylan Thuras
Publisher: Mosaik Verlag
ISBN: 3641207118
Category: Social Science
Page: 480
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Der außergewöhnlichste Reiseführer der Welt Der Atlas Obscura sieht nur auf den ersten Blick aus wie ein Reiseführer. Es ist vor allem ein Buch zum Lesen und Träumen – eine Wunderkammer voller unerwarteter, bizarrer und mysteriöser Orte, die gleichermaßen Wunderlust und Wanderlust hervorrufen. Jede einzelne Seite dieses außergewöhnlichen Buchs erweitert unseren Horizont und zeigt uns, wie wunderbar und schräg die Welt in Wirklichkeit ist. Fesselnde Texte, hunderte von fantastischen Fotos, überraschende Fakten und Karten für jede Region des Globus machen es nahezu unmöglich, nicht gleich die nächste Seite aufzuschlagen und weiterzuschmökern! Eine erstaunliche Liebeserklärung an die Welt, in der wir leben.