A Guide To Old English

Author: Bruce Mitchell
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119950279
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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

Author: Bruce Mitchell
Editor: Blackwell Publishers
ISBN: 9780631127352
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The seventh 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, much-requested texts: the Cotton Gnomes and Wulfstan's "Sermo Lupia ad Anglos" - and two new appendices: A List of Linguistic Terms Used in This Book and The Moods of Old English. Provides 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. Contains a special "How to Use this Guide" section, to aid both self-study and classroom use.

A Guide To Old English

Author: Bruce Mitchell
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A Guide to Old English has established itself as the most thorough and most stimulating introduction to the language of Anglo-Saxon England. This revised edition adds ten basic texts, together with full notes and a comprehensive glossary, which convert the Guide into a self-contained course book for students beginning a study of Old English. The texts, such as Cynewulf and Cyneheard, the story of Caedmon and the conversion of Edwin, are those that have traditionally been chosen by teachers precisely becasue they offer the best introduction to the literature and culture of the time. They are arranged in order of increasing difficulty. The notes and glossary constantly refer to the grammatical explanations in the Guide, so that course is fully integrated and easy to follow.

Old English Literature

Author: John D. Niles
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118598830
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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
Editor: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631174363
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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.

Complete Old English

Author: Mark Atherton
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 147362794X
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Designed for complete beginners, and tested for years with real learners, Complete Old English offers a bridge from the textbook to the real world, enabling you to learn the grammar, understand the vocabulary and even how to translate such canonical texts as Beowulf and the earliest version of the Lord's Prayer from a critical point in our history. Structured around authentic material, using online audio to aid pronunciation, and introducing both a grammar perspective and a full introduction to essential vocabulary, this course also features: -22 learning units plus maps and verb guide -New edition features key set texts in an Appendix, in a title suitable for classroom or self-study use -Authentic materials - language taught through key texts -Teaches the key skills - reading and understanding Old English grammar and vocabulary -Culture insights - learn about the culture and religion of the Anglo-Saxons -Self tests and learning activities - see and track your own progress Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

The Glass Collector A Guide To Old English Glass

Author: Maciver Percival
Editor: Hesperides Press
ISBN: 1443737321
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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

The Glass Collector

Author: MacIver Percival
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Inside Old English

Author: John Walmsley
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119121396
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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

The Cambridge Companion To Old English Literature

Author: Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon Malcolm Godden
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521377942
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Ideal for students, this collection of fifteen specially commissioned essays covers all aspects of Anglo-Saxon literature from 600-1066.