Introduction to Old English

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Wiley, Mar 27, 2012 - Literary Criticism - 400 pages
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Featuring numerous updates and additional anthology selections, the 3rd edition of Introduction to Old English confirms its reputation as a leading text designed to help students engage with Old English literature for the first time.

  • A new edition of one of the most popular introductions to Old English
  • Assumes no expertise in other languages or in traditional grammar
  • Includes basic grammar reviews at the beginning of each major chapter and a “minitext” feature to aid students in practicing reading Old English
  • Features updates and several new anthology readings, including King Alfred’s Preface to Gregory’s Pastoral Care

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A decent introduction to Old English as a language and as a translation tool. In the course in which I used the text, we did need to supplement the text with outside material - it wasn't great at ... Read full review

Introduction to Old English

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Baker (medieval literature, Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville; Beowulf: Basic Readings) here provides an excellent introduction to the study of Old English that assumes no knowledge of the ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Peter S. Baker is Professor of English, specializing in medieval literature and the history of the English language, at the University of Virginia. His previous books include editions of Byrhthferth’s Enchiridion (with Michael Lapidge, 1995) and The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: A Collaborative Edition.

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