A New Critical History of Old English Literature

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NYU Press, 1986 - Literary Criticism - 370 pages
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Contents

Introduction
1
The Alfredian Translations and Related
38
iElfric Wulfstan and Other Late Prose
68
Legal and Scientific Prose
107
Some Remarks on the Nature and Quality
122
Secular Heroic Poetry
134
The Christian Saint as Hero
158
Christ as Poetic Hero
183
Old Testament Narrative Poetry
206
Miscellaneous Religious and Secular Poetry
227
Lore and Wisdom
253
Elegiac Poetry
280
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About the author (1986)

Stanley B. Greenfield is Professor of English at the University of Oregon.

Daniel G. Calder is Professor of English and Chairman of the department at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Michael Lapidge is a member of the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celti

Michael Lapidge is Elrington and Bosworth Professor Emeritus of Anglo-Saxon, University of Cambridge and Notre Dame Professor of English Emeritus, University of Notre Dame.

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