A New Critical History of Old English Literature

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NYU Press, 1986 - Literary Criticism - 370 pages
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Anglo-Saxon prose and poetry is, without question, the major literary achievement of the early Middle Ages (c. 700-1100). In no other vernacular language does such a vast store of verbal treasures exist for so extended a period of time. For twenty years the definitive guide to that literature has been Stanley B. Greenfield's 1965 Critical History of Old English Literature. Now this classic has been extensively revised and updated to make it more valuable than ever to both the student and scholar.


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The Alfredian Translations and Related
iElfric Wulfstan and Other Late Prose
Legal and Scientific Prose
Some Remarks on the Nature and Quality
Secular Heroic Poetry
The Christian Saint as Hero
Christ as Poetic Hero
Old Testament Narrative Poetry
Miscellaneous Religious and Secular Poetry
Lore and Wisdom
Elegiac Poetry

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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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