A Guide to Old English

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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.

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About the author (1982)

Bruce Mitchell is Fellow Emeritus at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. His many publications include An Invitation to Old English and Anglo-Saxon England (Blackwell, 1994).


Fred C. Robinson is Douglas Tracy Smith Emeritus Professor of English at Yale University. His books include The Tomb of Beowulf, and Other Essays on Old English (Blackwell, 1993)


The sixth edition of Mitchell and Robinson's A Guide to Old English was published by Blackwell in 2001.

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