Anglo Saxon Poetry

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S.A.J. Bradley
Orion Publishing Group, Apr 26, 2012 - Poetry - 624 pages
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Anglo-saxon poetry was circulated orally in a preliterate society, and gathered at last into books over some six centuries before the Norman Conquest ended English independence. Against the odds some of these books survive today. This anthology of prose translations covers most of the surviving poetry, revealing a tradition which is outstanding among early medieval literatures for its sophisticated exploration of the human condition in a mutable, finite, but wonderfully diverse and meaning-filled world.
 

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Contents

Cover
Abbreviations
Genesis
Exodus
Daniel
Christ
The Fatesofthe Apostles
Christ IThe
Juliana
Soul and Body II
The Wifes
The Descentinto Hell
Beowulf
Judith
The Battle of Finnsburh
Maxims

Christ IIThe Ascension
Guthlac
Azarias
The Metrical
Acknowledgements
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S.A.J Bradley studied Anglo-Saxon at University College, Oxford and has since teached in at King's College, London and the University of York. He was elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1993.

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