A New Critical History of Old English Literature

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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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"What has Ingeld to do with Christ?'' Using Alcuin's remonstrance as both theme and context for their detailed examination of a remarkable literary corpus, the authors provide a critical reading of ... Read full review

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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

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