A History of Old English Literature

A History of Old English Literature

Author(s): R. D. Fulk, Christopher M. Cain

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631223979

Online ISBN: 9780470693575

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693575

About this Book

This timely introduction to Old English literature focuses on the production and reception of Old English texts, and on their relation to Anglo-Saxon history and culture.

  • Introduces Old English texts and considers their relation to Anglo-Saxon culture.
  • Responds to renewed emphasis on historical and cultural contexts in the field of medieval studies.
  • Treats virtually the entire range of textual types preserved in Old English.
  • Considers the production, reception and uses of Old English texts.
  • Integrates the Anglo-Latin backgrounds crucial to understanding Old English literature.
  • Offers very extensive bibliographical guidance.
  • Demonstrates that Anglo-Saxon studies is uniquely placed to contribute to current literary debates.

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