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A companion to Anglo-Saxon literature / edited by Phillip Pulsiano and Elaine Treharne.



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Oxford ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 2001.
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  • xiv, 529 p. : map ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [506]-510) and index.
  • PrefaceAcknowledgementsAbbreviationsPart I. Contexts and Perspectives:1. An Introduction to the Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Vernacular English. (Elaine Treharne and Phillip Pulsiano)2. An Introduction to the Corpus of Anglo-Latin Literature. (Joseph P. McGowan)3. Transmission of Literature and Learning: Anglo Saxon Scribal Culture. (Jonathan Wilcox)4. Authorship and Anonymity. (Mary Swan)5. Audience(s), Reception, Literacy. (Hugh Magennis)6. Anglo-Saxon Manuscript Production: Issues of Making and Using. (Michelle P. Brown)Part II. Readings: Cultural Framework and Heritage:7. The Germanic Background. (Patrizia Lendinara)8. Religious Context9. The Benedictine Reform and Beyond. (Joyce Hill)10. Legal and Documentary Writings. (Carole Hough)11. Scientific and Medical Writings. (Stephanie Hollis)12. Prayers, Glosses and Glossaries. (Phillip Pulsiano)Part III.Genre and Modes:13. Religious Prose. (Roy M. Liuzza)14. Religious Poetry. (Patrick W. Conner)15. Secular Prose. (Donald G. Scragg)16. Secular Poetry: Fred Robinson.17. Anglo-Latin. (Joseph P. McGowan)Part IV. Intertextualities: Sources and Influences:18. Biblical and Patristic Learning (Tom Hall)19. The Irish Tradition. (Charles E. Wright)20. Germanic Influences. (Rolf Bremmer)21. Scandinavian Relations. (Robert E. Bjork)Part V. Debates and Issues:22. English in the Post-Conquest Period. (Elaine Treharne)23. Anglo-Saxon Studies: Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries. (Tim Graham)24. Anglo-Saxon Studies in the Nineteenth Century: England, Denmark, America. (J. R. Hall)25. Anglo-Saxon Studies in the Nineteenth Century: Germany, Austria, Switzerland. (Hans Sauer)26. By the Numbers: Anglo-Saxon Scholarship at the Century's End. (Allen Frantzen)27. The New Millennium. (Nicholas Howe)Selected Further ReadingIndex.
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Publisher's Summary:
This stimulating Companion brings together leading scholars from America, the Antipodes, and Europe to point the way ahead for Anglo-Saxon studies. The scope of the volume is unparalleled, embracing not only the literature of the period, but also the cultural background and the discipline of Anglo-Saxon studies: past, present and future. The chapters are linked into five sections covering contexts, readings, genres, intertextualities and debates. The combination of the discussion of primary material and manuscript sources with critical analysis and readings breaks new ground: fresh approaches are offered, genres of writing not normally studies are opened up, and readers are shown how texts can be read in their particular cultural milieu. The complete volume is essential reading for upper-level students or faculty who want a current and challenging overview of the field.
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Pulsiano, Phillip, 1955-2000
Treharne, Elaine M.
Blackwell companions to literature and culture ; 11.

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