A Guide to Old English

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Wiley, Jan 12, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 448 pages
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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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User Review  - Dan - Goodreads

Of all the texts I used to teach myself Old English, this one was the most useful. It's accessible (sometimes a little too pedantic) and provides the necessary information in a clear format. Read full review

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Good resource and one that will need to be read again. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Bruce Mitchell is Fellow Emeritus at St Edmund Hall, Oxford.

Fred C. Robinson is Douglas Tracy Smith Professor Emeritus of English at Yale University.

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