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By Mark C. Amodio

ISBN-10: 0631226974

ISBN-13: 9780631226970

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Commitment desk of Contentsii--iv Prefacev--xi half 1 Anglo-Saxon England: Backgrounds and Beginnings Political historical past 1--11 Ecclesiastical background 11--21 Linguistic heritage 21--26 Literary historical past 26--29 Traditions: oral and literate 29--32 A notice on courting Anglo-Saxon texts 33--35 half 2 The Anglo-Saxon prose culture The writings of King Alfred the good 37--38 Alfred's translation of Pope Gregory the Great's Pastoral Care 38--47 Alfred's translation of Boethius's comfort of Philosophy 47--53 Alfred's translation of St Augustine's Soliloquies 53--58 Alfred's translations of the Prose Psalms of the Paris Psalter 59--62 Alfred's preface to Waerferth's translation of Pope Gregory's Dialogues 62--63 The Vercelli Homilies 63--70 The Blickling Homilies 70--76 The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 76--83 The previous English Orosius 83--89 Bede's Ecclesiastical heritage of the English humans 90--100 Apollonious of Tyre 100--106 The previous English Martyrology 106--110 The lifetime of St Guthlac 110--113 Wonders of the East, Letter of Alexander, lifetime of St Christopher 113--120 Bald's Leechbook 120--125 The writings of Aelfric of Eynsham125--133Aelfric's Catholic Homilies133--138 Aelfric's Lives of Saints 138--141 Aelfric's Colloquy at the Occupations 141--144 Aelfric as writer 145--149 The writings of Wulfstan, Archbishop of York 150--157 half three Anglo-Saxon poetry The Anglo-Saxon poetic culture 158--170 Caedmon's Hymn 170--176 Bede's dying tune 176--177 The Junius manuscript 177--179 Genesis A 180--182 Genesis B 182--188 Exodus 188--194 Daniel 194--199 Christ and devil 199--205 The poems of the Vercelli ebook 205--207 Andreas 207--217 Fates of the Apostles 218--222 Soul and physique I 222--227 Homiletic Fragment I 227--228 The Dream of the Rood 228--234 Elene 234--240 The poems of the Exeter ebook 240--242 the arrival Lyrics (Christ I) 242--245 The Ascension (Christ II) 246--249 Christ in Judgement (Christ III) 250--254 lifetime of St Guthlac 254--255 Guthlac A 255--258 Guthlac B 258--262 Azarias 263--265 The Phoenix 265--270 Juliana 271--276 The Wanderer 276--281 The presents of guys 281--282 Precepts 283--284 The Seafarer 284--287 Vainglory 287--290 Widsid 290--293 Fortunes of fellows 293--296 Maxims (I) 296--298 The Order of the area 299--300 The Rhyming Poem 300--303 The Panther, The Whale, The Partridge (The OE Physiologus) 303--306 Soul and physique II 306--307 Deor 307--310 Wulf and Eadwacer 311--313 The Exeter ebook Riddles 313--316 The Wife's Lament 317--320 Judgement Day I 320--323 Resignation (A and B) 323--326 The Descent into Hell 326--328 Almsgiving 328--329 Pharaoh 329--330 The Lord's Prayer I 330--331 Homiletic Fragment II 331--332 The Husband's Message 332--335 The Ruin335--338 The poems of Cotton Vitellius A.xv 338--339 Beowulf 339--362 Judith 363--369 Poems from a variety of manuscripts The Metres of Boethius 370--377 Metrical Psalms of the Paris Psalter 377--379 Solomon and Saturn I and II 380--384 The Menologium 385--387 The Rune Poem 387--389 The poems of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 390--392 The conflict of Brunanburh 392--394 The conflict of Maldon 395--400 The struggle at Finnsburh 401--405 Waldere 405--408 Durham 409--411 half four severe techniques The alterity of Anglo-Saxon literature 412--416 resource experiences 417--420 Manuscript stories 420--421 Grammatical and syntactic reviews 421--422 Theoretical views 422--424 Christian 424--426 Germanic legend 426--429 Gender429--432 mental 432--435 Oral-traditional 435--443 half five subject matters 444--446 Heroism 446--450 the top of the realm 450--452 The transitory nature of lifestyles 452--453 destiny 453--455 knowledge and information 455--457 Otherness 457--459 Oral-traditional themes459--461 Bibliography 462--509 Index 510--XXX

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To compose poetry in Anglo-Saxon England required poets to engage the ­ expressive economy of Anglo-Saxon oral poetics, a specialized register, or way of speaking, that developed first as a way of assisting poets who Traditions: Oral and Literate c­ omposed during performance to do so fluently and expediently. Having a ­readily available assortment of formulaic half-lines to introduce, say, direct speech, such as ‘Beowulf maþelode’ [Beowulf spoke] or ‘weard maþelode’ [the guard spoke], or epithets such as ‘helm Scyldinga’ [protector of the Scyldings] or ‘glædman Hroþgar’ [gracious Hrothgar] allows such a poet (one who composes during performance) to meet the demands of his ­tradition’s metrics and keep his narrative progressing while he crafts its ­subsequent lines.

The waves of invasions that washed over England beginning in the ninth century had a far-ranging impact on the development of the English lexicon because first the Vikings and later the Normans who invaded England also settled there and mixed, culturally and linguistically, with the native English population. One of the reasons North Germanic words entered easily into English is that the ­dialects of the Viking raiders and settlers and those of the English were to some extent mutually intelligible.

While he arrived at the city with a force that was considerably larger than the one with which he had faced Harold of Norway, it was comprised chiefly of his own retinue and those of his brothers, Gyrth and Leofwine, as well as the men who had joined him on the marches to the north or south and those men who lived close enough to London to receive his messages in time; Harold moved from the north with such dispatch that there was simply no time for the forces of the distant shires to be effectively mustered.

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