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Literacy and Power in Anglo-Saxon Literature
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 268

Literacy and Power in Anglo-Saxon Literature

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1991
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  • Publisher: Unknown

At the close of the ninth century Alfred the Great lamented the decay of teaming in England and proposed a program of official translations and scholarly study to set his country back on the path of intellectual inquiry. In his Preface to Pope Gregory's Pastoral Care, Alfred equated a knowledge of texts with the right governance of self and state. That document, rich in the history of Anglo-Saxon England and suggestive of the uses of literacy, has long been a canonical text in the teaching of the Old English language, and it begins Seth Lerer's study of the place of texts in the construction of the Anglo-Saxon literary imagination. Beowulf, the Old English Daniel, Bede's Ecclesiastical Histo...

Humour in Anglo-Saxon Literature
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 162

Humour in Anglo-Saxon Literature

Essays lay the groundwork for a theory of humour in Old English literature.

Paradise, Death and Doomsday in Anglo-Saxon Literature
  • Language: en

Paradise, Death and Doomsday in Anglo-Saxon Literature

How did the Anglo-Saxons conceptualize the interim between death and Doomsday? In this 2001 book, Ananya Jahanara Kabir presents an investigation into the Anglo-Saxon belief in the 'interim paradise': paradise as a temporary abode for good souls following death and pending the final decisions of Doomsday. She locates the origins of this distinctive sense of paradise within early Christian polemics, establishes its Anglo-Saxon development as a site of contestation and compromise, and argues for its post-Conquest transformation into the doctrine of purgatory. In ranging across Old English prose and poetry as well as Latin apocrypha, exegesis, liturgy, prayers and visions of the otherworld, and combining literary criticism with recent scholarship in early medieval history, early Christian theology and history of ideas, this book is essential reading for scholars of Anglo-Saxon England, historians of Christianity, and all those interested in the impact of the Anglo-Saxon period on the later Middle Ages.

Anglo-Saxon Literature
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 216

Anglo-Saxon Literature

Reproduction of the original: Anglo-Saxon Literature by John Earle

The Experience of Education in Anglo-Saxon Literature
  • Language: en

The Experience of Education in Anglo-Saxon Literature

Reveals the rich emotional experience of teaching and learning as revealed in Anglo-Saxon literature.

The Cambridge Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Literature
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 217

The Cambridge Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Literature

Introducing Anglo-Saxon literature in an approachable way, this is an indispensable guide for students to a key literary topic.

Learning and Literature in Anglo-Saxon England
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 459

Learning and Literature in Anglo-Saxon England

An collection of essays by specialists in the field examining Anglo-Saxon learning and text interpretation and transmission.

The Anglo Saxon Literature Handbook
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 432

The Anglo Saxon Literature Handbook

The Anglo-Saxon Literature Handbook presents an accessible introduction to the surviving works of prose and poetry produced in Anglo-Saxon England, from AD 410-1066. Makes Anglo-Saxon literature accessible to modern readers Helps readers to overcome the linguistic, aesthetic and cultural barriers to understanding and appreciating Anglo-Saxon verse and prose Introduces readers to the language, politics, and religion of the Anglo-Saxon literary world Presents original readings of such works as Beowulf, The Battle of Maldon, The Wanderer, The Seafarer, and The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

Imagining the Jew in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 355

Imagining the Jew in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture

The thirteen essays in Imagining the Jew in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture examine visual and textual representations of Jews before 1066.

Anglo-Saxon Literature
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 31

Anglo-Saxon Literature

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1847
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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