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Beowulf & other stories : a new introduction to old English, old Icelandic and Anglo-Norman literatures / edited by Richard North and Joe Allard.

Other Title:
Beowulf and other stories
Edition:
2nd ed.
Publication:
Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson/Longman, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 556 p., [20] p. of chiefly col. plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Literature, Medieval -- History and criticism.
English literature -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- History and criticism.
Old Norse literature -- History and criticism.
Anglo-Norman literature -- History and criticism.
Contents:
Why read Old English literature? : an introduction to this book / Richard North, David Crystal and Joe Allard
Names to look out for / Richard North and Joe Allard
Is it relevant? : Old English influence on The Lord of the Rings / Clive Tolley
Is violence what Old English literature is about? : Beowulf and other battlers : an introduction to Beowulf / Andy Orchard
Is there more like Beowulf? : Old English minor heroic poems / Richard North
What else is there? : joyous play and bitter tears : the Riddles and the elegies / Jennifer Neville
How Christian is OE literature? : The Dream of the Rood and Anglo-Saxon Northumbria / Éamonn Ó Carragáin and Richard North
How did OE literature start? : Cædmon the cowherd and Old English biblical verse / Bryan Weston Wyly
Were all the poets monks? : monasteries and courts : Alcuin and Offa / Andy Orchard
What was it like to be in the Anglo-Saxon or Viking world? : material culture : archaeology and text / Michael Bintley
Did the Anglo-Saxons write fiction? : Old English prose : King Alfred and his books / Susan Irvine
How difficult is the Old English language? : the Old English language / Peter S. Baker
When were the Vikings in England? : Viking wars and The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle / Jayne Carroll
Notes on the Old Norse language / Richard North
What gods did the Vikings worship? : Viking religion : Old Norse mythology / Terry Gunnell
Just who were the Vikings anyway? : sagas of Icelanders / Joe Allard
Were there stories in late OE literature? : prose writers of the English Benedictine Reform / Stewart Brookes
What happened when the Normans arrived? : Anglo-Norman literature : the road to Middle English / Patricia Gillies
Epilogue : the end of Old English? / David Crystal.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
North, Richard, 1961-
Allard, Joe, 1948-
ISBN:
9781408286036 (pbk.)
1408286033 (pbk.)
OCLC:
714113400
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