Old and Middle English C. 890-C. 1450 : An Anthology

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2009-09-28
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Spanning almost seven centuries, this anthology encapsulates the foundation and consolidation of literature written in English, culminating in some of the finest works produced in English in the high Middle Ages. New edition of this widely-used anthology of Old and Middle English literature Now extended to include newly-edited versions of Old English Wonders of the East, of Poema Morale, extracts from Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe Full translations are offered for the Old and earlier Middle English material, along with marginal glosses for the later texts A general introduction gives an outline of key works and the historical context in which they are written

Author Biography

Elaine Treharne is Professor of Early English at Florida State University. She has published extensively on Old and Middle English literature, and focuses particularly on medieval manuscripts and their contexts of production. She is a General Editor of the Oxford Textual Perspectives Series, Editor of Essays and Studies, Medieval Editor for Review of English Studies, and a former Chair and President of the English Association. She is the founding convenor of the English Association Special Interest Group in the History of Books and Texts.

Table of Contents

Alphabetical List of Authors and Works
Preface and Acknowledgements to the First Edition
Preface and Acknowledgements to the Second Edition
Preface and Acknowledgements to the Third Edition
Chronology of Events and Literary Landmarks
Bedes Ecclesiastical History:
CŠdmons Hymn
The Settlement of the Angles, Saxons and Jutes
The Life of CŠdmon
Preface to the Translation of Gregorys Pastoral Care
Translation of Boethiuss Consolation of Philosophy
The Accounts of the Journeys of Ohthere and Wulfstan
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle:
Annal 755: Cynewulf and Cynheard
Annals 855-78: The Death of Edmund, Alfreds Battles with the Vikings
The Reign of Ă­elstan and The Battle of Brunanburh
The Exeter Book:
Advent Lyrics VII and VIII
The Wanderer
The Seafarer
The Whale
Wulf and Eadwacer
Exeter Book Riddles 5, 7, 12, 26, 29, 30, 43-6, 55
The Wifes Lament
The Husbands Message
The Ruin
The Vercelli Book:
The Fates of the Apostles
Vercelli Homily X
The Dream of the Rood
Old English Preface to his First Series of Catholic Homilies
Homily on the Nativity of the Innocents
Old English Preface to his Lives of Saints
Passion of Saint Edmund
The Battle of Maldon
The Beowulf-Manuscript:
The Wonders of the East
The Junius Manuscript:
Wulfstans Sermo Lupi ad Anglos
King Cnuts Letter to the English of 1020
Apollonius of Tyre
The Peterborough Chronicle
The Life of Saint Margaret
The Hymns of Saint Godric
The Orrmulum
Cambridge, Trinity College B. 14.52:
Poema Morale
Trinity Homily 33
Worcester Cathedral Library, F. 174:
The First Worcester Fragment
Hali Mei­had
Ancrene Wisse
Sumer is Icumen In
Oxford, Bodleian Library, Digby 86:
Ubi Sount Qui Ante Nos Fuerount?
Stond Wel, Moder, Ounder Rode
The Fox and the Wolf
Dame Siri■
Love is Sofft
Arundel 292: The Bestiary
Oxford, Jesus College 29:
The Love-Ron of Friar Thomas Hales
The Proverbs of Alfred
London, British Library, Cotton Caligula A. ix:
La3amons Brut
The Owl and the Nightingale
Lyrics from Cambridge, Trinity College B. 14. 39
Trinity Lyrics: of One That Is So Fair and Bright
When I Think on Domesday
When the Turf is Thy Tower
A Saying of Saint Bernard
I Sing of One That Is Matchless
An Orison to Our Lady
The South English Legendary:
The Life of Saint Wulfstan
Cursor Mundi
Robert Mannyng of Brunne:
The Chronicle
Handlyng Synne
The Land of Cockayne
The Auchinleck Manuscript:
Sir Orfeo
The Four Foes of Mankind
London, British Library, Harley 2253:
Earth upon Earth
Advice to Women
An Old Mans Prayer
Blow, Northerne Wynd
The Death of King Edward I
I Syke when Y Singe
An Autumn Song
King Horn
The Ayenbite of Inwit
Richard Rolle:
Ego Dormio
Ghostly Gladness
King Alisaunder
Ywain and Gawain
Wynnere and Wastoure
William Langland:
Piers Plowman
Geoffrey Chaucer:
The Canterbury Tales: The General Prologue
The Wife of Baths Prologue and Tale
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Julian of Norwich:
A Vision
The Book of Margery Kempe
Select Bibliography
Glossary of Common Hard Words
Index of Manuscripts
General Index
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