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Old and Middle English C. 890-C. 1450: An Anthology written by Elaine Treharne

 

Old and Middle English C. 890-C. 1450: An Anthology written by Elaine Treharne

Overview:

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

Synopsis:

Building on the success of the first two editions of Old and Middle English: An Anthology (2000, 2004), Old and Middle English c.890-c.1400: An Anthology is a valuable seminar resource. Spanning almost seven centuries, this anthology of literary texts ranges from the earliest writings in English up to the time of Chaucer. It encapsulates the foundation and consolidation of literature written in English, culminating in some of the finest works produced in the high Middle Ages.

The texts are arranged by date of manuscript, foregrounding issues of dating, textual transmission, authorship and audience

Full translations are offered for all the Old and earlier Middle English material, along with marginal glosses for the later texts, making them accessible to those who are not language specialists

A general introduction gives an outline of the key works and the historical context in which they were written

It contains an imaginative selection of canonical and non-canonical material, and can be used both to facilitate group discussion and to encourage independent student research

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