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By Corinne Saunders

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ISBN-13: 9781405159630

A spouse to Medieval Poetry provides a sequence of unique essays from top literary students that discover English poetry from the Anglo-Saxon interval as much as the fifteenth century. Organised into 3 elements to echo the chronological and stylistic divisions among the Anglo-Saxon, heart English and Post-Chaucerian classes, each one part is brought with contextual essays, supplying a necessary advent to the society and tradition of the time Combines a normal dialogue of genres of medieval poetry, with particular attention of texts and authors, together with Beowulf , Sir Gawain and the golf green Knight , Chaucer, Gower and Langland beneficial properties unique essays via eminent students, together with Andy Orchard, Carl Schmidt, Douglas grey, and Barry Windeatt, who current quite a number theoretical, old, and cultural techniques to analyzing medieval poetry, in addition to delivering shut research of person texts and traditions

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A tale of two kings: Alfred the Great and Æthelred the Unready. Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 5th ser. 36, 195–217. Keynes, S. (1991). The Æthelings in Normandy. Anglo-Norman Studies, 13, 173–205. Keynes, S. (1994). Cnut’s Earls. In A. R. ). The Reign of Cnut: King of England, Denmark and Norway (pp. 43–88). Leicester: Leicester University Press. Keynes, S. (1995). England, 700–900. In R. ). The New Cambridge Medieval History, II: c. 700–c. 900 (pp. 18–42). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Turville-Petre, Thorlac (1996). England the Nation: Language, Literature and National Identity 1290– 340. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Wakelin, Daniel (2007). Humanism, Reading, and English Literature 1430–1530. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ) (1999). The Cambridge His­ tory of Medieval English Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  Part I Old English Poetry Contexts Genres and Modes  Contexts 1 The World of Anglo-Saxon England Andy Orchard The Anglo-Saxon period is often seen as a distinctive phase in the history of these islands (see in general Stenton 1971; Whitelock 1974; Lapidge et al.

While Boniface was to die in Dokkum, Alcuin, who had left England in 782, died in Tours in 804, a key member of Charlemagne’s imported intellectual elite (Orchard 2000; Bullough 2004). Important cultural icons, such as the elaborate and rightly celebrated Lindisfarne Gospels or the mighty Codex Amiatinus, bear eloquent witness to the influence of the Irish on Anglo-Saxon intellectual endeavours, albeit that some Anglo-Saxons (notably Aldhelm, whose early education had a distinctly Irish flavour) seem to have preferred the Mediterranean traditions imported into England at the end of the seventh century by the so-called Canterbury School (Lapidge 2007).

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