By Robert D. Fulk, Christopher M. Cain
This well timed advent to outdated English literature makes a speciality of the creation and reception of previous English texts, and on their relation to Anglo-Saxon heritage and tradition.
• Introduces outdated English texts and considers their relation to Anglo-Saxon tradition.
• Responds to renewed emphasis on old and cultural contexts within the box of medieval stories.
• Treats almost the whole diversity of textual varieties preserved in previous English.
• Considers the construction, reception and makes use of of outdated English texts.
• Integrates the Anglo-Latin backgrounds an important to knowing outdated English literature.
• deals very vast bibliographical assistance.
• Demonstrates that Anglo-Saxon reports is uniquely put to give a contribution to present literary debates.
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The most distinguished of the missionaries was Boniface (ca. 18 Before he took up his mission in 719 he proved himself a man of scholarly accomplishments, producing an elementary Latin grammar of some ingenuity (chapter 9) and a particularly intricate set of metrical enigmata (chapter 1). After Boniface’s martyrdom in Frisia at the age of nearly 80, an unnamed associate collected the correspondence pertaining to his mission. It furnishes an unparalleled view of the extent of literacy in Latin during this period, among both women and men, in the high compositional quality of Boniface’s many English correspondents’ writing, as well as in the variety of books that the letters describe as passing from English religious houses to the Continent.
1035), he compiled much of the surviving legislation from the first part of the eleventh century in both Old English and Latin. More than a dozen surviving manuscripts show signs of having been used by or prepared for him (see N. Ker 1957: 562 and Bethurum 1957: 2, 98–101). Several of his homilies are reworkings of Ælfrician material, and, like Ælfric, he composed with the aim of promoting clarity and effectiveness. Also like Ælfric, he exhibits a distinctive style, though it is less like verse and more self-consciously oratorical (see chapter 4).
93: see chapter 3 below). Religious communities in the eastern Danelaw are not in evidence again until the middle of the tenth century; the monasteries were not restored in Northumbria during the Anglo-Saxon period. In Wessex, King Alfred was obliged to bring ecclesiastics from abroad to tutor him and to staff the two religious houses he built for men and women. 21 Yet he attributes such illiteracy to the carelessness of churchmen even before the ecclesiastical centers and their libraries were all plundered and burned.
A History of Old English Literature (Blackwell History of Literature) by Robert D. Fulk, Christopher M. Cain