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Title Old English literature and the Old Testament / edited by Michael Fox and Manish Sharma.
Published Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, c2012.
Book Cover

 Floor4  PR173 .O45 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description viii, 397 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Toronto Anglo-Saxon series
Toronto Anglo-Saxon series ; 10.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [339]-378) and index.
Contents The Old Testament and Old English prose. Ælfric's Interrogationes Sigewulfi / Michael Fox ; Ælfric's Judith / Paul Szarmach ; Circumscribing the text: views on circumcision in Old English literature / Samantha Zacher -- The Old Testament and the poems of the Junius manuscript. Genesis A ad litteram / Charles D. Wright ; The economy of the word in Old English Exodus / Manish Sharma ; Daniel and the Dew-Laden Wind: sources and structures / Phyllis Portnoy -- The Old Testament and other Old English poems. Rex regnum et cyninga cyning: "Speaking Hebrew" in Cynewulf's Elene / Damina Fleming ; The city as speaker of the Old Testament in Andreas / Robin Waugh ; Cyningas sigefæste Þurh God: contributions from Anglo-Saxon England to early advocacy for Óláfr Haraldsson / Russell Poole ; Happiness and the Psalms / Stephen J. Harris ; The Old English Kentish Psalm and polysystems theory / M.J. Toswell.
Summary "It would be difficult to overestimate the importance of the Bible in the medieval world. For the Anglo-Saxons, literary culture emerged from sustained and intensive biblical study. Further, at least to judge from the Old English texts which survive, the Old Testament was the primary influence, both in terms of content and modes of interpretation. Though the Old Testament was only partially translated into Old English, recent studies have shown how completely interconnected Anglo-Latin and Old English literary traditions are.
Old English Literature and the Old Testament considers the importance of the Old Testament from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, from comparative to intertextual and historical. Though the essays focus on individual works, authors, or trends, including the Interrogationes Sigewulfi, Genesis A, and Daniel, each ultimately speaks to the vernacular corpus as a whole, suggesting approaches and methodologies for further study."--pub. desc.
Subject English literature -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- History and criticism.
Christian literature, English (Old) -- History and criticism.
Bible -- In literature.
Christianity and literature -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Related Names Fox, Michael, 1967-
Sharma, Manish, 1973-
ISBN 9780802098542 (acid-free paper)
0802098541 (acid-free paper)
OCLC number 693814350