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Title The Cambridge history of early medieval English literature / edited by Clare A. Lees.
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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 Floor4  PR255 .C347 2013    IN LIBRARY
  
Description xv, 789 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Series The new Cambridge history of English literature
New Cambridge history of English literature.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 687-761) and indexes.
Contents Introduction : literature in Britain and Ireland to 1150 / Clare A. Lees -- Part I. Word, Script and Image -- 1. Writing in Britain and Ireland, c. 400 to c. 800 / Julia M.H. Smith -- 2. The art of writing : scripts and scribal production / Julia Crick -- 3. Art and writing : voice, image, object / Catherine E. Karkov -- 4. Of Bede's 'five languages and four nations' : the earliest writing from Ireland, Scotland and Wales / Máire Ní Mhaonaigh -- 5. Insular Latin literature to 900 / Rosalind Love -- 6. Bede and the northern kingdoms / S.M. Rowley -- Part II. Early English Literature -- 7. Across borders : Anglo-Saxon England and the Germanic world / Rolf H. Bremmer, Jr. -- 8. English literature in the ninth century / Susan Irvine -- 9. The writing of history in the early Middle Ages : the Anglo-Saxon chronicle in context / Renée R. Trilling ; 10. The literary languages of Old English : words, styles, voices / Joshua Davies -- 11. Old English poetic form : genre, style, prosody / Haruko Momma -- 12. Beowulf : a poem in our time / Gillian R. Overing -- 13. Old English lyrics : a poetics of experience / Kathleen Davis -- 14. Literature in pieces : female sanctity and the relics of early women's writing / Diane Watt -- 15. Saintly lives : friendship, kinship, gender and sexuality / L.M.C. Weston -- 16. Sacred history and Old English religious poetry / Andrew Scheil -- 17. Performing Christianity : liturgical and devotional writing / Christopher A. Jones -- 18. Riddles, wonder and responsiveness in Anglo-Saxon literature / Patricia Dailey -- Part III. Latin Learning and the Literary Vernaculars -- 19. In measure, and number, and weight : writing science / R.M. Liuzza -- 20. Legal documentation and the practice of English law / Lisi Oliver -- 21. Latinities, 893-1143 / David Townsend -- 22. The authority of English, 900-1150 / Elaine Treharne -- 23. Crossing the language divide : Anglo-Scandinavian language and literature / Russell Poole -- 24. European literature and eleventh-century England / Thomas O' Donnell, Matthew Townend and Elizabeth M. Tyler -- 25. Gaelic literature in Ireland and Scotland, 900-1150 / Thomas Owen Clancy -- 26. Writing in Welsh to 1150 : (re)creating the past, shaping the future / Sioned Davies.
Summary "Informed by multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary perspectives, The Cambridge History of Early Medieval English Literature offers a new exploration of the earliest writing in Britain and Ireland, from the end of the Roman Empire to the mid-twelfth century"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism.
Related Names Lees, Clare A., editor of compilation.
ISBN 9780521190589 hardback
0521190584 hardback
Standard # 40021876244
OCLC number 795763382