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Old English Shorter Poems: Religious and Didactic: v. I

Old English Shorter Poems: Religious and Didactic: v. I (Hardback)

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Alongside famous long works such as "Beowulf", Old English poetry offers a large number of shorter compositions, many of them on explicitly Christian themes. This volume of the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library presents twenty-nine of these shorter religious poems composed in Old and early Middle English between the seventh and twelfth centuries. Among the texts, which demonstrate the remarkable versatility of early English verse, are colorful allegories of the natural world, poems dedicated to Christian prayer and morality, and powerful meditations on death, judgment, heaven, and hell. Previously edited in many different places and in some instances lacking accessible translations, many of these poems have remained little known outside scholarly circles. The present volume aims to offer this important body of texts to a wider audience by bringing them together in one collection and providing all of them with up-to-date translations and explanatory notes. An introduction sets the poems in their literary-historical contexts, which are further illustrated by two appendices, including the first complete modern English translation of the so-called Old English Benedictine Office.

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry anthologies by various poetsFiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poetsHistory & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500Medieval historyHistory & PoliticsMilitary HistoryCrusades Publisher: Harvard University Press Publication Date: 04/05/2012 ISBN-13: 9780674057890  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Christopher A. Jones is Professor of English, Ohio State University.

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