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Anglo-Saxon prose

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Published by J.M. Dent, C.E. Tuttle in London, Rutland, Vt .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English prose literature -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- Modernized versions.,
  • Civilization, Anglo-Saxon -- Literary collections.,
  • Anglo-Saxons -- Literary collections.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. xxv-xxvi.

    Statementedited and translated by Michael Swanton.
    SeriesThe Everyman library
    ContributionsSwanton, Michael James.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR1508 .A53 1993
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxx, 268 p. ;
    Number of Pages268
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1157538M
    ISBN 100460873415
    LC Control Number94134801

    Read "An Anglo-Saxon Reader in Prose and Verse" by Sweet available from Rakuten Kobo. First published in Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa : Taylor And Francis. There’s more to Anglo-Saxon poetry than Beowulf— and it is just as engaging, vital, and important to the classroom and scholar. In , dissatisfied with commonly-available volumes of translation (mostly in prose), I set out to bring more of this staggeringly original archive to the attention of teachers of Old English texts, starting with.

    Anglo-Saxon prose displays, as a general thing, a simple, direct, and clear style. There is, of course, a considerable difference between the prose of the earlier and that of the later period, and individual writers show peculiarities. An Anglo-Saxon book of verse and prose.. [Walter John Sedgefield] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contains the author's An Anglo-Saxon verse-book and An Anglo-Saxon prose-book. Description: xii, pages 18 cm: Series Title: University of Manchester.; Publications.

    The majority of Anglo-Saxon poetry in existence dates from this era, as do important prose works like The Ecclesiastical History of the English People by St. Bede ( CE). (It should be noted that this period produced exceptional works of art like the Lindisfarne Gospels and the Book of Durrow, too.)Author: James Wiener. The development of prose took place wholly in England as a result of Christianization. The oldest examples of Old English prose are Laws written at the beginning of the seventh century and Anglo Saxon Chronicle, which is a collection of the early history of the country. King Alfred was an important prose writer of Old English.


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Shelves: anglo-saxon A much needed modern English translation of these often neglected prose works. Contains translations of works such as the Old English version of Apollonius of Tyre, Life of Saint Guthlac, Christian homilies, sermons, wills, charters and the Alfredian prefaces.4/5.

Anglo-Saxon Prose Swanton Anglo-Saxon prose book Library) Paperback – Septem by Michael Swanton (Editor) See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ — $ Format: Paperback. About the Author. Henry Sweet () was a philologist, and is also considered to be an early linguist. He specialized in the Germanic languages, particularly Anglo-Saxon (an early version of English), Old Icelandic, and West Saxon.

Read by:   From the historic point of view, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is important as the oldest history belonging to any modern nation and from the literary point of view it is held in high esteem as the first great book of English prose.

Aelfric has been called the greatest English prose writer till the Elizabethan : Shreya Bardhan. Anglo-Saxon prose started humbly in the form of some laws,moral codes and historical beginning had no literary first remarkable specimen of Anglo-Saxon prose was the Chronicle or Anglo-Saxon was maintained by some churchmen,and contained at first simply the dates of the birth and the death of different.

Book digitized by Google from the library of University of Michigan and uploaded to the Internet Archive Anglo-Saxon prose book user tpb. An Anglo-Saxon reader in prose and verse Item Preview remove-circle Book digitized by Google from the library of University of Michigan and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.

Mode of access: Internet Addeddate Pages: Basically with Alfred T he G reat Anglo – Saxon prose marks the true beginning. The three great prose writers of this period are King Alfred, Aelfric and Wulfstan.

The three great prose writers of this period are King Alfred, Aelfric and : Ardhendu De. The Anglo-Saxon invaders of Britain brought with them their old poetry, but there is no evidence of having possessed any literary prose tradition.

The development of Old English prose does not, therefore, go back to the earlier Germanic origin, as the poetry does. • Decides that books need to be written in English not Latin - starts Old English prose • ‘Translates’ books himself (Boethius’s Consolation of Philosophy, Gregory’s Pastoral Care, Augustine’s Soliloquies, Psalms) • Provides history books, notably the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle • Religious and philosophical booksFile Size: 3MB.

Anglo-Saxon prose is earnestly practical and instructionally religious. Contrasted with Anglo-Saxon poetry, it reveals no originality of thought or of emotion but is remarkably free from its parallelisms, inversions, periphrases, and excessive use of metaphor and epithet.

Loose in its compound sentence structure, common in its simple sentence arrangement, if somewhat stiff, it was generally direct and. * Until the 9 th century literary prose did not develop in England. Before this Anglo-Saxon prose started in the form of some laws, moral codes and the historical records.

Basically with Alfred the great Anglo-Saxon prose makes the true beginning. The three great prose writers of this period are King Alfred, Aelfric and Wulfstan.

Old English literary prose dates from the latter part of the Anglo-Saxon period. Prose was written in Latin before the reign of King Alfred (reigned –99), who worked to revitalize English culture after the devastating Danish invasions ended.

English literature - English literature - Prose: The earliest English prose work, the law code of King Aethelberht I of Kent, was written within a few years of the arrival in England () of St.

Augustine of Canterbury. Other 7th- and 8th-century prose, similarly practical in character, includes more laws, wills, and charters. According to Cuthbert, who was a monk at Jarrow, Bede at the time.

It's a good collection of a miscellany of prose and verse pieces of Anglo-Saxon, including an extract from Beowulf, The Battle of Maldon, Caedmon's hymn, etc.

Unlike the more modern reader I have, it doesn't have a glossary side by side with the text, which encourages me to do a little more work/5. The best Anglo-Saxon books and poems. What are the finest works of Anglo-Saxon literature.

We’ve restricted our choices to works of literature written in Anglo-Saxon or Old English, so that rules out Bede’s Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum, which, as the title suggests, was written in there’s a wealth of great literature written in Old English, as the following pick of.

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Full text of "Anglo-Saxon Prose Reader" See other formats. `Anglo-Saxon Texts' is a series of scholarly editions (with translations) of important texts from Anglo-Saxon England, whether written in Latin or Old English.

The series aims to offer critical texts with suitable apparatus and accurate modern English translations, together with informative general introductions and full historical and literary.

Old English literature, or Anglo-Saxon literature, encompasses literature written in Old English, in Anglo-Saxon England from the 7th century to the decades after the Norman Conquest of "Cædmon's Hymn", composed in the 7th century, according to Bede, is often considered as the oldest surviving poem in English.

Poetry written in the midth century represents some of the latest post. Anglo-Saxon Prose by Michael Swanton,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.4/5(19). An Anglo-Saxon prose-book. [Walter John Sedgefield] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search.

Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Published also with the author's Anglo-Saxon verse-book in one volume with title: An Anglo-Saxon book of verse and prose.

Description: viii pages, 1 leaf, pages 20 cm. Ab lines of Anglo-Saxon poetry have survived in four manuscripts-Junius Manuscript (Caedmon manuscript): an illustrated poetic anthology. Exeter Book: also a poetic anthology; Vercelli Book: a mix of poetry and prose; Nowell Codex: also a mix of poetry and prose; Characteristics Heroic Poems.

Widsith: One of the earliest surviving.the fathers, Anglo-Saxon Chronicle was also inspired and organised by him. It is a record of the deaths of kings beginning with Caesar and the installations of bishops. Alfred's prose style was a highly latinised one.

He gave English prose strength and dignity by introducing a large amount of Latin element into old English prose Size: 44KB.Old English sentences have also been cited from Sweet’s Anglo-Saxon Reader, Bright’s Anglo-Saxon Reader, and Cook’s First Book in Old English.

The short chapter on the Order of Words has been condensed from my Order of Words in Anglo-Saxon Prose (Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, New Series, Vol.

I, No. 2).