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  1. A Case for Irony in Beowulf, with Particular Reference to Its Epithets

    A Case for Irony in Beowulf, with Particular Reference to Its Epithets [Paperback]

    Tom Clark (Author)

    Regular Price: £66.95

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    ISBN: 9780820470023
    Published by : Peter Lang Verlag
    This book examines irony in the Old English poem Beowulf. It synthesises an argument that the poetics of Beowulf are fundamentally contrastive. Contrastiveness is a feature of expression that enables the presence of irony, although it does not gua... .... Learn More
  2. Words Derived from Old Norse in Early Middle English

    Words Derived from Old Norse in Early Middle English: Studies in the Vocabulary of the South-West Midland Texts [Hardback]

    Richard Dance (Author)

    Regular Price: £35.00

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    ISBN: 9780866982887
    Published by : Medieval and Renaissance Texts Society
    Series: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies
    Dance grapples with a number of questions concerning the considerable borrowing of words from various Scandinavian languages in the English dialect spoken and written in western England, far from the Danelaw where Scandinavian influence is easily ... .... Learn More
  3. King Alfred's Old English Translation of Pope Gregory the Great's Regula Pastoralis and Its Cultural Context

    King Alfred's Old English Translation of Pope Gregory the Great's Regula Pastoralis and Its Cultural Context [Paperback]

    Carolin Schreibner (Author)

    Regular Price: £94.95

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    ISBN: 9780820460505
    Published by : Peter Lang Verlag
    King Alfred the Great (871–99) translated Pope Gregory the Great’s Regula pastoralis as part of his programme for the revival of learning in Viking-age England. Three of the surviving six pre-Conquest manuscripts are edited for the first time in s... .... Learn More
  4. The Old English Hexateuch

    The Old English Hexateuch: Aspects and Approaches [Paperback]

    Rebecca Barnhouse (Author); Benjamin C. Withers (Author)

    Regular Price: £38.00

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    ISBN: 9781580440509
    Published by : Medieval Institute Publications
    Ten papers which reflect a wide range of research interests into the Old English Hexateuch, an 11th-century manuscript (Claudius Biv) in the British Library which contains one of the earliest extended vernacular translations of the Bible accom... .... Learn More
  5. Under the Cloak

    Under the Cloak: A Pagan Ritual Turning Point in the Conversion of Iceland [Paperback]

    Jon Hnefill Adalsteinsson (Author)

    £15.00

    ISBN: 9789979543800
    Published by : Iceland University Press
    This book takes its title from the momentous decision of the Icelandic law-giver, Thorgeir, in AD 1000, to adopt Christianity as the island's official religion. According to tradition, this was taken as he lay "under a cloak", presumably seekin... .... Learn More
  6. Annotated Bibliographies of Old and Middle English Literature

    Annotated Bibliographies of Old and Middle English Literature: V, Old English Wisdom Poetry [Hardback]

    Russell Poole (Author)

    Regular Price: £65.00

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    ISBN: 9780859915304
    Published by : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
    A bibliographical guide to the scholarly literature, which also aims to give a survey on the research on Old English Wisdom poetry - tracing its development over the last two centuries, reviewing the current state of knowledge, and drawing atte... .... Learn More
  7. The Monsters and the Critics

    The Monsters and the Critics [Paperback]

    J. R. R. Tolkien (Author)

    £10.99

    ISBN: 9780261102637
    Published by : Harper Collins Publishers
    A collection of seven essays by Tolkien delivered as lectures on various occasions over a period of nearly thirty years. They arise from Tolkien's interest in and research on medlieval literature and language and include discussions of Beowulf... .... Learn More
  8. Bede: On Tobit and on the Canticle of Habakkuk

    Bede: On Tobit and on the Canticle of Habakkuk [Hardback]

    Sean Connolly (Author)

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    ISBN: 9781851822836
    Published by : Four Courts Press
    A new translation of Bede's Biblical commentary on the Tobit and the Canticle of Habakkuk - which was sung in the monastic liturgy every Friday. This is the first time that both have been translated into English and made much more accessible... .... Learn More
  9. The Preservation and Transmission of Anglo-Saxon Culture

    The Preservation and Transmission of Anglo-Saxon Culture [Paperback]

    Joel T. Rosenthal (Editor); Paul E. Szarmach (Editor)

    Regular Price: £43.50

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    ISBN: 9781879288911
    Published by : Medieval Institute Publications
    Seventeen papers discuss Historiography, Medieval Reception of Anglo-Saxon England, Art and Archaeology, Literary Approaches, and Manuscript Studies. A particular feature of many of the papers is their north American perspective, examining how Ang... .... Learn More
  10. Scottish Skalds and Sagamen

    Scottish Skalds and Sagamen [Paperback]

    Julian D'Arcy (Author)

    £14.99

    ISBN: 9781898410256
    Published by : Iceland University Press
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