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By Mark C. Amodio

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ISBN-13: 9780631226970

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Commitment desk of Contentsii--iv Prefacev--xi half 1 Anglo-Saxon England: Backgrounds and Beginnings Political heritage 1--11 Ecclesiastical historical past 11--21 Linguistic background 21--26 Literary historical past 26--29 Traditions: oral and literate 29--32 A notice on courting Anglo-Saxon texts 33--35 half 2 The Anglo-Saxon prose culture The writings of King Alfred the good 37--38 Alfred's translation of Pope Gregory the Great's Pastoral Care 38--47 Alfred's translation of Boethius's comfort of Philosophy 47--53 Alfred's translation of St Augustine's Soliloquies 53--58 Alfred's translations of the Prose Psalms of the Paris Psalter 59--62 Alfred's preface to Waerferth's translation of Pope Gregory's Dialogues 62--63 The Vercelli Homilies 63--70 The Blickling Homilies 70--76 The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 76--83 The previous English Orosius 83--89 Bede's Ecclesiastical historical past of the English humans 90--100 Apollonious of Tyre 100--106 The outdated English Martyrology 106--110 The lifetime of St Guthlac 110--113 Wonders of the East, Letter of Alexander, lifetime of St Christopher 113--120 Bald's Leechbook 120--125 The writings of Aelfric of Eynsham125--133Aelfric's Catholic Homilies133--138 Aelfric's Lives of Saints 138--141 Aelfric's Colloquy at the Occupations 141--144 Aelfric as writer 145--149 The writings of Wulfstan, Archbishop of York 150--157 half three Anglo-Saxon poetry The Anglo-Saxon poetic culture 158--170 Caedmon's Hymn 170--176 Bede's demise track 176--177 The Junius manuscript 177--179 Genesis A 180--182 Genesis B 182--188 Exodus 188--194 Daniel 194--199 Christ and devil 199--205 The poems of the Vercelli booklet 205--207 Andreas 207--217 Fates of the Apostles 218--222 Soul and physique I 222--227 Homiletic Fragment I 227--228 The Dream of the Rood 228--234 Elene 234--240 The poems of the Exeter ebook 240--242 the appearance Lyrics (Christ I) 242--245 The Ascension (Christ II) 246--249 Christ in Judgement (Christ III) 250--254 lifetime of St Guthlac 254--255 Guthlac A 255--258 Guthlac B 258--262 Azarias 263--265 The Phoenix 265--270 Juliana 271--276 The Wanderer 276--281 The presents of fellows 281--282 Precepts 283--284 The Seafarer 284--287 Vainglory 287--290 Widsid 290--293 Fortunes of guys 293--296 Maxims (I) 296--298 The Order of the area 299--300 The Rhyming Poem 300--303 The Panther, The Whale, The Partridge (The OE Physiologus) 303--306 Soul and physique II 306--307 Deor 307--310 Wulf and Eadwacer 311--313 The Exeter e-book Riddles 313--316 The Wife's Lament 317--320 Judgement Day I 320--323 Resignation (A and B) 323--326 The Descent into Hell 326--328 Almsgiving 328--329 Pharaoh 329--330 The Lord's Prayer I 330--331 Homiletic Fragment II 331--332 The Husband's Message 332--335 The Ruin335--338 The poems of Cotton Vitellius A.xv 338--339 Beowulf 339--362 Judith 363--369 Poems from a variety of manuscripts The Metres of Boethius 370--377 Metrical Psalms of the Paris Psalter 377--379 Solomon and Saturn I and II 380--384 The Menologium 385--387 The Rune Poem 387--389 The poems of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 390--392 The conflict of Brunanburh 392--394 The conflict of Maldon 395--400 The struggle at Finnsburh 401--405 Waldere 405--408 Durham 409--411 half four severe methods The alterity of Anglo-Saxon literature 412--416 resource reports 417--420 Manuscript experiences 420--421 Grammatical and syntactic experiences 421--422 Theoretical views 422--424 Christian 424--426 Germanic legend 426--429 Gender429--432 mental 432--435 Oral-traditional 435--443 half five subject matters 444--446 Heroism 446--450 the top of the realm 450--452 The transitory nature of existence 452--453 destiny 453--455 knowledge and data 455--457 Otherness 457--459 Oral-traditional themes459--461 Bibliography 462--509 Index 510--XXX

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From the earliest days, ecclesi­ astical and secular power often went hand in hand: many monasteries were founded and presided over by wealthy noblemen (and occasionally ­noblewomen) and those men who attained the rank of bishop enjoyed ­significant ­economic benefits. The same period that witnessed the establishment of Gregory’s episcopal system also witnessed the growth of the monastic system. As an organizing Ecclesiastical History principle for monastic communities, the rule of St Benedict was favoured from early on, and while it provided the foundation for the rules of many monasteries, during this period it did not have the influence on monastic life and thought that it would come to have during the reformation of the tenth century.

His fleet of perhaps sixty ships sailed to the Humber, but there he suffered a defeat that caused him to retreat to Scotland, where he awaited the arrival of the Norwegian claimant to the throne, Harold of Norway. The Norwegians were victorious at the battle of Fulford on 20 September, but fell just five days later to Harold Godwinson’s forces at the battle of Stamford Bridge, in which both Harold of Norway and Tostig were killed. So complete was the English victory that only twenty-four of the Norwegian’s fleet of 300 ships were required to carry the survivors back to Norway.

Although Anglo-Saxon vernacular literary history’s origin may be lost in the mists of time, we can with some certainty single out King Alfred the Great as one of the key figures, and perhaps the key figure, in its ­development. His military and political successes helped establish a period of relative ­stability, but England in the ninth century did not enjoy a golden era of peace and prosperity: the threat of the Vikings remained acute and the possibility of renewed hostilities was always present.

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