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A New Critical History of Old English Literature Paperback – May 1, 1996

ISBN-13: 978-0814730881 ISBN-10: 0814730884 Edition: Reissue

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 388 pages
  • Publisher: NYU Press; Reissue edition (May 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0814730884
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814730881
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,380,771 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"What has Ingeld to do with Christ?" Using Alcuin's remonstrance as both theme and context for their detailed examination of a remarkable literary corpus, the authors provide a critical reading of Old English texts and a survey of the scholarly literature about them. This "drastic revision" of Greenfield's 1965 work includes a new survey of Anglo-Latin prose by Michael Lapidge and a consideration of works previously omitted. In his newly extended survey of the prose, Calder takes account of the growing scholarship on prose texts and also demonstrates that Old English prose is as considerable an achievement as the poetry. The bibliography is a welcome new feature and the style remains unpretentious but scholarly. Recommended for academic and larger public libraries. Barbara J. Dunlap, City Coll. Lib., CUNY
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Stanley B. Greenfield is Professor of English at the University of Oregon.



Daniel G. Calder is Professor of English and Chairman of the department at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Michael Lapidge is a member of the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celti


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By NewJerseyBede on July 28, 2012
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This book is a great read, with many illuminating discussions from two solid scholars. Very good for figuring out what the field of Anglo-Saxon studies was like a few decades back. Lapidge's chapter is especially valuable and enduring.
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