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Beowulf The Battle of Maldon The Dream of the Rood The Wanderer and The Seafarer are among the greatest surviving Anglo Saxon poems They and many their treasures are included in The Anglo Saxon World hronicles laws and letters charters and charms and above ll superb poems Here is a word picture of a people who came to these islands as pagans and yet within two hundred years had become Christians to such effect that England was the centre of missionary endeavour and for a time the heart of European civilization IncludesDeorThe Finnesburh fragmentWaldereThe battle of MaldonThe battle of BrunanburhThe laws. Reading this book has been a lengthy business because I keep returning to read passages and pieces that have become favourites within this lovely book especially The Ruin Hence it s been a difficult book to finish I m not so much as a one time student of Anglo Saxon let alone an experienced academic in the subject However I do like the way that Crossley Holland comes over as such a genuine and talented enthusiast His website does nothing to dispel my appreciative thanks to him that his work has i

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Uth to LulFrom Alcuin to Ethelred King of NorthumbriaFrom Charlemagne to Offa King of MerciaFrom Radbrod Prior of St Samson's at Dol to King ÆthelstanCaedmon's hymnAdvent lyrics I II and VIIThe dream of the roodDurhamBede's death songLife of King Alfred extractPreface to St Gregory's Pastoral careA collouyThe passion of St EdmundThirty one riddlesA grant of land at CreditonAn estate memorandum duties and peruisitesA marriage agreementA manumissionThe will of King AlfredThree charmsBald's Leechbook extractExcerpt from the PhoenixThe pantherThe whaleThe sermon of the wolf to the EnglishThe fortunes of me. Loved every page of this wonderful collection Apart from heroic poems laws elegies explorer s accounts stories about saints lives riddles charters and wills charms and remedies allegories and sermons it also contains my new favourite translation of Beowulf

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Of WihtredTrial by ordealCanute's letter to the people of EnglandThe Anglo Saxon chronicle Vortigern's invitation 449 ; Cynewulf and Cyneheard 757 ; Fiery dragons in Northumbria 793 ; Ashdown and other engagements 878 ; King Alfred and Guthrum 878 ; Stamford Bridge and Hastings 1066The wandererThe seafarerThe wife's lamentThe husband's messageWulfThe ruinOhthere's voyage to the white seaWulfstan's visit to EstoniaBeowulfKing Edwin's councilCaedmon's visionCuthbert's death and disintermentBede on himselfFrom Pope Gregory I to CandidusFrom Boniface to Fulrad Abbot of St DenisFrom Cuthbert Abbot of Wearmo. A wide selection of poetry epic battle literature charms letters laws charters and almost everything else from the Anglo Saxon ageI have only read parts of the entire compilation of works in the anthology The content is hugely varied ranging from Beowulf to letters from the Pope to Saxon Kings and naughty riddles including my favourite short poem The Wanderer in which a Warrior laments the loss of the brotherhood of his friends and fellowship of the Mead hall after the death of his LordThe version of the po


10 thoughts on “The Anglo Saxon World An Anthology

  1. says:

    Contains a large proportion of all Anglo Saxon poetry including Beowulf the Dream of the Rood the cross that Christ was crucified on tells us about it's day Deor the Wanderer the Battle of Maldon Saxons trap Vikings on a tidal island and are picking them off one by one until the Vikings say 'real men would fight us man to man' the Saxons t

  2. says:

    Reading this book has been a lengthy business because I keep returning to read passages and pieces that have become favourites within this lovely book; especially “The Ruin” Hence it’s been a difficult book to ‘finish’ I’m not so much as a one time student of Anglo Saxon let alone an experienced academic in the subject However I

  3. says:

    A very good collection of uite a wide range of Anglo Saxon verse including Beowulf and other less known texts They're good translations if I might presume to judge they're readable they have good flow and so far as I can tell it's been a while since I did Anglo Saxon they're accurateMostly needed this for my essay but I'm glad I picked it up and looked through the rest

  4. says:

    The works in this anthology included every type of primary source wills charters epic poems like Beowulf sermons letters etc I especially enjo

  5. says:

    A wide selection of poetry epic battle literature charms letters laws charters and almost everything else from the Anglo Saxon ageI have only read parts of the entire compilation of works in the anthology The content is hugely varied

  6. says:

    This book is an anthology of writings from the Anglo Saxon period of British literature The texts run the range from allegories and sermons to heroic epics and legal documents Of course excerpts from The Anglo Saxon Chronicle are included The highlight is a full translation of Beowulf into modern EnglishThe period run from AD 400s when the Romans departed from the British Isles to 1066 when the Normans made their conues

  7. says:

    Loved every page of this wonderful collection Apart from heroic poems laws elegies explorer's accounts stories about saints' lives riddles charters and wills charms and remedies allegories and sermons it also contains my new favourite translation of Beowulf

  8. says:

    As far as anthologies go this is just fine It was a great way to find out what I want to read of

  9. says:

    As an introduction to English literature this is the place to start The Anglo Saxon Chronicle itself is an interesting document in th

  10. says:

    This is the book that got me hooked on the Oxford World Classics series which has not yet failed to provide beautiful translations where even the densest language becomes clearly understandable all the while still keeping the integri