A Choice of Anglo-Saxon Verse
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Choice of Anglo-Saxon Verse by Richard Hamer
Book DescriptionThis new edition contains the Old English texts of all the major short poems, such as "The Battle of Maldon", "The Dream of the Rood", "The Wanderer" and "The Seafarer", as well as a generous representation of the many important fragments, riddles and gnomic verses that survive from the 7th to the 12th centuries, with facing-page verse translations. These poems are the wellspring of the English poetic tradition, and this anthology provides a unique window into the mind and culture of the Anglo-Saxons.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571228362
(198mm x 126mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard Hamer
Choice of Anglo-Saxon Verse, Paperback (August 2015)
Contains the old English texts of all the major short poems. This anthology provides a window into the mind and culture of the Anglo-Saxons.
Gilte Legende, Hardback (July 2012)» View all books by Richard Hamer
Contains an Introduction, Explanatory Notes, Glossary, and Index to complete this three-volume edition. Gilte Legende is a translation into English, made in 1438, from Jean de Vignay's Legende doree, itself translated from Jacobus de Voragine's Legenda aurea, the standard medieval collection of saints' lives.
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Author Biography - Richard Hamer
Richard Hamer is Tutor in English Literature at Christ Church, Oxford.
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