A Companion to Medieval Poetry by Corinne Saunders

By Corinne Saunders

A spouse to Medieval Poetry provides a sequence of unique essays from major literary students that discover English poetry from the Anglo-Saxon interval as much as the fifteenth century. Organised into 3 components to echo the chronological and stylistic divisions among the Anglo-Saxon, heart English and Post-Chaucerian sessions, each one part is brought with contextual essays, delivering a beneficial advent to the society and tradition of the time Combines a normal dialogue of genres of medieval poetry, with particular attention of texts and authors, together with Beowulf , Sir Gawain and the golf green Knight , Chaucer, Gower and Langland positive factors unique essays by way of eminent students, together with Andy Orchard, Carl Schmidt, Douglas grey, and Barry Windeatt, who current a number theoretical, historic, and cultural ways to examining medieval poetry, in addition to providing shut research of person texts and traditions

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Closely connected with this Chronicle-entry is the extraordinarily elegiac and retrospective poem The Battle of Maldon, which encompasses great swathes of the nation in both geographical and social terms, so transforming a local conflict to a watershed event of national significance. ) of Byrhtnoth’s men. ’ Then they went forth, did not pay heed to life.  . feores) in successive lines; in each repetition, one element is given in the voice of the narrator, and one in the voice of Dunnere the peasant.

700–c. 900 (pp. 18–42). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Keynes, S. (1996). On the Authenticity of Asser’s Life of King Alfred. Journal of English History, 47, 529–51. Keynes, S. (1997). The Vikings in England, c. 790–1016. In P. ). The Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings (pp. 48–82). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Keynes, S. (2003). The power of the written word: Alfredian England 871–899. In T. ). Alfred the Great: Papers from the Eleventh-Centenary Conferences (pp. 175–97). Studies in Early Medieval Britain.

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