Title Information

A Companion to Anglo-Saxon Literature

Edited by: Phillip Pulsiano and Elaine Treharne
eISBN: 9780631209041
Print publication date: 2001

Subject Literature » Medieval Literature

Place Europe » United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Period 1000 - 1999 » 1000-1099

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631209041.2001.x

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A Companion to Anglo-Saxon Literature

This stimulating Companion brings together leading scholars from America, the Antipodes, and Europe to point the way ahead for Anglo-Saxon studies. The scope of the volume is unparalleled, embracing not only the literature of the period, but also the cultural background and the discipline of Anglo-Saxon studies, past, present and future.

The chapters are linked into five sections covering contexts, readings, genres, intertextualities and debates. The combination of the discussion of primary material and manuscript sources with critical analysis and readings breaks new ground: fresh approaches are offered, genres of writing not normally studied are opened up, and readers are shown how texts can be read in their particular cultural milieu.

The complete volume is essential reading for upper-level students or faculty who want a current and challenging overview of the field.

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Pulsiano, Phillip and Elaine Treharne (eds). A Companion to Anglo-Saxon Literature. Blackwell Publishing, 2001. Blackwell Reference Online. 19 June 2018 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9780631209041_9780631209041>

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