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The Anglo-Saxon World By Kevin Crossley-Holland

The Anglo-Saxon World
by Edited by Kevin Crossley-Holland

Reissue with new introduction of hardback edition of classic anthology of Anglo-Saxon poetry and prose.
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The Anglo-Saxon World Summary

The Anglo-Saxon World by Edited by Kevin Crossley-Holland

The Anglo-Saxon World introduces the Anglo-Saxons in their own words their chronicles, laws and letters, charters and charms, and above all their magnificent poems. Most of the greatest surviving poems are printed here in their entirety: the reader will find the whole of Beowulf, The Battle of Maldon, and the haunting elegiac poems. Here is a word picture of a people who came to these islands as pagans, subscribing to the Germanic heroic code, and yet within 200 years had become Christian to such effect that England was the centre of missionary endeavour and, for a time, the heart of European civilisation.Kevin Crossley-Holland places the poems and prose in context with his skilful interpretation of the Anglo-Saxon world; his translations have been widely acclaimed, and of Beowulf Charles Causley has written 'the poem has at last found its translator'. The many illustrations draw on the splendours of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts and jewellery and a wealth of archaeological finds. KEVIN CROSSLEY-HOLLAND is a poet and writer who takes a particular interest in the middle ages and in traditional tale: in addition to his translations from the Anglo-Saxon, he is also the author of versions of the Norse myths.

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Table of Contents

Heroic poems; laws; the Anglo-Saxon chronicle; elegies; exploration; epic; the kingdom of God; greetings in Christ; Christian poems; example and exhortation; I saw a strange creature...; charters, tracts and wills; charms and remedies; allegory; sermon; destiny.

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The Anglo-Saxon World by Edited by Kevin Crossley-Holland
Edited by Kevin Crossley-Holland
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