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The Middle Ages By Michael Alexander

The Middle Ages
by Michael Alexander

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The Old English selections which include extracts from Beowulf and well-known riddles and elegies, are in modern English translation. The Middle English writings, from Langland, Chaucer, Malory and many others, are presented in the original language with marginal notes, or with a full translation where appropriate.
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The Middle Ages by Michael Alexander

This volume starts with the writings of Bede and covers the range of Medieval literature up to the time of Thomas More. The Old English selections which include extracts from Beowulf and well-known riddles and elegies, are in modern English translation. The Middle English writings, from Langland, Chaucer, Malory and many others, are presented in the original language with marginal notes, or with a full translation where appropriate. This anthology contains new translations of some well-known works, and provides an illuminating insight into this fascinating period.

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About Michael Alexander


Michael Alexander is Emeritus Professor of English Literature, University of St Andrews, UK. He is a poet and translator and has international experience of teaching English literature, both medieval and modern.

Table of Contents


Part 1 Old English literature: Bede; riddles; elegies; King Alfred; Cynewulf; Aelfric. Part 2 Middle English literature: Layamon; lyrics by unknown poets; Laurence Minot; Richard Rolle; John Barbout; William Langland; Sir John Mandeville; John Gower; Julian of Norwich; "Gawain"-poet; Geoffrey Chaucer; John Lydgate; Margery Kempe; Sir Thomas Malory; Robert Henryson; William Caxton; William Dunbar; John Skelton; Gavin Douglas; Thomas More.

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GOR001398469
The Middle Ages by Michael Alexander
Michael Alexander
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Macmillan Education UK
1989-08-21
618
0333464761
9780333464762
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