Anglo-Saxon Literature

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Preaching Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England
Preaching Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England
By Brandon W. Hawk

Preaching Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England is the first examination of Christian apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England, focusing on the use of biblical narratives in Old English sermons. This work demonstrates that apocryphal media are a substantial part of the apparatus of Christian tradition inherited by Anglo-Saxons.

Available Jun 2018
Childhood and Adolescence in Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture
Childhood and Adolescence in Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture
Edited by Susan Irvine and Winfried Rudolf

After decades of study dominated by adult gender studies, Childhood and Adolescence in Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture rebalances our understanding of family life in the Anglo-Saxon era by reconstructing the lives of medieval children and adolescents through their literary representation.

Available Jan 2018
Undoing Babel: The Tower of Babel in Anglo-Saxon Literature
Undoing Babel: The Tower of Babel in Anglo-Saxon Literature
By Tristan Major

Undoing Babel is the first extensive examination of the development of the Babel narrative amongst Anglo-Saxon authors from late antiquity to the eleventh century.

Available Dec 2017
Compelling God: Theories of Prayer in Anglo-Saxon England
Compelling God: Theories of Prayer in Anglo-Saxon England
By Stephanie Clark

In Compelling God, Stephanie Clark examines the relationship between prayer, gift giving, the self, and community in Anglo-Saxon England.

Available Dec 2017
Biblical Epics in Late Antiquity and Anglo-Saxon England: Divina in Laude Voluntas
Biblical Epics in Late Antiquity and Anglo-Saxon England: Divina in Laude Voluntas
By Patrick McBrine

Biblical Epics in Late Antiquity and Anglo-Saxon England provides an accessible introduction to biblical epic poetry.

Published Jun 2017
England in Europe: English Royal Women and Literary Patronage, c.1000c.1150
England in Europe: English Royal Women and Literary Patronage, c.1000–c.1150
By Elizabeth Muir Tyler

In England in Europe, Elizabeth Tyler focuses on two histories: the Encomium Emmae Reginae, written for Emma the wife of the Æthelred II and Cnut, and The Life of King Edward, written for Edith the wife of Edward the Confessor.

Published Apr 2017
Inhabited Spaces: Anglo-Saxon Constructions of Place
Inhabited Spaces: Anglo-Saxon Constructions of Place
By Nicole Guenther Discenza

In Inhabited Spaces, Nicole Guenther Discenza examines a variety of Anglo-Latin and Old English texts to shed light on Anglo-Saxon understandings of space.

Published Jan 2017
Latinity and Identity in Anglo-Saxon Literature
Latinity and Identity in Anglo-Saxon Literature
Edited by Rebecca Stephenson and Emily V. Thornbury

In this groundbreaking collection, ten leading scholars explore the intersections between identity and Latin language and literature in Anglo-Saxon England.

Published Aug 2016
Imagining the Jew  in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture
Imagining the Jew in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture
Edited by Samantha Zacher

The thirteen essays in Imagining the Jew in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture examine visual and textual representations of Jews before 1066.

Published Jul 2016
Joinings: Compound Words in Old English Literature
Joinings: Compound Words in Old English Literature
By Jonathan Davis-Secord

The first comprehensive study of the use of compound words in Old English poetry, homilies, and philosophy, Joinings explores the effect of compounds on style, pace, clarity, and genre in Anglo-Saxon vernacular literature.

Published Apr 2016