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  • The Anglo Saxon World An Anthology
  • Kevin Crossley-Holland
  • English
  • 15 October 2019
  • 9780199538713

10 thoughts on “The Anglo Saxon World An Anthology

  1. says:

    Contains a large proportion of all Anglo Saxon poetry including Beowulf the Dream of the Rood the cross that Christ was crucified on tells us about it's day Deor the Wanderer the Battle of Maldon Saxons trap Vikings on a tidal island and are picking them off one by one until the Vikings say 'real men would fight us man to man' the

  2. says:

    Reading this book has been a lengthy business because I keep returning to read passages and pieces that have become favourites within this lovely book; especially “The Ruin” Hence it’s been a difficult book to ‘finish’ I’m not so much as a one time student of Anglo Saxon let alone an experienced academic in the subjec

  3. says:

    A very good collection of uite a wide range of Anglo Saxon verse including Beowulf and other less known texts They're good translations if I might presume to judge they're readable they have good flow and so far as I can tell it's been a while since I did Anglo Saxon they're accurateMostly needed this for my e

  4. says:

    The works in this anthology included every type of primary source wills charters epic poems like Beowulf sermons letters etc I especially enjoyed the riddles and the poems of the Battle of Maldon and The Wanderer The translations of all the works were excellent It brought a modern understanding to the ancient texts without seeming too moder

  5. says:

    A wide selection of poetry epic battle literature charms letters laws charters and almost everything else from the

  6. says:

    This book is an anthology of writings from the Anglo Saxon period of British literature The texts run the range from allegories and sermons to heroic epics and legal documents Of course excerpts from The Anglo Saxon Chronicle are included The highlight is a full translation of Beowulf into modern EnglishThe period run from AD 400s when the R

  7. says:

    Loved every page of this wonderful collection Apart from heroic poems laws elegies explorer's accounts stories about saints' lives riddles charters and wills charms and remedies allegories and sermons it also contains my

  8. says:

    As far as anthologies go this is just fine It was a great way to find out what I want to read of

  9. says:

    As an introduction to English literature this is the place to start The Anglo Saxon Chronicle itself is an interesting document in that we have the beginnings of what life in England was like once Rome decided keeping that far flung frontier garrisoned was not in their interests And just like today when one military power leaves a

  10. says:

    This is the book that got me hooked on the Oxford World Classics series which has not yet failed to provide beautiful translations where even the densest language becomes clearly understandable all the while still keeping the integrity of the original work The Anglo Saxon World gives a sweeping introduction into the literature of the Anglo S

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The Anglo Saxon World An Anthology

Of WihtredTrial by ordealCanute's letter to the people of EnglandThe Anglo Saxon chronicle Vortigern's invitation 449 ; Cynewulf and Cyneheard 757 ; Fiery dragons in Northumbria 793 ; Ashdown and other engagements 878 ; King Alfred and Guthrum 878 ; Stamford Bridge and Hastings 1066The wandererThe seafarerThe wife's lamentThe husband's messageWulfThe ruinOhthere's voyage to the white seaWulfstan's visit to EstoniaBeowulfKing Edwin's councilCaedmon's visionCuthbert's death and disintermentBede on himselfFrom Pope Gregory I to CandidusFrom Boniface to Fulrad Abbot of St DenisFrom Cuthbert Abbot of Wearmo. The works in this anthology included every type of primary source wills charters epic poems like Beowulf sermons letters etc I especially enjoyed the riddles and the poems of the Battle of Maldon and The Wanderer The translations of all the works were excellent It brought a modern understanding to the ancient texts without seeming too modern I felt like Alfred the Great Bede and others even Canute were full of feeling and intelligence and tried to overcome huge obstacles like a country wide lack of education and being continually raided by pirates from across the sea in the best way they could After reading these sources you can understand how important words were to these people who lived in an oral tradition Here is a moving example from a man who has recently lost his lord and who nows mourns the loss of his friend and wanders looking for a new place in society where he can fit inThe WandererThere is no one still living to whom I dare openthe doors of my heart I have no doubtthat it is a noble habit for a manto bind fast all his heart s feelingsguard his thoughts whatever he is thinkingdark clods of earth covered my gold friend I left that place in wretchednessploughed the icy waves with winter in my heart in sadness I sought far and widefor a treasure giver for a manwho would welcome me into his mead hall

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Uth to LulFrom Alcuin to Ethelred King of NorthumbriaFrom Charlemagne to Offa King of MerciaFrom Radbrod Prior of St Samson's at Dol to King ÆthelstanCaedmon's hymnAdvent lyrics I II and VIIThe dream of the roodDurhamBede's death songLife of King Alfred extractPreface to St Gregory's Pastoral careA collouyThe passion of St EdmundThirty one riddlesA grant of land at CreditonAn estate memorandum duties and peruisitesA marriage agreementA manumissionThe will of King AlfredThree charmsBald's Leechbook extractExcerpt from the PhoenixThe pantherThe whaleThe sermon of the wolf to the EnglishThe fortunes of me. Loved every page of this wonderful collection Apart from heroic poems laws elegies explorer s accounts stories about saints lives riddles charters and wills charms and remedies allegories and sermons it also contains my new favourite translation of Beowulf

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Beowulf The Battle of Maldon The Dream of the Rood The Wanderer and The Seafarer are among the greatest surviving Anglo Saxon poems They and many their treasures are included in The Anglo Saxon World hronicles laws and letters charters and charms and above ll superb poems Here is a word picture of a people who came to these islands as pagans and yet within two hundred years had become Christians to such effect that England was the centre of missionary endeavour and for a time the heart of European civilization IncludesDeorThe Finnesburh fragmentWaldereThe battle of MaldonThe battle of BrunanburhThe laws. Contains a large proportion of all Anglo Saxon poetry including Beowulf the Dream of the Rood the cross that Christ was crucified on tells us about it s day Deor the Wanderer the Battle of Maldon Saxons trap Vikings on a tidal island and are picking them off one by one until the Vikings say real men would fight us man to man the Saxons think this a fair point and feeling embarrassed about their deficiency in manliness they invite the Vikings on to dry land for a fair fight wereupon the Vikings kill most of them a couple survive to compose this poem though othersSome examples of riddles from The Exeter Book Riddles extracts from law codes Asser s Life of Alfred wills The Anglo Saxon Chronicle sermons letters saints lives and other proseThere is a brief general introduction and separate introductions to each section epic elegies exploration etc and brief bibliography with suggested further reading This is a fine pocket sized selection that gives the reader a good taste of Anglo Saxon England it makes a good accompaniment to a survey history of the period


About the Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland

Kevin Crossley Holland is a well known poet and prize winning author for children His books include Waterslain Angels a detective story set in north Norfolk in 1955 and Moored Man A Cycle of North Norfolk Poems; Gatty's Tale a medieval pilgrimage novel; and the Arthur trilogy The Seeing Stone At the Crossing Places and King of the Middle March which combines historical fiction with the re