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Authors, audiences, and Old English verse

Bredehoft, Thomas A

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Summary

  • Authors, Audiences, and Old English Verse re-examines the Anglo-Saxon poetic tradition from the eighth to the eleventh centuries and reconsiders the significance of formulaic parallels and the nature of poetic authorship in Old English.

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  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • English

Contents

  • Introduction: Authorship and anonymity in Old English verse -- Manuscript audiences and other audiences -- The audience for Saxon songs in the late ninth century -- Literate poetic composition in tenth-century classical poems -- What has ¬°lfric to do with Maldon? -- Eleventh-century traditions of formulaic composition -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Two unrecognized late Old English poems
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