Paperback / softback
September 1, 2018
9781603293112
English
9.25 Inches (US)
6.50 Inches (US)
1.06 Pounds (US)
$49.00 USD
v2.1 Reference

An Introduction to Old English

This unique textbook introduces the major categories of grammar in parallel with a summary of the major events of English prehistory and the history of the Anglo-Saxons up to and immediately following the Norman Conquest. Lessons present translation passages in chronological order from the Peterborough manuscript of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, with additional sentences drawn from sources including the Old English translation of Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People, the Alfredian translation of the Universal History of Paulus Orosius, and other prose and poetic texts of the period. Supplementary sections provide additional lexical, historical, literary, and cultural information relevant to the translation passages, reinforced by brief exercises and advanced translation sentences. A section of advanced readings includes a generous assortment of poetry, such as passages from Beowulf, The Wanderer, The Dream of the Rood, and The Wife's Lament.

Reviews

"This is a superb, innovative textbook. There have been a number of new introductory readers and textbooks for Old English published in the last ten years. But Evans's book can lay claim to an originality of approach and pedagogy, along with an important comprehensiveness that the others lack. Very impressive coverage of the language for students of all skill levels." —Andrew Scheil, University of Minnesota

9781603293112 : an-introduction-to-old-english-evans
Paperback / softback
$49.00 USD

Other Titles by Jonathan Evans

Ents, Elves, and Eriador

Matthew T. Dickerson, Jonathan Evans
May 2011 - University Press of Kentucky
$35.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Ents, Elves, and Eriador

Matthew T. Dickerson, Jonathan Evans, foreword by Donald D. Elder, afterword by Tom Shippey
Dec 2006 - University Press of Kentucky
$70.00 USD - Hardback

Other Titles from Introductions to Older Languages

An Introduction to Old Occitan

William D. Paden
Jan 1998 - Modern Language Association of America
$29.00 USD - Paperback / softback

An Introduction to Old French

William W. Kibler
Jan 1984 - Modern Language Association of America
$24.00 USD - Paperback / softback

An Introduction to the Gothic Language

William H. Bennett
Jan 1980 - Modern Language Association of America
$25.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Study & Teaching

Teaching Late Twentieth-Century Mexicana and Chicana Writers

Elizabeth Coonrod Martínez
Dec 2020 - The Modern Language Association of America, an imprint of Modern Language Association of America
$34.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$65.00 USD - Hardback

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Miguel de Unamuno

edited by Luis Álvarez-Castro
Apr 2020 - The Modern Language Association of America, an imprint of Modern Language Association of America
$65.00 USD - Hardback
$29.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Teaching Jewish American Literature

edited by Roberta Rosenberg, Rachel Rubinstein
Apr 2020 - The Modern Language Association of America, an imprint of Modern Language Association of America
$65.00 USD - Hardback
$34.00 USD - Paperback / softback