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Books: Historical Linguistics: Fulk, Cain

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  1. jobrien, A History of Old English Literature: Fulk, Cain

Message 1: A History of Old English Literature: Fulk, Cain

Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 16:33:05 -0500 (EST)
From: jobrien <>
Subject: A History of Old English Literature: Fulk, Cain

Title: A History of Old English Literature
Series Title: Blackwell History of Literature
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing		 
Book URL: 

Author: Robert Fulk, Indiana University 
Author: Christopher M. Cain, Towson University 

Hardback: ISBN: 0631223975, Pages: 360, Price: $62.95


This timely introduction to Old English literature focuses on the
production and reception of Old English texts, and on their relation
to Anglo-Saxon history and culture.

- Introduces Old English texts and considers their relation to
 Anglo-Saxon culture.
- Responds to renewed emphasis on historical and cultural contexts in 
 the field of medieval studies.
- Treats virtually the entire range of textual types preserved in Old
 English. Considers the production, reception and uses of Old English
- Integrates the Anglo-Latin backgrounds crucial to understanding Old
 English literature.
- Offers very extensive bibliographical guidance. Demonstrates that
 Anglo-Saxon studies is uniquely placed to contribute to current
 literary debates.

Lingfield(s):	Historical Linguistics 			 

Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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