English | December 7th, 2011 | ASIN: B0085DZEMI, ISBN: 0470671076 | 444 Pages | AZW3 | 5.78 MB
A comprehensive introduction to Old English, combining simple, clear philology with the best literary works to provide a compelling and accessible beginners' guide.
Provides a comprehensive introduction to Old English
Uses a practical approach suited to the needs of the beginning student
Features selections from the greatest works of Old English literature, organized from simple to more challenging texts to keep pace with the reader
Includes a discussion of Anglo-Saxon literature, history, and culture, and a bibliography directing readers to useful publications on the subject
Updated throughout with new material including the first 25 lines from Beowulf with detailed annotation and an explanation of Grimm's and Verner's laws