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A Guide to Old English by Bruce Mitchell

A Guide to Old English

by Bruce Mitchell, Fred C. Robinson

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A very strong grammar and methodical reference, with texts. Not necessarily the most accessible, as it assumes some linguistic theory. ( )
  cjrecordvt | Aug 13, 2016 |
Excellent. Used this as a course book at university, but I managed to teach myself quite a lot from it before I went. This is the book you need if you want to learn, or learn about, Old English. It gives you a good grounding in Old English grammar (starting simple) and includes some classic texts (again ordered with easier ones first, getting more difficult) and a very good OE to Modern English vocabulary. ( )
  asnackate | Sep 30, 2007 |
A pretty accessible book on the topic.
  Poemblaze | Jan 2, 2007 |
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'Everyman, I'll go with thee
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And if you don't learn Old English,
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0631226362, Paperback)

The sixth edition of this popular introduction to Old English language and literature retains the general structure and style of previous editions, but has been updated and includes two new texts: Wulf and Eadwacer and Judith.

A new edition of the most widely used introduction to Old English language and literature.
Includes two new texts, widely requested by teachers and students: Wulf and Eadwacer and Judith.
Includes a range of helpful pedagogical tools - a map of Anglo-Saxon England, notes, a glossary, indexes to Part I, and a general introduction to Anglo-Saxon studies. Can be used in the classroom or for self-study; there is a special section "How to Use this Guide".

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The standard introduction to Old English language and literature for over 30 years, this guide will be welcomed by teachers and by anyone wanting to gain a greater understanding and enjoyment of the language and literature of the Anglo-Saxons.

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