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A Guide to Old English by Bruce Mitchell

A Guide to Old English (edition 2007)

by Bruce Mitchell, Fred C. Robinson

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The seventh 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, much-requested texts: the Cotton Gnomes and Wulfstan's Sermo Lupia ad Anglos - and two new appendices: A List of Linguistic Terms Used in This Book and The Moods of Old English. Provides 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. Contains a special "How to Use this Guide" section, to aid both self-study and classroom use.… (more)
Title:A Guide to Old English
Authors:Bruce Mitchell
Other authors:Fred C. Robinson
Info:Wiley-Blackwell (2007), Edition: 7, Paperback, 448 pages
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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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