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A Companion to Medieval Poetry (Blackwell Companions to by Corinne Saunders

By Corinne Saunders

A spouse to Medieval Poetry provides a chain of unique essays from top literary students that discover English poetry from the Anglo-Saxon interval as much as the 15th century. Organised into 3 elements to echo the chronological and stylistic divisions among the Anglo-Saxon, heart English and Post-Chaucerian classes, every one part is brought with contextual essays, supplying a invaluable advent to the society and tradition of the timeCombines a normal dialogue of genres of medieval poetry, with particular attention of texts and authors, together with Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the golf green Knight, Chaucer, Gower and LanglandFeatures unique essays via eminent students, together with Andy Orchard, Carl Schmidt, Douglas grey, and Barry Windeatt,  who current various theoretical, historic, and cultural techniques to interpreting medieval poetry, in addition to providing shut research of person texts and traditions

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Wintra gerimes, welan brytnodon. Syððan forð becom freolice in geatwum kyningc kystum god, clæne and milde, Eadward se æðela eðel bewerode, land and leode, oðþæt lungre becom deað se bitera, and swa deore genam æþelne of eorðan; englas feredon soþfæste sawle innan swegles leoht. And se froda swa þeah befæste þæt rice heahþungenum menn, Harolde sylfum, æþelum eorle, se in ealle tid hyrde holdlice hærran sinum wordum and dædum, wihte ne agælde þæs þe þearf wæs þæs þeodkyninges. And King Edward came to Westminster towards mid-winter, and had consecrated there the minster which he himself had built in praise of God and Saint Peter and all God’s saints; and the consecration of the church was on Holy Innocents’ Day; and he passed away on the eve of Twelfth Night, and was buried on Twelfth Night in the same minster, as it says as follows: In this year King Edward, lord of the English, sent his righteous soul to Christ, his holy spirit into God’s keeping.

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