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Old English literature and the Old Testament / edited by Michael Fox and Manish Sharma.

Contributor(s): Fox, Michael, 1967- | Sharma, Manish, 1973-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Toronto Anglo-Saxon series: Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, �2012Description: 1 online resource (viii, 397 pages) : illustrations, digital file.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781442664296; 1442664290.Subject(s): Bible -- In literature | Bible -- In literature | Bible | English literature -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- History and criticism | Christian literature, English (Old) -- History and criticism | Christianity and literature -- England -- History -- To 1500 | Christian literature, English (Old) -- History and criticism | Christianity and literature -- England -- History -- To 1500 | English literature -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- History and criticism | LITERARY CRITICISM -- Medieval | LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh | Christian literature, English (Old) | Christianity and literature | English literature -- Old English | Literature | England | To 1500Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Criticism, interpretation, etc. | History.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Old English Literature and the Old Testament.DDC classification: 829.09/38221 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Introduction""; ""The Old Testament and Old English Prose""; ""�A?lfric's Interrogationes Sigewulfi""; ""�A?lfric's Judith""; ""Circumscribing the Text: Views on Circumcision in Old English Literature""; ""The Old Testament and the Poems of the Junius Manuscript""; ""Genesis A ad litteram""; ""The Economy of the Word in the Old English Exodus""; ""Daniel and the Dew-Laden Wind: Sources and Structures""; ""The Old Testament and Other Old English Poems""; ""Rex regum et cyninga cyning: 'Speaking Hebrew' in Cynewulf's Elene""
""The City as Speaker of the Old Testament in Andreas""""Cyningas sigef�A?ste �A?urh God: Contributions from Anglo-Saxon England to Early Advocacy for �A?l�A�fr Haraldsson""; ""Happiness and the Psalms""; ""The Old English Kentish Psalm and Polysystems Theory""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""
Summary: "It would be difficult to overestimate the importance of the Bible in the medieval world. For the Anglo-Saxons, literary culture emerged from sustained and intensive biblical study. Further, at least to judge from the Old English texts which survive, the Old Testament was the primary influence, both in terms of content and modes of interpretation. Though the Old Testament was only partially translated into Old English, recent studies have shown how completely interconnected Anglo-Latin and Old English literary traditions are.Summary: Old English Literature and the Old Testament considers the importance of the Old Testament from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, from comparative to intertextual and historical. Though the essays focus on individual works, authors, or trends, including the Interrogationes Sigewulfi, Genesis A, and Daniel, each ultimately speaks to the vernacular corpus as a whole, suggesting approaches and methodologies for further study."--Pub. desc.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"It would be difficult to overestimate the importance of the Bible in the medieval world. For the Anglo-Saxons, literary culture emerged from sustained and intensive biblical study. Further, at least to judge from the Old English texts which survive, the Old Testament was the primary influence, both in terms of content and modes of interpretation. Though the Old Testament was only partially translated into Old English, recent studies have shown how completely interconnected Anglo-Latin and Old English literary traditions are.

Old English Literature and the Old Testament considers the importance of the Old Testament from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, from comparative to intertextual and historical. Though the essays focus on individual works, authors, or trends, including the Interrogationes Sigewulfi, Genesis A, and Daniel, each ultimately speaks to the vernacular corpus as a whole, suggesting approaches and methodologies for further study."--Pub. desc.

""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Introduction""; ""The Old Testament and Old English Prose""; ""�A?lfric's Interrogationes Sigewulfi""; ""�A?lfric's Judith""; ""Circumscribing the Text: Views on Circumcision in Old English Literature""; ""The Old Testament and the Poems of the Junius Manuscript""; ""Genesis A ad litteram""; ""The Economy of the Word in the Old English Exodus""; ""Daniel and the Dew-Laden Wind: Sources and Structures""; ""The Old Testament and Other Old English Poems""; ""Rex regum et cyninga cyning: 'Speaking Hebrew' in Cynewulf's Elene""

""The City as Speaker of the Old Testament in Andreas""""Cyningas sigef�A?ste �A?urh God: Contributions from Anglo-Saxon England to Early Advocacy for �A?l�A�fr Haraldsson""; ""Happiness and the Psalms""; ""The Old English Kentish Psalm and Polysystems Theory""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""

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