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 components to echo the chronological and stylistic divisions among the Anglo-Saxon, heart English and Post-Chaucerian classes, each one part is brought with contextual essays, offering a precious 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 fairway Knight, Chaucer, Gower and LanglandFeatures unique essays by means of eminent students, together with Andy Orchard, Carl Schmidt, Douglas grey, and Barry Windeatt, who current quite a number theoretical, old, and cultural methods to interpreting medieval poetry, in addition to providing shut research of person texts and traditions
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Peace and Negotiation: Strategies for Coexistence in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (pp. 79–91). Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance 4. Turnhout: Brepols. Winterbottom, M. ) (1978). The Ruin of Britain: and Other Works. London: Phillimore. 34 Richard Dance 2 The Old English Language and the Alliterative Tradition Richard Dance In most versions of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, the entry for the year 937 consists of a poem celebrating the victory of Æthelstan and Edmund over a force of Norsemen and Scots.
In this highly choreographed epitaph for Anglo-Saxon valour, Dunnere’s shaking of his spear has a significance of its own, matching as it does the actions of his fallen lord, Byrhtnoth, who had likewise waved his spear (and brandished his shield) before uttering his own first words of defiance to the Danish foe (Battle of Maldon 42–44: Byrhtnoð maþelode, bord hafenode, / wand wacne æsc, wordum mælde’ [‘Byrhtnoth made a speech, brandished his shield, waved his slender ash-spear, uttered in words’].
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A Companion to Medieval Poetry (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture) by Corinne Saunders