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The Editing of Old English

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The study and the understanding of Anglo-Saxon history, literature and culture depends on the presentation of unique manuscripts as modern printed editions. This transformation raises problems of interpetation. The reader studying a printed edition cannot know what the text is without some understanding of the editorial process by which the work came into being. How much, ...more
Hardcover, 212 pages
Published December 5th 1994 by Wiley-Blackwell (first published October 27th 1994)
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This is the second volume of Fred C Robinson's essays that Blackwell have published in recent years. Following The Tomb of Beowulf that mainly focused on interpretation of literary texts, this volume focuses on the language and editorship of Old English texts.

The essays explore in detail some of Robinson's ideas on how a medieval text should be read, which for Robinson was within its manuscript context, i.e. Beowulf cannot be properly understood without reading it alongside the other texts conta
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Beowulf and the Appositive Style The Tomb of Beowulf: And Other Essays on Old English A Bibliography of Publications on Old English Literature to the End of 1972 Old English Literature: A Select Bibliography Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

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