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Beowulf The Battle Saxon World ePUB #180 of Maldon The Dream of the Rood The Wanderer and The Seafarer are among the greatest surviving Anglo The Anglo PDFEPUB or Saxon poems They and many their treasures are included in The Anglo Saxon World hronicles laws and letters charters and charms and Anglo Saxon World ePUB #9734 above ll superb poems Here is a word picture of a people who came to these islands as pagans and yet within two hundred years had become Christians to such effect that England was the centre of missionary endeavour and for a time the heart of European civilization IncludesDeorThe Finnesburh fragme Reading this book has been a lengthy business because I keep returning to read passages and pieces that have become favourites within this lovely book especially The Ruin Hence it s been a difficult book to finish I m not so much as a one time student of Anglo Saxon let alone an experienced academic in the subject However I do like the way that Crossley Holland comes over as such a genuine and talented enthusiast His website does nothing to dispel my appreciative thanks to him that his work has increased the scope of my knowledge of that period How very deeply astounded the Anglo Saxons must have been to arrive in England to be confronted by the literally massive evidence of an utterly decayed once great Roman civilisation In Crossley Holland s translation of The Ruin I could visualise not only the patterns of lichens but the very land heave caused by the growth of weeds and larger vegetation Was CS Lewis inspired by The Ruin when he sat down to write Prince Caspian I wonder Crossley Holland s translation of Beowulf left me pondering how uncommon it now is for people to come together to listen to a storyteller maintaining shared knowledge defining a community Anonymity whether real or believed and use of modern computers fragments our society into so very many different communities Perhaps over population plays a part tooMy education in British history began with the Norman Invasion in 1066 Crossley Holland says I hope only that it will prompt those who start on it to continue the journey and look further for themselves Well with me he s certainly succeeding in his aim The Anglo Saxon world this is about than England had been almost as dark as the blackout curtain hanging over the earlier British period of King Arthur and the Dark Ages terms that Crossley Holland has no need to use because they re irrelevant in this book Now my knowledge and appreciation of the roots battle skills and culture of the Anglo Saxon invaders and settlers of our land has been greatly enhanced One feels oddly slightly European for it too

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T of Wearmouth to LulFrom Alcuin to Ethelred King of NorthumbriaFrom Charlemagne to Offa King of MerciaFrom Radbrod Prior of St Samson's at Dol to King ÆthelstanCaedmon's hymnAdvent lyrics I II and VIIThe dream of the roodDurhamBede's death songLife of King Alfred extractPreface to St Gregory's Pastoral careA collouyThe passion of St EdmundThirty one riddlesA grant of land at CreditonAn estate memorandum duties and peruisitesA marriage agreementA manumissionThe will of King AlfredThree charmsBald's Leechbook extractExcerpt from the PhoenixThe pantherThe whaleThe sermon of the wolf to the EnglishThe fortunes of me As far as anthologies go this is just fine It was a great way to find out what I want to read of

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NtWaldereThe battle of MaldonThe battle of BrunanburhThe laws of WihtredTrial by ordealCanute's letter to the people of EnglandThe Anglo Saxon chronicle Vortigern's invitationCynewulf and CyneheardFiery dragons in NorthumbriaAshdown and other engagementsKing Alfred and GuthrumStamford Bridge and Hastings The wandererThe seafarerThe wife's lamentThe husband's messageWulfThe ruinOhthere's voyage to the white seaWulfstan's visit to EstoniaBeowulfKing Edwin's councilCaedmon's visionCuthbert's death and disintermentBede on himselfFrom Pope Gregory I to CandidusFrom Boniface to Fulrad Abbot of St DenisFrom Cuthbert Abbo A wide selection of poetry epic battle literature charms letters laws charters and almost everything else from the Anglo Saxon ageI have only read parts of the entire compilation of works in the anthology The content is hugely varied ranging from Beowulf to letters from the Pope to Saxon Kings and naughty riddles including my favourite short poem The Wanderer in which a Warrior laments the loss of the brotherhood of his friends and fellowship of the Mead hall after the death of his LordThe version of the poem included in this book did seem to be a bit of an over literal translation in some places which appeared to detract from the poetic style but it is still and excellent introduction to the fascinating civilization of the Anglo SaxonsMy only gripe is that the author did not include a sampling of the works of Alcuin of York which I would love to read or extracts from Bede s On the Reckoning of Time especially as the Latter text clearly demonstrates that as early as the 7th century medieval people knew the earth was round


10 thoughts on “The Anglo Saxon World An Anthology

  1. says:

    Contains a large proportion of all Anglo Saxon poetry including Beowulf the Dream of the Rood the cross that Christ was crucified on tells us about it's day Deor the Wanderer the Battle of Maldon Saxons trap Vikings on a tidal island and are picking them off one by one until the Vikings say 'real men would fight us man to man' th

  2. says:

    Reading this book has been a lengthy business because I keep returning to read passages and pieces that have become favourites within this lovely book; especially “The Ruin” Hence it’s been a difficult book to ‘finish’ I’m not so much as a one time student of Anglo Saxon let alone an experienced academic in the subject However I do like the way that Crossley Holland comes over as such a genuine and talented

  3. says:

    A very good collection of uite a wide range of Anglo Saxon verse including Beowulf and other less known texts They're good translations if I might presume to judge they're readable they have good flow and so far as I can

  4. says:

    The works in this anthology included every type of primary source wills charters epic poems like Beowulf sermons letters etc

  5. says:

    A wide selection of poetry epic battle literature charms letters laws charters and almost everything else from the Anglo Saxon ageI ha

  6. says:

    This book is an anthology of writings from the Anglo Saxon period of British literature The texts run the range from allegories and sermons to heroic epics and legal documents Of course excerpts from The Anglo Saxon Chronicle are included The highlight is a full translation of Beowulf into modern EnglishThe per

  7. says:

    Loved every page of this wonderful collection Apart from heroic poems laws elegies explorer's accounts stories about saints' lives rid

  8. says:

    As far as anthologies go this is just fine It was a great way to find out what I want to read of

  9. says:

    As an introduction to English literature this is the place to start The Anglo Saxon Chronicle itself is an interesting document in that we have the beginnings of what life in England was like once Rome decided keeping that far flung frontier garrisoned was not in their interests And just like today when one mi

  10. says:

    This is the book that got me hooked on the Oxford World Classics series which has not yet failed to provide beaut

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