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Titre(s) : The Old English poem Seasons for fasting [Texte imprimé] : a critical edition / edited by Mary P. Richards ; with the assistance of Chadwick B. Hilton Jr

Édition : First edition

Publication : Morgantown : West Virginia university press, 2014

Description matérielle : x, 182 pages ; 23 cm

Collection : Medieval European studies ; XV

Lien à la collection : Medieval European studies 


Note(s) : Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-177) and indexes
Includes complete text of the poem and its translation in English.
"Seasons for Fasting, a late Old English poem probably composed in the early eleventh century, focuses on proper fasting observances in England. This poem, composed in eight-line stanzas, survives only in a sixteenth-century transcript made by the antiquary Laurence Nowell. With its topics, vocabulary, sources, and style derived from those of contemporary ecclesiastical prose, it belongs to a school of late tenth/early eleventh century poetry that only now is coming to be recognized and defined. The Old English Poem Seasons for Fasting: A Critical Edition provides a new text and translation of the poem, accompanied by an extensive introduction, commentary, and glossary. The introduction includes analyses of the poem's manuscript origins, sources, language, meter, style, and structure. The text is collated with all previous editions. The commentary elucidates points of grammar and style, and justifies all editorial decisions. The glossary covers every instance of each word in the poem. Since its discovery among the papers of Laurence Nowell in 1934, the poem has had only four editions, two of the text with basic notes, and two in doctoral theses with more commentary and analysis. This new edition brings the latest resources on manuscript study, lexicon (through the Concordance and Dictionary of Old English A-G), poetics, and cultural milieu to bear on this fascinating poem. The apparatus, including the glossary, will allow fellow scholars to extend these findings through links to their own work" ; "Commentary and analysis of the Old English poem Seasons for Fasting"


Autre(s) auteur(s) : Richards, Mary P. (1944-....). Éditeur scientifique  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur
Hilton, Chad B.. Collaborateur  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur


Sujet(s) : Seasons for fasting  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
British library -- Manuscrit. Ms. Cotton Otho B XI  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet


Identifiants, prix et caractéristiques : ISBN 9781938228438. - ISBN 193822843X. - ISBN 9781938228445. - ISBN 1938228448. - ISBN 9781938228452 (erroné) (br.)

Identifiant de la notice  : ark:/12148/cb445040345

Notice n° :  FRBNF44504034 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)



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