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Anglo-Saxon (Beginnings through 1066)

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  • Myths We Live Byby Colin Grant

    University of Ottawa Press 1998; US$ 11.99

    Colin Grant challenges the popular use of "myth" as a dismissive designation of the superstitions and falsehoods of "other" cultures. The author maintains that myths occupy a place in our present-day lives that is every bit as important to us as the divinities and heroes of classical antiquity were to the ancients. The myths themselves are in a constant... more...

  • The Southern Version of Cursor Mundi, Vol. IIby Roger R. Fowler

    University of Ottawa Press 1990; US$ 12.99

    The medieval poem Cursor Mundi is a biblical verse account of the history of the world, offering a chronological overview of salvation history from Creation to Doomsday. Originating in northern England around the year 1300, the poem was frequently copied in the north before appearing in a southern version in substantially altered form. Although... more...

  • The Southern Version of Cursor Mundi, Vol. IVby Peter H. J. Mous

    University of Ottawa Press 1997; US$ 11.99

    The medieval poem Cursor Mundi is a biblical verse account of the history of the world, offering a chronological overview of salvation history from Creation to Doomsday. Originating in northern England around the year 1300, the poem was frequently copied in the north before appearing in a southern version in substantially altered form. Although... more...

  • The Poems of Sir Francis Hubertby Bernard Mellor

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1961; US$ 9.00

    A poet of substance though little noticed, Sir Francis Hubert (1568-1629) embodies in his life and works much of the agitated spirit of his times.His verse Historie of Edward the Second, its strong element of political satire, and its minatory finger wagging at the Queen, earned him her official displeasure. He is one of a host of literary figures,... more...

  • Chaucer, Ethics, and Genderby Alcuin Blamires

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 44.99

    This book makes a vigorous reassessment of the moral dimension in Chaucer's writings. For the Middle Ages, the study of human behaviour generally signified the study of the morality of attitudes, choices, and actions. Moreover, moral analysis was not gender neutral: it presupposed that certain virtues and certain failings were largely gender-specific.... more...

  • Sir Gawain and The Green Knightby Keith Harrison; Helen Cooper

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 8.99

    The finest translation in and for our time' (Kevin Crossley-Holland) Sir Gawain and The Green Knight, with its intricate plot of enchantment and betrayal is probably the most skilfully told story in the whole of the English Arthurian cycle. Originating from the north-west midlands of England, it is based on two separate and very ancient Celtic... more...

  • Troilus and Criseydeby Geoffrey Chaucer; Barry Windeatt

    Oxford University Press, UK 1998; US$ 8.99

    Chaucer's masterpiece and one of the greatest narrative poems in English, the story of the lovers Troilus and Criseyde is renowned for its deep humanity and penetrating psychological insight.This new translation into modern English by a major Chaucerian scholar includes an index of the names relating to the Trojan War and an Index of Proverbs.... more...

  • The Canterbury Talesby Geoffrey Chaucer; David Wright; Christopher Cannon

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 7.99

    Whoever best acquits himself, and tellsThe most amusing and instructive tale,Shall have a dinner, paid for by us all...'In Chaucer's most ambitious poem, The Canterbury Tales (c. 1387), a group of pilgrims assembles in an inn just outside London and agree to entertain each other on the way to Canterbury by telling stories. The pilgrims come... more...

  • Love Visionsby Geoffrey Chaucer; Brian Stone

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 23.98

    Spanning Chaucer's working life, these four poems build on the medieval convention of 'love visions' - poems inspired by dreams, woven into rich allegories about the rituals and emotions of courtly love. In The Book of the Duchess, the most traditional of the four, the dreamer meets a widower who has loved and lost the perfect lady, and The House of... more...

  • The Complete English Poemsby John Donne

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 17.58

    No poet has been more wilfully contradictory than John Donne, whose works forge unforgettable connections between extremes of passion and mental energy. From satire to tender elegy, from sacred devotion to lust, he conveys an astonishing range of emotions and poetic moods. Constant in his work, however, is an intensity of feeling and expression and... more...