Featuring numerous updates and additional anthology selections, the 3rd
edition of Introduction to Old English
confirms its reputation as a leading text designed to help students engage with Old English literature for the first time.
A new edition of one of the most popular introductions to Old English
Assumes no expertise in other languages or in traditional grammar
Includes basic grammar reviews at the beginning of each major chapter and a “minitext” feature to aid students in practicing reading Old English
Features updates and several new anthology readings, including King Alfred’s Preface to Gregory’s Pastoral Care
Wiley; December 2011
- ISBN: 9781444354195
- Edition: 3
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
- Title: Introduction to Old English
- Author: Peter S. Baker
About The Author
Peter S. Baker is Professor of English, specializing in medieval literature and the history of the English language, at the University of Virginia. His previous books include editions of Byrhthferth’s Enchiridion (with Michael Lapidge, 1995) and The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: A Collaborative Edition.