Introduction to Old English (3rd ed.)

by Peter S. Baker

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
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  • Title: Introduction to Old English
  • Author: Peter S. Baker
  • Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell

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.