Old English Literature and the Old Testament

Old English Literature and the Old Testament

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It would be difficult to overestimate the importance of the Bible in the medieval world. For the Anglo-Saxons, literary culture emerged from sustained and intensive biblical study. Further, at least to judge from the Old English texts which survive, the Old Testament was the primary influence, both in terms of content and modes of interpretation. Though the Old Testament was only partially translated into Old English, recent studies have shown how completely interconnected Anglo-Latin and Old English literary traditions are. Old English Literature and the Old Testament considers the importance of the Old Testament from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, from comparative to intertextual and historical. Though the essays focus on individual works, authors, or trends, including the Interrogationes Sigewulfi, Genesis A, and Daniel, each ultimately speaks to the vernacular corpus as a whole, suggesting approaches and methodologies for further study.A†lfrica#39;s Judith Paul E. Szarmach now that Bruce mitchell and fred robinson have included the anonymous poem Judith in the sixth and seventh editions of ... 1 Bruce mitchell and fred C. robinson, eds, A Guide to Old English, 313a€“25; Peter s .

Title:Old English Literature and the Old Testament
Author:Michael Fox, Manish Sharma
Publisher:University of Toronto Press - 2012


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