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Publisher: Cambridge University Press (November 29, 2012)
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expert via multi-cultural, multidisciplinary views, The Cambridge historical past of Early Medieval English Literature deals a brand new exploration of the earliest writing in Britain and eire, from the top of the Roman Empire to the mid-twelfth century. starting with an account of writing itself, in addition to of scripts and manuscript paintings, next chapters learn the earliest texts from England, eire, Scotland and Wales, and the super breadth of Anglo-Latin literature. Chapters on English studying and literature within the 9th century and the later formation of English poetry and prose additionally express the profound cultural self assurance of the interval. supplying a dialogue of crucial texts, together with Beowulf and the writings of Bede, this background captures the sheer inventiveness and power of early medieval literary tradition via themes as diversified because the literature of English legislations, liturgical and devotional writing, the workings of technological know-how and the background of women's writing.