A Companion to Medieval Poetry (Blackwell Companions to by Corinne Saunders

By Corinne Saunders

A better half to Medieval Poetry provides a chain of unique essays from major literary students that discover English poetry from the Anglo-Saxon interval as much as the 15th century. Organised into 3 elements to echo the chronological and stylistic divisions among the Anglo-Saxon, heart English and Post-Chaucerian sessions, every one part is brought with contextual essays, delivering a necessary creation to the society and tradition of the timeCombines a normal dialogue of genres of medieval poetry, with particular attention of texts and authors, together with Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the golf green Knight, Chaucer, Gower and LanglandFeatures unique essays by way of eminent students, together with Andy Orchard, Carl Schmidt, Douglas grey, and Barry Windeatt,  who current quite a number theoretical, old, and cultural techniques to examining medieval poetry, in addition to delivering shut research of person texts and traditions

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Several things are apparent here, not the least of which is that Alfred’s father and brother, Æthelwulf and Æthelbald, are credited with the greatest slaughter of heathens to date. Likewise, the sheer geographical sweep of engagements in the space of a single year, from (presumably) Devon in the West to Kent in the East, together with the scale of the threat, given that the 350 ships estimated here come in a sense as reinforcement to a heathen army of unspecified size that ‘for the first time’ overwintered in England, is both stark and striking.

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