9780674052956-0674052951-The Beowulf Manuscript: Complete Texts and The Flight at Finnsburg (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library)

The Beowulf Manuscript: Complete Texts and The Flight at Finnsburg (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library)

ISBN-13: 9780674052956
ISBN-10: 0674052951
Edition: 1
Author: Fulk, R D
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover 400 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780674052956
ISBN-10: 0674052951
Edition: 1
Author: Fulk, R D
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover 400 pages

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Acknowledged authors Fulk, R D wrote The Beowulf Manuscript: Complete Texts and The Flight at Finnsburg (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library) comprising 400 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0674052951 and 9780674052956. Since then The Beowulf Manuscript: Complete Texts and The Flight at Finnsburg (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.82 or rent at the marketplace.

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Beowulf is one of the finest works of vernacular literature from the European Middle Ages and as such is a fitting title to head the Old English family of texts published in the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library.

But this volume offers something unique. For the first time in the history of Beowulf scholarship, the poem appears alongside the other four texts from its sole surviving manuscript: the prose Passion of Saint Christopher, The Wonders of the East, The Letter of Alexander the Great to Aristotle, and (following Beowulf) the poem Judith. First-time readers as well as established scholars can now gain new insights into Beowulf—and the four other texts—by approaching each in its original context.

Could a fascination with the monstrous have motivated the compiler of this manuscript, working over a thousand years ago, to pull together this diverse grouping into a single volume? The prose translation by R. D. Fulk, based on the most recent editorial understanding, allows readers to rediscover Beowulf’s brilliant mastery along with otherworldly delights in the four companion texts in The Beowulf Manuscript.

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