9781487592684-148759268X-The Old English Rune Poem: A Critical Edition (McMaster Old English Studies and Texts)

The Old English Rune Poem: A Critical Edition (McMaster Old English Studies and Texts)

ISBN-13: 9781487592684
ISBN-10: 148759268X
Author: Halsall, Maureen
Publication date: 1981
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing
Format: Paperback 210 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781487592684
ISBN-10: 148759268X
Author: Halsall, Maureen
Publication date: 1981
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing
Format: Paperback 210 pages

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Acknowledged authors Halsall, Maureen wrote The Old English Rune Poem: A Critical Edition (McMaster Old English Studies and Texts) comprising 210 pages back in 1981. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 148759268X and 9781487592684. Since then The Old English Rune Poem: A Critical Edition (McMaster Old English Studies and Texts) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This critical edition provides unique access to a work which has challenged scholars and students alike. The book is the first to deal fully with the poem as literature and to supply the runic background necessary for an understanding of the raw materials with which the poet was working.

The introduction offers a thorough discussion of the origin, development, and uses of runes before proceeding to the close examination of text, language, literary sources, style, and themes of the poem. Following the text and translation of the poem proper, detailed explanatory notes pay particular attention to the background of each individual rune and rune name, and the appendixes provide analogous material to assist in setting the poet's achievement into the runic context.

Since many of the sources necessary for an accurate assessement of the Old English Rune Poem are written in foreign or dead languages, modern English translations have been provided throughout to ensure that the poem will be accessible to students as well as to professional medievalists.

(McMaster Old English Studies and Texts 2)

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