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  1. INTRODUCTORY READING 17 items
    1. Hagiography 10 items
      1. Women saints' lives in Old English prose - Leslie A. Donovan 1999

        Book 

      2. The Oxford Dictionary of Saints 01/01/2011

        Book  this simply gives details of the ‘historical’ saint

      3. Aelfric's Lives of saints: being a set of sermons on saints' days formerly observed by the English church - Walter W. Skeat, Aelfric, Early English Text Society 2003

        Book 

    2. Heroic verse [in order of seminars, and very brief] 7 items
      1. The battle of Brunanburh: a casebook - Michael Livingston c2011

        Book  [a detailed edition and study]

      2. The Battle of Maldon and Heroic Literature, from: The Battle of Maldon, AD 991 - R. Frank

        Chapter  [this book has several other very interesting chapters]

      3. Waldere - Arne Zettersten, Kongelige Bibliotek (Denmark) 1979

        Book 

      4. Klaeber's Beowulf and The fight at Finnsburg - Robert E. Bjork, R. D. Fulk, Fr Klaeber, John D. Niles 2008

        Book 

      5. A critical companion to Beowulf - Andy Orchard 2003 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      6. The monsters and the critics and other essays - J. R. R. Tolkien 1997

        Book  also in Norton ed. of Heaney’s translation and others, see below

  2. HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL BACKGROUND 42 items
    1. §1 Reference and history 12 items
      1. The Oxford dictionary of the Christian Church - F. L. Cross, Elizabeth A. Livingstone 1997

        Book 

      2. The Age of Bede - David Hugh Farmer 1983

        Book 

      3. Anglo-Saxonism and the construction of social identity - Allen J. Frantzen, John D. Niles c1997

        Book 

      4. The framework of Anglo-Saxon history to A.D. 900 - Kenneth Harrison 1976

        Book 

      5. An atlas of Anglo-Saxon England - David Hill 1981

        Book 

      6. An introduction to Anglo-Saxon England - Peter Hunter Blair c2003

        Book 

      7. Northumbria in the days of Bede - Peter Hunter Blair 1976

        Book 

      8. A companion to Anglo-Saxon literature - Phillip Pulsiano, Elaine M. Treharne 2001

        Book 

      9. Anglo-Saxon England - F. M. Stenton 1971

        Book 

    2. §2 Church and Monasteries 8 items
      1. Monastic life in Anglo-Saxon England, c. 600-900 - Sarah Foot 2006

        Book 

      2. The coming of Christianity to Anglo-Saxon England - Henry Mayr-Harting 1991

        Book 

      3. Rites and religions of the Anglo-Saxons - Gale R. Owen-Crocker c1981

        Book 

    3. §3 Manuscripts, Libraries, Learning 15 items
      1. The golden age of Anglo-Saxon art, 966-1066 - Janet Backhouse, D. H. Turner, Leslie Webster c1984

        Book 

      2. A guide to western historical scripts from antiquity to 1600 - Michelle Brown, British Library 1990

        Book 

      3. Bullough, D., 'The Educational Tradition in England from Alfred to Ælfric: Teaching Utriusque Linguae', Settimane 19 (1972), 453–94

      4. Gneuss, H., 'Anglo-Saxon Libraries from the Conversion to the Benedictine Reform', Settimane 32 (1986), 643–99

      5. An introduction to English runes - R. I. Page 1999

        Book 

      6. Sources of Anglo-Saxon culture - Paul E. Szarmach, Virginia Darrow Oggins, Symposium on the Sources of Anglo-Saxon Culture 1986

        Book 

      7. The Making of England: Anglo-Saxon art and culture, AD 600-900 - Janet Backhouse, Marion Archibald, Leslie Webster, British Museum 1991

        Book 

    4. §4 Primary sources in translation [from Latin or Old English] 7 items
      1. Concerning The city of God against the pagans - Henry Scowcroft Bettenson, John Joseph O'Meara, Augustine 1984

        Book 

      2. Alfred the Great: Asser's Life of Alfred and other contemporary sources - Simon Keynes, Michael Lapidge 1983

        Book 

      3. The prose works - Michael Lapidge, Michael W. Herren, Aldhelm 1979

        Book 

      4. A history of the English church and people - Leo Sherley-Price, R. E. Latham, Bede 1968

        Book 

      5. English historical documents v. 1. c.500-1042 - David Charles Douglas, Dorothy Whitelock 1953-2011

        Book 

      6. The ruin of Britain, and other works - Michael Winterbottom, Gildas 1978

        Book 

  3. LITERATURE 51 items
    1. §1 Overviews, Collections of Essays 13 items
      1. Old English literature - Michael Alexander 1983

        Book 

      2. Clemoes, P. A. M., 'Late Old English Literature', in Tenth-Century Studies, ed. D. Parsons (London and Chichester, 1975), pp. 103–14 

      3. The Cambridge companion to Old English literature - Malcolm Godden, Michael Lapidge 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      4. Studies in Old English literature in honor of Arthur G. Brodeur - Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur, Stanley B. Greenfield 1963

        Book 

      5. A New critical history of Old English Literature - Stanley B. Greenfield, Daniel Gillmore Calder, Michael Lapidge 1986

        Book 

      6. The Cambridge introduction to Anglo-Saxon literature - Hugh Magennis 2011

        Book 

      7. Niles, J. D., ed., Old English Literature in Context (Cambridge, 1980)

      8. Reading Old English texts - Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe 1997

        Book 

      9. A study of Old English literature - C. L. Wrenn 1967

        Book 

    2. §2 Translations from Old English 8 items
      1. Anglo-Saxon poetry - S. A. J. Bradley 1995

        Book 

      2. Select translations from Old English poetry - Albert S. Cook, Chauncey Brewster Tinker 2005

        Book 

      3. The Anglo-Saxon world: an anthology - Kevin Crossley-Holland 1999

        Book 

      4. A choice of Anglo-Saxon verse - R. F. S. Hamer 1970

        Book  [with parallel OE text, but the translations should be treated with caution]

      5. Early English Christian poetry - Charles W. Kennedy 1952

        Book 

      6. Anglo-Saxon prose - Michael James Swanton 1993

        Book 

      7. English historical documents - David Charles Douglas, Dorothy Whitelock 1953-2011

        Book 

      8. Most of the Early English Text Society editions cited in various sections below have a modern English translation in parallel with the Old English text

    3. §3 The Heroic 8 items
      1. Kings, beasts and heroes - Gwyn Jones 1972

        Book 

      2. The heroic age of Scandinavia - Gabriel Turville-Petre 1951

        Book 

      3. The barbarian West, 400-1000 - J. M. Wallace-Hadrill 1996

        Book 

    4. §4 Christian and Pagan 17 items
      1. Gods and myths of Northern Europe - Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson 1990

        Book 

      2. Heathen gods in Old English literature - Richard North 1997

        Book 

      3. Imagining the Anglo-Saxon past - Eric Gerald Stanley 2000

        Book 

    5. §5 Women 5 items
      1. Woman as hero in Old English literature - Jane Chance 1986

        Book 

      2. The cult of the Virgin Mary in Anglo-Saxon England - Mary Clayton 1990

        Book 

      3. New readings on women in Old English literature - Helen Damico, Alexandra Hennessey Olsen 1990

        Book 

  4. OLD ENGLISH LITERATURE: PROSE 46 items
    1. §1 General 4 items
      1. Bullough, D., 'The Educational Tradition in England from Alfred to Ælfric: Teaching Utriusque Linguae', Settimane 19 (1972), 453–94

    2. §2 Saints’ Lives 16 items
      1. EDITIONS AND TRANSLATIONS 2 items
        1. Lives of three English saints - G. I. Needham, Aelfric 1966

          Book 

      2. STUDIES 14 items
        1. Anglo-Saxon saints and scholars - Eleanor Shipley Duckett 1947

          Book 

        2. Hagiography in Anglo-Saxon England: adopting and adapting saints' lives into Old English prose (c. 950-1150) - Loredana Lazzari, Patrizia Lendinara, Claudia Di Sciacca, Fédération internationale des instituts d'études médiévales c2014

          Book 

        3. Saints and relics in Anglo-Saxon England - D. W. Rollason 1989

          Book 

        4. Oswald: Northumbrian king to European saint - Clare Stancliffe, Eric Cambridge 1995

          Book 

    3. §3 Homily and Sermon 8 items
      1. EDITIONS AND TRANSLATIONS [See also Ælfric] 3 items
        1. The Vercelli homilies and related texts - D. G. Scragg 1992

          Book 

      2. STUDIES [See also Ælfric] 5 items
        1. The Old English homily & its backgrounds - Paul E. Szarmach, Bernard Felix Huppé 1978

          Book 

    4. §4 Ælfric 18 items
      1. EDITIONS AND TRANSLATIONS 6 items
        1. Ælfric's Catholic homilies: the first series : text - Peter Clemoes, Aelfric, Early English Text Society 1997

          Book 

        2. Aelfric's Catholic homilies: introduction, commentary and glossary - Malcolm Godden, Early English Text Society 2000

          Book  [Covers first and second series]

        3. Aelfric's Catholic homilies: the second series : text - Malcolm Godden, Aelfric 1979

          Book 

        4. Ælfric's Prefaces - Jonathan Wilcox, Aelfric 1994

          Book 

      2. STUDIES [See also ‘Saints’ Lives’] 12 items
        1. Ælfric: an Annotated Bibliography - Luke Mins Reinsma 1987

          Book 

        2. Ælfric’s Changing Vocabulary - P.A.M Clemoes 1980

          Article 

        3. Aelfric - James Hurt c1972

          Book 

        4. Was Aelfric a Poet? - Kuhn, Sherman M Oct 1, 1973

          Article 

        5. A companion to Ælfric - Hugh Magennis, Mary Swan c2009

          Book 

  5. OLD ENGLISH LITERATURE: POETRY 61 items
    1. §1 Collected editions of OE poems 16 items
      1. Old English shorter poems - Christopher A. Jones, Robert E. Bjork 2012-2014

        Book 

      2. The Old English poems of Cynewulf - Robert E. Bjork, Cynewulf c2013

        Book 

      3. Old English poems of Christ and his saints - Mary Clayton c2013

        Book 

      4. Beowulf and Judith - Elliott Van Kirk Dobbie 1954, c1953

        Book 

      5. The Anglo-Saxon minor poems - Elliott Van Kirk Dobbie 1942

        Book 

      6. Old English minor heroic poems - Joyce Hill 1994

        Book  [contains Widsith, Deor, Waldere, Finnsburh Fragment]

      7. Old English shorter poems - Christopher A. Jones, Robert E. Bjork 2012-2014

        Book  [text and translation]

      8. The Junius manuscript - George Philip Krapp, Caedmon, Bodleian Library 1931

        Book 

      9. The Paris Psalter and the Meters of Boethius - George Philip Krapp, Alfred, Boethius 1933

        Book 

      10. The Exeter book - George Philip Krapp, Elliott Van Kirk Dobbie 1936

        Book 

      11. The Vercelli book - George Philip Krapp 1932

        Book 

      12. The Exeter anthology of Old English poetry: an edition of Exeter Dean and Chapter MS 3501 - Bernard James Muir 1994

        Book  [a majority of our shorter poems are in the Exeter Book]

      13. Seven old English poems - John Collins Pope c1981

        Book  [contains Cædmon’s Hymn, Battle of Brunanburh, Dream of the Rood, Battle of Maldon, Wanderer, Seafarer, Deor]

      14. [For editions of individual poems, see the appropriate sections below]

    2. §2 Studies and guides 45 items
      1. [a] Collections of Essays 6 items
        1. Companion to Old English poetry - Henk Aertsen, Rolf H. Bremmer 1994

          Book 

        2. Essential articles for the study of Old English poetry - Jess B. Bessinger, Stanley J. Kahrl 1968

          Book 

        3. Old English poetry: essays on style - Daniel Gillmore Calder, University of California, Los Angeles. Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. Dept. of English c1979

          Book 

        4. Old English poetry: fifteen essays - Robert Payson Creed 1967

          Book 

        5. Anglo-Saxon poetry: essays in appreciation : for John C. McGalliard - Lewis E. Nicholson, Dolores Warwick Frese, John Calvin McGalliard c1975

          Book 

      2. [b] Sources and analogues 2 items
        1. Sources and analogues of Old English poetry: the major Latin texts in translation - Michael J. B. Allen, Daniel Gillmore Calder 1976

          Book 

      3. [c] Miscellaneous Studies 26 items
        1. The role of the poet in early societies - Morton W. Bloomfield, Charles W. Dunn 1989

          Book 

        2. Old English poetry: essays on style - Daniel Gillmore Calder, University of California, Los Angeles. Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. Dept. of English c1979

          Book 

        3. Maxims in Old English poetry - Paul Cavill 1999

          Book 

        4. The interpretation of Old English poems - Stanley B. Greenfield 1972

          Book 

        5. Visible song: transitional literacy in Old English verse - Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe 1990

          Book 

        6. The art and background of Old English poetry - Barbara Catherine Raw 1978

          Book 

        7. Old English verse - T. A. Shippey 1972

          Book 

        8. Timmer, B. J., 'Heathen and Christian elements in Old English poetry', Neophil 29 (1944), 180–5

        9. Gnomic poetry in Anglo-Saxon - Blanche Colton Williams 1966, c1914

          Book 

      4. [d] Heroic Poetry 11 items
        1. Heroic poetry - C. M. Bowra 1952

          Book 

        2. Heroic poetry in the Anglo-Saxon period: studies in honor of Jess B. Bessinger, Jr - Jess B. Bessinger, Helen Damico, John Leyerle 1993

          Book 

        3. Heroic song and heroic legend - Jan de Vries, B. J. Timmer 1963

          Book 

        4. Hero and exile: the art of old English poetry - Stanley B. Greenfield, George Hardin Brown 1989 (electronic resource)

          Book 

        5. Old English heroic poems and the social life of texts - John D. Niles 2007

          Book 

        6. The hero and the king: an epic theme - W. T. H. Jackson 1982

          Book 

        7. [see also Battle of Maldon, Battle of Brunanburh, Deor, Widsith, and Beowulf, below]

  6. INDIVIDUAL POEMS 148 items
    1. [a] The Battle of Brunanburh 14 items
      1. EDITIONS 3 items
        1. The battle of Brunanburh - A. Campbell 1938

          Book 

        2. The battle of Brunanburh: a casebook - Michael Livingston c2011

          Book 

        3. Seven old English poems - John Collins Pope c1981

          Book 

      2. STUDIES 11 items
        1. Dodgson, J. McN., 'The background of Brunanburh', Saga Book of the Viking Society 14 (1953/7), 303–16

        2. Skaldic technique in Brunanburh - John T. Niles 1987

          Article 

        3. Page, Raymond I., 'A tale of two cities', Peritia 1 (1982), 335–51

        4. Wood, Michael. 'Brunanburh revisited', Saga-Book of the Viking Society 20 (1980), 200–17

    2. [b] Deor, Widsith, The Finnsburgh Fragment, Waldere 14 items
      1. EDITIONS 6 items
        1. Finnsburh: fragment and episode - Donald K. Fry 1974

          Book 

        2. Old English minor heroic poems - Joyce Hill 1994

          Book 

        3. Deor - Kemp Malone 1977

          Book 

        4. Widsith - Kemp Malone 1936

          Book 

        5. Waldere - Frederick Norman 1933

          Book 

        6. Waldere - Arne Zettersten, Kongelige Bibliotek (Denmark) 1979

          Book 

      2. STUDIES 8 items
        1. Brown, Ray, 'The begging scop and the generous king in Widsith', Neophil 73 (1989), 281–92

        2. Fry, D. K., 'The location of Finnsburh: Beowulf 1125-29a', ELN 8 (1970), 1–3

        3. Finnsburuh - Ritchie Girvan 1940

          Article 

        4. Widsith and the tenth century - Joyce Hill 1984

          Article 

    3. [c] The Battle of Maldon 17 items
      1. EDITIONS 4 items
        1. The Battle of Maldon - E. V. Gordon 1937

          Book 

        2. The Battle of Maldon: text and translation - Bill Griffiths 1991

          Book 

        3. The Battle of Maldon - D. G. Scragg 1981

          Book 

        4. The Battle of Maldon, AD 991 - D. G. Scragg 1991

          Book 

      2. STUDIES 13 items
        1. The Battle of Maldon: fiction and fact - Janet Cooper Alexander 1993

          Book 

    4. [d] The Dream of the Rood 23 items
      1. EDITIONS 3 items
        1. The dream of the Rood - Bruce Dickins, Alan S. C. Ross 1963

          Book 

        2. The dream of the rood - Michael James Swanton 1970

          Book 

      2. STUDIES 20 items
        1. Burrow, J. A., 'An approach to The Dream of the Rood', Neophil 43 (1959), 123-33 

        2. Sources and analogues of Old English poetry: the major Latin texts in translation - Michael J. B. Allen, Daniel Gillmore Calder 1976

          Book  [on Rood: pp. 51–8]

        3. Dubs, K. E., 'Hæleð: heroism in The Dream of the Rood', Neophil 59 (1975), 614–15

        4. Hermann, J. P., 'The Dream of the Rood, 19a: earmra ærgewin', ELN 15 (1978), 241-4

        5. Hill, J., 'The Soldier of Christ in Old English prose and poetry', LSE ns 11 (1980), 57-80

        6. Ó Carragáin, Eamonn, 'The Ruthwell crucifixion poem in its iconographic and liturgical contexts', Peritia 6-7 (1987-88), 1-71

        7. Orton, P. R., 'The technique of object personification in The Dream of the Rood and a comparison with the Old English Riddles', LSE ns 11 (1980), 1-18 

    5. [e] Beowulf 80 items
      1. EDITIONS 6 items
        1. Klaeber's Beowulf and The fight at Finnsburg - Robert E. Bjork, R. D. Fulk, Fr Klaeber, John D. Niles 2008

          Book 

        2. Beowulf: a student edition - George Jack 1994

          Book 

        3. Beowulf: an edition with relevant shorter texts - Bruce Mitchell, Fred C. Robinson, Leslie Webster c2006

          Book 

        4. Beowulf: text and translation - John Porter 1991

          Book  [text and facing translation]

        5. Beowulf - Michael James Swanton 1997

          Book  [text and facing translation]

        6. Beowulf: with, The Finnesburg fragment - C. L. Wrenn, W. F. Bolton 1973

          Book 

      2. TRANSLATIONS 5 items
        1. Beowulf - Michael Alexander 1995

          Book  verse

        2. Anglo-Saxon poetry - S. A. J. Bradley 1995

          Book  prose

        3. The Anglo-Saxon world: an anthology - Kevin Crossley-Holland 1999

          Book 

        4. Beowulf and its analogues - George Norman Garmonsway, Jacqueline Simpson, Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson 1968

          Book 

        5. Beowulf - Seamus Heaney 1999

          Book  [see also Swanton (1978) and Porter (1991) in previous section]

      3. COLLECTIONS OF ESSAYS 4 items
        1. Old English poetry: fifteen essays - Robert Payson Creed 1967

          Book 

        2. Interpretations of Beowulf: a critical anthology - R. D. Fulk c1991

          Book 

        3. An anthology of Beowulf criticism - Lewis E. Nicholson 1963

          Book 

      4. GENERAL STUDIES 17 items
        1. A Beowulf handbook - Robert E. Bjork, John D. Niles 1997

          Book 

        2. The digressions in Beowulf - Adrien Bonjour 1950

          Book 

        3. The art of Beowulf - Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur 1959

          Book 

        4. On translating Beowulf, from: Old English poetry: fifteen essays

          Chapter  Burton, R., ‘On translating Beowulf’, Yale Review 54 (1965), 532–46. Reprinted here.

        5. Beowulf and its analogues - George Norman Garmonsway, Jacqueline Simpson, Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson 1968

          Book 

        6. Rereading Beowulf - Edward Burroughs Irving 1989

          Book 

        7. A reading of Beowulf - Edward Burroughs Irving 1968

          Book 

        8. Beowulf: the poem and its tradition - John D. Niles 1983

          Book 

        9. Anglo-Saxon oral poetry: a study of the traditions - Jeff Opland 1980

          Book  [especially chs 8 and 9]

        10. A critical companion to Beowulf - Andy Orchard 2003 (electronic resource)

          Book 

        11. Beowulf and the appositive style - Fred C. Robinson c1985

          Book 

        12. Beowulf: the critical heritage - T. A. Shippey, Andreas Haarder 1998

          Book 

        13. The audience of Beowulf - Dorothy Whitelock 1951

          Book 

      5. THE DATE OF BEOWULF 8 items
        1. The dating of Beowulf - Colin Chase, University of Toronto. Centre for Medieval Studies c1981

          Book 

        2. Dumville, D. N., 'The Beowulf-manuscript and how not to date it', Medieval English Studies Newsletter 39 (1998), 21–7

        3. Beowulf and the Beowulf manuscript - Kevin S. Kiernan c1996

          Book 

        4. The dating of Beowulf: a reassessment - Leonard Neidorf 2016

          Book 

      6. BEOWULF AS HEROIC POETRY 11 items
        1. Beowulf, Swedes and Geats - R.T Farrell 1972

          Article 

        2. Greenfield, S. B., 'Geatish history: poetic art and epic quality in Beowulf', Neophil 47 (1963), 211–17 [also in Fulk's collection of essays]

        3. Beowulf as heroic history - Robert W. Hanning 1974

          Article 

        4. Weapons and warfare in Anglo-Saxon England - Sonia Chadwick Hawkes 1989

          Book 

      7. THE MONSTERS IN BEOWULF 10 items
        1. Kings, beasts and heroes - Gwyn Jones 1972

          Book 

        2. The dramatic audience in Beowulf - R.M Lumiansky 1952

          Article 

        3. Mitchell, B., 'Until the dragon comes. Some thoughts on Beowulf', Neophil, 47 (1963), 126–38

        4. The making of Beowulf - G. V. Smithers, University of Durham 1961

          Book 

        5. The monsters and the critics: and other essays - J. R. R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien 1997, c1990

          Book  [also in Nicholson (1963), Fry (1968) above, and separately printed]

      8. BEOWULF AND CHRISTIANITY 9 items
        1. The mode and meaning of 'Beowulf' - Margaret E. Goldsmith 1970

          Book 

        2. The Christian Perspective in Beowulf - Margaret E. Goldsmith 24/1962

          Article  repr. in L. E. Nicholson, ed., An Anthology of Beowulf Criticism (Notre Dame, 1963)

        3. Beowulf - an allegory of salvation?, from: An anthology of Beowulf criticism - M.B McNamee

          Chapter  also in Interpretations of Beowulf: a Critical Anthology, ed. R. D. Fulk (Bloomington and Indianapolis, 1991), pp. 88–102

      9. WOMEN IN BEOWULF 4 items
        several articles online: treat with caution
        1. Woman as hero in Old English literature - Jane Chance 1986

          Book 

        2. New readings on women in Old English literature - Helen Damico, Alexandra Hennessey Olsen 1990

          Book 

        3. Women in Anglo-Saxon England - Christine E. Fell, Cecily Clark, Elizabeth Williams 1984

          Book 

      10. BEOWULF AND ARCHAEOLOGY 6 items
        1. Sutton Hoo published: a review - Martin Biddle, Alan Binns, J. M. Cameron, D. M. Metcalf 12/1977

          Article 

        2. The Age of Sutton Hoo: the seventh century in north-western Europe - M. O. H. Carver 1992

          Book  [especially the essay by B. Raw, ‘Royal power and royal symbols in Beowulf’]

        3. Beowulf and Archaeology - R. Cramp 1957

          Article  [also in Fry (1968) above]

        4. The Sutton Hoo ship burial - Angela Care Evans, British Museum. Trustees 1994

          Book 

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