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    The Dream of the Rood (Exeter Medieval English Texts and Studies) (Paperback)(English / English, Old (ca. 450-1100)) Edited by M. J. Swanton

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    DescriptionThe Dream of the Rood is a poem that has entranced generations of scholars. It is one of the greatest religious poems in English literature, the work of a nameless poet of superb genius. This edition presents a conservative text with variant reading described in the notes. In his introduction Professor Swanton describes the Vercelli Book, in which the full text of The Dream of the Rood is found, and gives an account of the Ruthwell Cross, the sources for which are scattered and not normally familiar to students of Old English. The relationship between the two texts, the doctrine behind the poem and its style and structure are also discussed. The edition includes extensive notes and glossary.

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    The Dream of the Rood
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by M. J. Swanton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 122 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 180 g
    English, Old (ca. 450-1100)
    ISBN 13: 9780859895033
    ISBN 10: 0859895033

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HRC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    BIC E4L: LIT
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
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    BIC subject category V2: DCQ, DSBB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90, 35
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
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    B&T Approval Code: A25203200
    BISAC V2.8: LCO003000
    DC20: 829.1
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POE003000
    LC classification: PR1680.S9, PR1680 .S9 1996
    Thema V1.0: QRM, DSBB, DCQ
    Illustrations note
    3 b&w illustrations, bibliography, notes, glossary
    Liverpool University Press
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 April 1996
    Author Information
    Michael Swanton is Professor of Medieval Studies at the University of Exeter.
    Review quote
    "Swanton provides a helpful description of the poem's text and of its manuscript context, the Vercelli Book. A discussion of the doctrinal and iconographic backgrounds of the poem, and a comprehensive overview of its structural, thematic and stylistic concerns." (The Year's Work in English Studies)
    Table of contents
    Contents: The Vercelli book; the Ruthwell cross; relationship between the texts; doctrine and iconography; style and structure; select bibliography; texts.