Complete Old English

Complete Old English : A Comprehensive Guide to Reading and Understanding Old English, with Original Texts

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Learn Old English (Anglo-Saxon) with this best-selling course from Teach Yourself - the No. 1 brand in language learning. Equally suited to general reader, historian and student of literature, this new edition teaches vocabulary and grammar through original texts, with audio support, traces the roots of modern English words, and explores the Anglo-Saxon cultural context through poems, prose and historical documents.

Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:

One-, five- and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.

Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.

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Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for understanding.

Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Anglo-Saxon England.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 24mm | 310g
  • Teach Yourself Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 40
  • 1444104187
  • 9781444104189
  • 419,060

Table of contents

: Contents
: Part I - Foundation
: 1 A king must rule a country
: 2 Say what I am called
: 3 I promise three things
: 4 The four season
: 5 A certain stone
: 6 Signs in the monastery
: 7 King Cnut's proclamation
: 8 Charters and writs
: 9 Dedication of a church
: 10 The translation of St Alphege
: 11 The family dispute in Herefordshire
: 12 Love and marriage
: 13 The king's duties
: 14 The first English fiction
: Part II - History
: 15 The Alfred jewel
: 16 Alfred and Guthrum
: 17 The Fonthill cattle raid
: 18 The legend of the Anchorite
: 19 Three charters from the reign of Edgar
: 20 Bishop AEthelwold of Winchester
: 21 Abbot AElfric
: 22 Byrhtferth and Wulfstan
: Part III - Poetry
: 23 Runes
: 24 The Wanderer
: 25 The Seafarer
: 26 The Beowulf manuscript
: 27 Beowulf
: 28 Beowulf and archaeology
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About Mark Atherton

Dr Mark Atherton is Lecturer in English Language and Literature at Regent's Park College, Oxford University. A trained teacher, he has taught in Germany and Austria and has published widely in medieval studies and linguistics.
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