ERIC Number: ED035643
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Publication Date: 1968
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Old and Middle English Literature. Goldentree Bibliographies in Language and Literature.
Matthews, William, Comp.
This bibliography of scholarship in Old and Middle English Literature (before 1525) attempts to cover selectively the major works and topics and to represent adequately the minor ones. English and American scholarship since 1965 is emphasized. For the Old English period, entries are under the following headings: Texts; Reference and General Works; Poetics; Germanic, Norse, and Christian Literary Background; Language; Anglo-Latin; Literary Themes and Modes; Scop Poetry; Beowulf; Elegiac, Caedmonian, and Cynewulfian Poems; Charms, Gnomic Poetry, Riddles; The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle; King Alfred; Alfric; Wulfstan; and Other Prose. In Middle English, entries are under Texts; Reference and General Background; Manuscripts, Printing, Patrons; Anglo-Latin; Anglo-French; Language; Metrics, Rhetoric, Style; Literary Themes and Modes; English Chronicles; Moral Instruction, Proverbs, Sermons; Religious Narratives; Fabliaux, Animal Stories, Satires; Debates and Dialogues; Lyrics; Ballads; Romances; Breton Lays; Arthurian Romances; Malory; The Gawain Poet; Chaucer; Gower; Piers Plowman; 15th Century Poets; Religious and Secular Prose; Scottish Prose and Poetry; Miracle Plays; and Morality Plays. An index of scholars is provided. (LH)
Descriptors: Authors, Bibliographies, Chronicles, Cultural Background, English Literature, Fables, Fifteenth Century Literature, Literary Criticism, Literary History, Medieval Literature, Old English Literature, Poetry, Prose, Social Background
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