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The Anglo-Saxon World Hardcover – 5 Aug 2004

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Boydell Press; New edition edition (5 Aug 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0851158854
  • ISBN-13: 978-0851158853
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 16 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 253,265 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Kevin Crossley-Holland's Arthur trilogy was translated into 25 languages, and has sold well over one million copies worldwide. He is a poet, historical novelist for children and authority on traditional tale who has presented many BBC radio programmes and is a frequent speaker at schools and libraries. He is the President of the School Library Association, an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, a patron of the Society of Storytelling, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His memoir of childhood, The Hidden Roads, was published in 2009.

Bracelet of Bones, the first of his Viking Sagas, was published in 2011 and the second book in the series, Scramasax, in 2012.

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a broad selection from all areas of Anglo-Saxon literature - from the Chronicle and statute laws for the historian, from the epics and elegies for the poet, riddles and charms from everyday life, hymns sermons letters and biographies for the theologian. satisfying gobbets of everything selected by crossley-holland from the specialist translators - the famous poems translated in full by himself, a clear-thinking poet who loves this subject. my hardback edition from boydell press has plenty of good b+w photos. thoroughly recommended.
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All about the Anglo-Saxon World 7 April 2004
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Format: Hardcover
If you are interested in the cultural and historical backround of the Anglo-Saxons, this is definitely the book to get. Starting with famous heroic poems, it describes in brief a quick review on them before the poems themselves. Good for beginners, like I, who are interested in that era, but haven't a clue of anything.
It does include sections of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, but not nearly enough for those who wish to see it all.
It includes the Wanderer, the Seafarer, Wulf and the Wife's Lament.
It also includes BEOWULF in a full.
After that it goes on to tell of different laws, poems, tracts, wills, charms and other things including some 30 riddles [some of them quite vulgar I might add].
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