Beowulf: Revised Edition by Michael SwantonBeowulf: Revised Edition by Michael Swanton

Beowulf: Revised Edition

byMichael Swanton

Paperback | May 8, 1997

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New, up-to-date bibliography which should give this edition another twenty years of life. Excellent, scholarly introduction which focusses on the values and social relevance of the poem. Explanatory notes drawing on archaeological sources. Prose translation.
Michael Swanton is Reader in English Medieval Studies at the University of Exeter.
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Title:Beowulf: Revised EditionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 8.39 X 5.39 X 0.71 inShipping dimensions:224 pages, 8.39 X 5.39 X 0.71 inPublished:May 8, 1997Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0719051460

ISBN - 13:9780719051463

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New, up-to-date bibliography which should give this edition another twenty years of life. Excellent, scholarly introduction which focusses on the values and social relevance of the poem. Explanatory notes drawing on archaeological sources. Prose translation.

Table of Contents

Map
Select Bibliography
Beowulf Text
Notes
Peoples and Genealogies
Glossary of Proper Names

From Our Editors

Beowulf is to English what the Odyssey and Iliad are to Greek literature - the oldest example of vernacular literature of any substance not only in England but the whole of western Europe. Since its rediscovery and the appearance of the first printed editions in the middle of the nineteenth century, this moving and dramatic epic poem has attracted considerable scholarly attention, and Professor Swanton is able to draw on this wealth of scholarship to present a considered and balanced introduction to the poem. Explanatory notes, drawing on archaeological sources, expand the poet's more esoteric allusions and offer background information on contemporary manners and customs. A prose translation faces the text, which should be invaluable both to students and to the general reader