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The dream of the rood

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150 pages. Paperback in as new condition. The Dream of the Rood 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 (78 pages) 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, footnotes and glossary. Contains two black and white photographs in the text and frontispiece. Part of the Exeter Medieval English Texts and Studies series. Published in the UK in 1987.

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Author(s):
Michael Swinton (Editor)
Condition:
As new
Edition:
2nd (1987)
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0859895033
ISBN-13:
9780859895033
Number of pages:
150
Publisher:
University of Exeter Press

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150 pages. Paperback in as new condition. The Dream of the Rood 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 (78 pages) 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, footnotes and glossary. Contains two black and white photographs in the text and frontispiece. Part of the Exeter Medieval English Texts and Studies series. Published in the UK in 1987.

Author(s):
Michael Swinton (Editor)
Condition:
As new
Edition:
2nd (1987)
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0859895033
ISBN-13:
9780859895033
Number of pages:
150
Publisher:
University of Exeter Press

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