The Anglo-Saxon Literature Handbook
presents an accessible introduction to the surviving works of prose and poetry produced in Anglo-Saxon England, from AD 410-1066.
Makes Anglo-Saxon literature accessible to modern readers Helps readers to overcome the linguistic, aesthetic and cultural barriers to understanding and appreciating Anglo-Saxon verse and prose Introduces readers to the language, politics, and religion of the Anglo-Saxon literary world Presents original readings of such works as Beowulf, The Battle of Maldon, The Wanderer, The Seafarer, and The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
Mark C. Amodio is Professor in the English Department at Vassar College, where he teaches courses in Old and Middle English language and literature. His publications inlcude Writing the Oral Tradition: Oral Poetics and Literate Culture in Medieval England (2004)
"(An) accessible, invaluable book. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-and upper-division undergraduates." (Choice, 1 January 2014)