A Guide to Old English (8th ed.)


Bruce Mitchell


A comprehensive introduction to Old English, combining simple, clear philology with the best literary works to provide a compelling and accessible beginners’ guide.Provides a comprehensive introduction to Old EnglishUses a practical approach suited to the needs of the beginning studentFeatures selections from the greatest works of Old English literature, organized from simple to more challenging texts to keep pace with the readerIncludes a discussion of Anglo-Saxon literature, history, and culture, and a bibliography directing readers to useful publications on the subjectUpdated throughout with new material including the first 25 lines from Beowulf with detailed annotation and an explanation of Grimm’s and Verner’s laws

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