Literary Appropriations of the Anglo-Saxons from the by Donald Scragg, Carole Weinberg
By Donald Scragg, Carole Weinberg
This e-book discusses the attitudes towards Anglo-Saxons expressed by means of English poets, playwrights and novelists from the 13th century to the current day. The essays are prepared chronologically, tracing literary responses to the Anglo-Saxons within the medieval interval, the Renaissance, and in addition the eighteenth and 19th centuries. The members, who're experts of their respective fields from Britain and the USA, draw on works that experience often been overlooked or ignored. They handle topical matters reminiscent of nationalism, cultural identification, fable, gender and contextualization.
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See The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: a Revised Translation, ed. D. Whitelock with D. C. Douglas and S. I. Tucker (London, 1961), p. xvi. 37 Literary Appropriations of the Anglo-Saxons returning to Normandy, leaving Bishop Odo and Earl William behind, and we are told that these two `built castles far and wide throughout the land, oppressing the unhappy people, and things went ever from bad to worse'. 45 In her view LaZamon is expressing helplessness in the face of Norman domination. 46 44 45 46 The word god is interlined, possibly by a later hand.
Lines 15,736±46 with lines 9,229±41, 9,962±4, 11,085±9 and 12,130±5. ' 31 Literary Appropriations of the Anglo-Saxons Heo riden and heo arnden, heo herZede and heo barnde; al at heo neh comen; heo sloZen and heo nomen wa wes an beondes a on londe wuneden. 27 It is understandable that LaZamon, a parish priest, should highlight any moral shortcomings, and the heathen Saxon invaders of the Arthurian section of the narrative, seeking more often by foul than fair means to gain control of the land, are roundly condemned, even though they are ethnically at one with the Anglo-Saxons and thus the English.
1008±1095 (Oxford, 1990), pp. 272±3, 275±6 and 279. Mason, St Wulfstan, pp. 279±80. I discussed LaZamon's interest in and knowledge of local topography and history as re¯ected in the Brut in ` ``By a noble church on the bank of the Severn'': a Regional View of LaZamon's Brut', Leeds Studies in English NS 26 (1995), pp. 49±62. A. Gransden, Historical Writing in England, 2 vols. (London, 1974 and 1982), I, p. 88. See C. Franzen, The Tremulous Hand of Worcester: a Study of Old English in the Thirteenth Century (Oxford, 1991), and W.