A Companion to Anglo-Saxon Literature
Hardcover ISBN: 0631209042
This acclaimed volume explores and unravels the contexts, readings, genres, intertextualities and debates within Anglo-Saxon studies. - Brings together specially-commissioned contributions from a team of leading European and American scholars. - Embraces both the literature and the cultural background of the period. - Combines the discussion of primary material and manuscript sources with critical analysis and readings. - Considers the past, present and future of Anglo-Saxon studies
The Birth of a Revolution
Paperback ISBN: 0385471017
Who were the first men and women who abandoned the Church of Rome and became the world's first Protestants? Harvard historian Steven Ozment does not present us with the remote, dusty figures of history, but rather with the shoemakers and housewives, students and politicians who were among the first followers of Martin Luther. Using pamphlets, diaries, letters, and other primary soruces, Ozment examines the origins of the Reformation and the nature of Protestantism. Rather than seeing the Reformation as the progenitor of German absolutism, as do many scholars of the period, Ozment sees in Protestantism the historic assertion of key Western values--social reform, individual religious conviction, hard work, and the rejection of corruption, hypocrisy, and empty ritual.
Pre-Raphaelites at Home
Hardcover ISBN: 0823042855
A visual celebration of pre-Raphaelite art takes a deep, inspired look at this revolutionary Victorian-era movement in the art world and its proponents, including William Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, Edward Burne-Jones, and Ford Madox Brown.
The Meaning of Everything
The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
Hardcover ISBN: 0198607024
The best-selling author of The Professor and the Madman traces the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its earliest inception through its long path to completion, describes the nuts-and-bolts process of creating a dictionary, and includes anecdotes about its creators and their work. 150,000 first printing. (Language)
Kings & Queens of England & Scotland
Paperback ISBN: 0789442450
A lavishly illustrated, compact biographical encyclopedia of Britain's royal monarchs ranges from the first Saxon king to Prince Charles, documents the key events and milestones of each reign, and features a genealogy that links the various dynasties. Reprint.
Chronicle of the Abbey of Bury ST. Edmunds
Paperback ISBN: 0192838954
This narrative of events between the years 1173 and 1202--as recorded by Jocelin of Brakelond, a monk who lived in the abbey of Bury St. Edmunds, in the region of West Suffolk--affords many unique insights into the life of a medieval religious community. It depicts the daily worship in the abbey church and the beliefs and values shared by the monks, as well as the whispered conversations, rumors, and disagreements within the cloister--and the bustling life of the market-town of Bury, just outside the abbey walls. This edition offers the first modern translation from the Latin to appear since 1949.