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Old English Literature and the Old Testament

edited by Michael Fox & Manish Sharma

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language study, medieval, theology
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It would be difficult to overestimate the importance of the Bible in the medieval world. For the Anglo-Saxons, literary culture emerged from sustained and intensive biblical study. Further, at least to judge from the Old English texts which survive, the Old Testament was the primary influence, both in terms of content and modes of interpretation. Though the Old Testament was only partially translated into Old English, recent studies have shown how completely interconnected Anglo-Latin and Old English literary traditions are.
Old English Literature and the Old Testament considers the importance of the Old Testament from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, from comparative to intertextual and historical. Though the essays focus on individual works, authors, or trends, including the Interrogationes Sigewulfi, Genesis A, and Daniel, each ultimately speaks to the vernacular corpus as a whole, suggesting approaches and methodologies for further study.

About the Authors
Michael Fox was Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta, with a specialization in Old English and Medieval Latin.
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Manish Sharma is an associate professor in the Department of English at Concordia University.

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‘Highly recommended’

— Choice Magazine; vol 50:01:2012

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