Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies


June 1st, 1994





This volume is one of a series of Old and Middle English texts, including works of interest and importance previously unpublished, long out of print, or otherwise inaccesible to the student. Out of print for some time, this edition of "Exodus" contains many suggestions for solving some of the poem's difficulties. The edition includes a contextual introduction, notes, glossary and bibliography.

No one interested in the Old English poem Exodus can afford to be without this edition.

Notes and Queries.

'Displays a wealth of scholarship.'
Michael Swanton, Times Educational Supplement 25 Nov 1977

'Many first-rate contributions to the study of the poem.'
Robert T. Farrell, Review of English Studies 29 (1978)

‘A fine piece of work.'
J.R. Hall, Year's Work in Old English Studies - 1977 in Old English Newsletter 12 (1978)

'It is not too large a claim to say that ultimately . . . English poetic criticism and appreciation as a whole will benefit from Dr Lucas's careful and scholarly work.'
D.G. Scragg in Critical Quartely 20 (1978)

'In many respects exemplary as an edition of an Old English poem.'
D. Jost in Speculum 54 (1979)

'Twenty-six years after his second, revised edition of the Old English poem Exodus, Peter J. Lucas supplies a welcome third edition of this important text [...] the edition provides not only an excellent introduction to the text and important aspects of the study of Old English literature in general to the student ‘beginner’ but will remain a staple on any Old English scholar’s bookshelf."Judith Kaup, Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen


Author Information

Peter J. Lucas is presently Honorary Research Associate at the Department of Anglo-Saxon Norse and Celtic in the University of Cambridge, and is Emeritus Professor of Old and Middle English at University College Dublin, where he taught English Language and Medieval English Literature. He is the author of several books, including the facsimile edition of Franciscus Junius’s Cædmonis Monachi Paraphrasis Poetica Genesios, originally published in 1655 (Amsterdam, 2000), which includes the first edition ever of the Old English Exodus. Other books include From Author to Audience: John Capgrave and Medieval Publication (Dublin 1997), and The Medieval Manuscripts at Maynooth: Explorations in the Unknown, with Angela M. Lucas (Dublin, 2014), as well as several volumes in the series Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts in Microfiche Facsimile. He has also written ninety or so articles on Old and Middle English, the history of the English language, and the early printing of Anglo-Saxon.