Andreas: An Edition
Edited by Richard North and Michael Bintley
Michael Bintley is Senior Lecturer in Medieval Literature at Canterbury Christ Church University and the co-editor of Trees and Timber in the Anglo Saxon World (Oxford University Press, 2013).
Professor Richard North teaches at University College London. His previous publications include The Origins of ‘Beowulf’: From Vergil to Wiglaf (Oxford University Press, 2006).
List of Figures List of Abbreviations Introduction 1. The Poem and its Analogues 2. The Manuscript 3. Language and Dialect Phonology Vocabulary Linguistic conclusion 4. Metre and Prosody 5. Poetic Style Poetic allusions to Cynewulf Poetic allusions to Beowulf 6. Mermedonia Boundaries and meeting-places Burial mounds Pagan sites and Christian churches Roman spolia and the Mermedonian prison Pathways in Andreas Mermedonia as a Roman city Mermedonia as a WS burh Summary 7. Date and Authorship Anti-Danish animus WS royal patronage Alfred’s church of St Andrew Alfred’s ‘wealth’ and ‘wisdom’ Note on the Text and Translation Text and Translation List of Emendations Commentary Bibliography Glossary List of Proper Names Index
“Two major critical editions of [Andreas] were published during the twentieth century [...] but the new edition from Richard North and Michael D.J. Bintley is sure to displace them and become the standard edition cited in professional scholarship. An extraordinary amount of labor appears to have been invested in this massive work, which offers much more than its predecessors. […] An infectious enthusiasm for the poem and its possible connections to Anglo-Saxon intellectual and material culture pervades the book and is bound to spread to some of its readers. North and Bintley’s rich edition should stimulate a wave of new interpretations of Andreas and inspire new investigations into its date of composition and historical context. It is in many respects an exemplary edition, which could serve as a model for new editions of other Old English poems that have been satisfactorily edited before.”
Leonard Neidorf, Studia Neophilologica, June 2017
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: January 20, 2016
Series: Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies