Beowulf: An Edition
November 1998, ©1998, Wiley-Blackwell
List of Figures/Illustrations.
Map: The Geography of Beowulf.
Part I: Introduction:.
2. Date, Place, and Circumstances, of Composition.
5. Tone, Style, and Metre.
6. Subject Matter.
7. Two Views of Beowulf.
Part II: Text and Notes:.
Part III: How We Arrived At Our Text:.
8. Problems in Editing the Text.
Part IV: The Background:.
10. Genealogical Tables.
11. The Geatish-Swedish Wars.
12. Archaeology and Beowulf.
13. Some Related Poems In Old English:.
17. The Battle Of Finnesburh.
18. Maxims I.
19. Documents Bearing on Beowulf:.
21. Cain And Abel.
22. The Flood.
23. Letter Of Alcuin To A Mercian Bishop, 797.
25. The Flight Behind The Waterfall.
26. The Dragon Fight.
Suggestions For Further Reading.
Abbreviations and Symbols.
Notes on the Glossary.
Glossary of Beowulf.
Fred C. Robinson is Douglas Tracy Smith Emeritus Professor of English at Yale University. His books include The Tomb of Beowulf, and Other Essays on Old English (Blackwell, 1993).
The sixth edition of Mitchell and Robinson's A Guide to Old English was published by Blackwell in 2001.
- Provides a text specifically designed for students coming to Beowulf for the first time
- Gives detailed background to the poem including an important essay on archaeology andBeowulf by Leslie Webster of the British Museum
- Offers relevant shorter texts and key illustrations
- Provides a full glossary.
"This is an admirable introduction to the poem." Forum for
Modern Language Studies
"[...] we should rejoice in what Mitchell and Robinson have provided: a new student's edition of a masterpiece of Old English poetry that has made Beowulf much more accessible to a whole new generation of students." Journal of English and Germanic Philology<!--end-->