The Old English Poem Seasons for Fasting: A Critical Edition

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"Seasons for Fasting, a late Old English poem probably composed in the early eleventh century, focuses on proper fasting observances in England. This poem, composed in eight-line stanzas, survives only in a sixteenth-century transcript made by the antiquary Laurence Nowell. With its topics, vocabulary, sources, and style derived from those of contemporary ecclesiastical prose, it belongs to a school of late tenth/early eleventh century poetry that only now is coming to be recognized and defined. The Old English Poem Seasons ...

The Old English Poem Seasons for Fasting: A Critical Edition 2014, West Virginia University Press

ISBN-13: 9781938228438

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