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E 397: BARBARIANS

Schedule

We meet M 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm in SC W211

WEEK 5 OE Language

M 20 Feb.

 

W 22 Feb. OE Language

  • Read this: Orrin Robinson, Old English and its Closest Relatives, chapter 6 ("Old English"), pp. 136 to 175.
  • Read if you like King Alfred's Grammar (free) up to and including Chapter Five (that means all the introductory material, too).
  • Read if you like Donald Bullough on Alcuin. Alcuin: Achievement and Reputation, Part Two, Chapter One only. [Free through UMass][Link to reading]
  • Browse the Lindisfarne Gospels: one of the most beautiful books ever made.

 

DUE FRIDAY: 300-word paper on Old English philology.

Notes: Here is a 3-D model of a fifth-century Anglo-Saxon cremation urn with the earlierst known Old English. It is inscribed on the urn in Runes. A good history of Anglo-Saxon England is P. H. Sawyer, From Roman Britain to Norman England [Free through UMass]

Here is a brief article on the origin myth of the Merovingians, who preceded the Carolingians as kings of Frankia (France).

 

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Academic Schedule

LINKS.

UMass Library
Google Books
Search Anglo-Saxon Poetry
Old English Newsletter Bib
Anglo-Saxon Bibliography

Germanic Lexicon Project
Bosworth-Toller (partial)
The Labyrinth
Medieval Sourcebook
Norse Saga Net
Anglo-Saxon Charters
Siever's Heliand
Bible (Douay-Rheims)
Dum├ęzil, Norse Gods
Klaeber, Beowulf

Manuscripts of St. Gall

ISAS
Old English at UVa
Viking Ship Museum

 

Warning! Jingoistic anti-Roman revisionism, but nevertheless informative:

VIDEO: The Ancient Celts
VIDEO: The Goths
VIDEO: The Barbarian Tribes