Studies in the history of Old English literature. by Kenneth Sisam

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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .

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Subjects:

  • English literature -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- History and criticism,
  • Civilization, Anglo-Saxon, in literature,
  • Anglo-Saxons -- Intellectual life

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LC ClassificationsPR181 .S5
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Paginationvi, 314 p.
Number of Pages314
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6130617M
LC Control Number53001429

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He is the co-editor (with Geoffrey Russom) of Studies in the History of the English Language III—Managing Chaos: Strategies for Identifying Change in English () and is a contributor to The Year’s Work in Old English Studies.

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