Volume 1: The Medieval Period, Third Edition



Publication Date: December 08, 2014
7.75 x 9.25 • paper • 900pp
ISBN: 9781554812028 / 155481202X

US & CDN $59.95



For the third edition of this volume a number of changes have been made. The Old English material has been substantially revised and expanded, including new translations by Roy Liuzza of “Deor,” “Wulf and Eadwacer,” and “The Battle of Brunanburh.” A selection from Adrienne Williams Boyarin’s new translation of “The Miracles of the Virgin” will be included, along with Sian Echard’s translation of selections from Y Gododdin. Matthieu Boyd’s translation of the first two branches of the Mabinogi is also new to this edition, together with several Early Irish lyrics.

The “Love and Marriage” Contexts section has been expanded to include additional material by Christine de Pizan and excerpts from Holy Maidenhood, and the “Religious and Spiritual Life” Contexts section now includes excerpts from Wycliffite writings. The selection of material by Sir Thomas Malory has also been substantially revised and expanded. In addition, the online component of the anthology includes several new selections, including “The Gifts of Men,” “The Fortunes of Men,” “The Feast of Bricriu,” material by Robert Henryson, and a broader selection of medieval drama.

Two of the general editors have volume 1 as their particular focus. Roy Liuzza is Cameron Professor of Old English at the University of Toronto; Claire Waters is an associate professor in the English Department at the University of California, Davis.

View a sample section from Volume 1: The Medieval Period:



Texts and Contexts: A Chronological Chart