Old English literature (also known as Anglo-Saxon literature) refers to prose and poetry written by English authors up to the year 1100. This body of writing includes both works in Old English and works in Latin.
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Alphabetical Index to Old English Poetry
An alphabetized list of links to the complete texts of all Anglo-Saxon poems.
Enables you to search for Latin authors extant in Anglo-Saxon manuscripts. You can search by author, by title, or by author and title.
Contains sound recordings of most Old English poems and selected prose works. By Michael Drout.
Anglo-Saxon section of the Internet Medieval Sourcebook. Includes modern English translations of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Latin texts.
A history of Anglo-Saxon England by Grant Allen. Project Gutenberg eBook.
Catholic Encyclopedia article on the role of the Church in Anglo-Saxon life. Covers the Anglo-Saxon occupation of Britain, the conversion of the Anglo-Saxons, papal authority, ecclesiastical organization and observances, missions, and the religious basis of Anglo-Saxon art and literature.
Anglo-Saxon section of the NetSERF medieval site. Includes subsections on Anglo-Saxon civlization, art, archaeology, laws, and chronicles.
A history and study of Old English literature by John Earle, Rawlinson Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University. Project Gutenberg eBook.
Article on Old English literature from the Columbia Encyclopedia.
Anglo-Saxon Narrative Poetry Project
Provides modern English translations of Old English poems. Work in progress. Ultimate goal is to translate all Old English poems. Site already contains more translated poems than any other Old English site.
Brief History of Anglo-Saxon England
A short survey of Anglo-Saxon history by Ben Levick and Andrew Nicholson. Includes illustrations.
Cambridge History of English and American Literature: Old English Period
Volume 1, Chapters 1-7. Covers every aspect of Old English literature, including discussions of important poems and prose works and accounts of individual authors. Includes search engine.
Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry
Contains the complete texts of all Anglo-Saxon poems. At the Internet Sacred Text Archive.
Historical society's site covers various aspects of Anglo-Saxon studies. The online community area provides discussion forums, news, announcements, articles, and book reviews. Other pages include sound recordings of Old English poetry, a bibliography, an excerpt from an Old English course, and studies of the Anglo-Saxon calendar, ornithology, and runes.
Aims to identify all written sources which were incorporated, quoted, translated or adapted anywhere in English or Latin texts written by Anglo-Saxon authors. Database includes search engine.
Glossed Texts at University of Calgary
Includes a number of Old English texts, each with with a glossary. Text and glossary appear in different frames. Each word of text is hot-linked to a corresponding glossary entry. Site also provides links to electronic editions of other poems and prose.
Glossed texts in Old English Aerobics.
An anthology of Old English poems and prose. Each word in each Old English text is linked to a Modern English definition. A free registration step is required. You must enter a user name and password to access most of the glossed texts.
Glossed Texts in the Old English Reader
Includes several Old English texts. Each word in each text is hot-linked to a corresponding Modern English definition.
Heroic Age: Anglo-Saxon Links
Index to Anglo-Saxon studies. Provides extensive links to Anglo-Saxon biblical materials, Anglo-Saxon Christianity, archaeology, art, bibliographies, journals, Old English language, literary texts, translations, and manuscripts. Site also provides links to other early medieval categories and displays current and back issues of "The Heroic Age" online journal.
In Parentheses Old English Series
Includes modern English translations of several Old English poems and selected prose works.
International Society of Anglo-Saxonists
Home page of ISAS, the organization of record for the field of Anglo-Saxon Studies.
Labyrinth: Old English
An annotated list of links to electronic texts and to online resources for Anglo-Saxon studies.
Lightspill Poetry: from the Old English
Jonathan Glenn's modern English translations of selected Old English poems.
Anthology of Old English poems in modern English translations.
The Old English Newsletter. Includes news, notices of publications, reports, and essays from the current issue and back issues. Also provides links to Internet sites for Anglo-Saxon studies.
Offers news related to Old English, a dictionary, and an annotated list of links to Old English texts, translations, and online resources.
Old English Facebook Page
A place to chat about Anglo-Saxon topics and view materials supplied by other users. You must log in with your Facebook password in order to access this page.
Old English Films
Filmed versions of Old English texts and Anglo-Saxon topics.
Old English Graphotactics
A site dedicated to editions of Old English texts that include the graphotactics of original manuscripts and to studies of these texts. Graphotactics concerns the incidence and measure of spacings between strings of written symbols of a text. In such texts both the graphic symbols and the spacings carry linguistic information. Work in progress.
Old English Literature: a Hypertext Course Pack
Provides hypertext editions of selected poems and prose works. Apparatus includes primary texts with running glossary and notes, modern English translations, background information, images, electronic resources, and reading lists.
Old English Poems
James Garnett's modern English translations of selected poems.
Old English Poems Translated Into The Original Meter Together With Short Selections From Old English Prose
Modern English renditions by Cosette Faust Newton and Stith Thompson: e-text in various formats at Project Gutenberg.
Old English Resources
Carl Berkhout's site at the University of Arizona provides images of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts, a record of Anglo-Saxon scholars and scholarship past and present, and links to other Old English sites.
Online Corpus of Old English Poetry
Includes texts of all Old English poems. When the project is complete, each text will include a word-for-word glossary and textual notes.
Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England (PASE)
A searchable database of all recorded people who lived during the Anglo-Saxon period. The database supplies personal information about each historical person. In addition to searching by person, one can search by several other indexes such as sources, events, and relationships.
Readings of Old English Texts
Sound recordings of selected texts. Includes videos, Old English texts, and modern English translations.
Readings of Old English Texts
Sound recordings of selected prose and poetry. Includes Old English texts and modern English translations.
Sound Recordings of Old English Texts
Sound recordings of passages from Old English prose and poetry. Each recording is accompanied by the Old English text.
Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture (SASLC)
Contains entries for all authors known to the Anglo-Saxons. Each entry describes the author's life, works, and influence on Anglo-Saxon writers.
Supplemental Texts at heorot.dk
Benjamin Slade's Beowulf site provides texts and translations of several Old English poems and prose works.
Timeline of Anglo Saxon England
Summarizes historical events in the Anglo-Saxon period in chronological order.
Home page of Teachers of Old English in Britain and Ireland. Contains notices of events, book reviews, a newsletter, and other items.
Uncovering Old English Texts
Online translations by undergraduates at Baldwin-Wallace University. Each translation is accompanied by a preface that gives background information about the poem or prose work being translated.
Voice of the Shuttle
Provides extensive resources for the study of Old English and Middle English literature.
Collection of freely reusable resources for learning and teaching Anglo-Saxon literature, language, history, archaeology, and other facets of the Anglo-Saxon period. Includes photographs, films, texts, presentations, databases, and course material. At Oxford University.
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