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Uniform Title Heliand. Selections.
Title Hêliand : text and commentary / edited by James E. Cathey
Edition 1st ed
Published Morgantown : West Virginia University Press, 2002

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 360 pages)
Series Medieval European studies ; 2
Medieval European studies ; 2.
Contents This Historical Setting of the Heliand -- The Saxons -- The Early Missions -- The Arian and Moslem Threats -- The English Mission -- Charlemagne and Europe -- Charlemagne and the Saxons -- Consolidation of Power -- Semantic Hurdles to the Task of Conversion -- The Work -- Heliand Verse -- The Dating of the Heliand and the Prefatio -- The Manuscripts -- The Fitten -- A Comparison of the 'M' vs. 'C' Manuscripts -- Excerpts from the text of the Heliand -- Introduction -- Elizabeth's Child -- The Birth of John -- Mary's Child -- The Birth of Jesus -- Signs of Jesus' Birth -- Jesus in the Temple -- The Three Wise Men -- Herod's Threat -- The Flight to Egypt -- John the Baptist -- The Baptism of Christ
Summary Annotation James E. Cathey'sHêliand: Text and Commentaryis a simply unique, wonderfully encompassing, and helpful text, and nothing quite like it exists anywhere in the world. The commentary portion of the book consists of an interweaving of interpretation and philological consideration. This work presents the reader with explanatory commentary that encompasses both the scientific and the poetic and treats them both with equal felicity. The volume also contains something that is exceptionally valuable and cannot be found in English: a compact and serviceable grammar of Old Saxon and an appended glossary that defines all of the vocabulary found in this edited version of the Hêliand
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-262)
Notes Introduction and commentary in English; excerpts from the text of the Hêliand in Old Saxon
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Subject Heliand
Old Saxon language -- Texts
Old Saxon language -- Grammar
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- German.
Old Saxon language.
Old Saxon language -- Grammar.
Kommentar
Heliand (anoniem)
Evangelie.
Oudsaksisch.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Texts.
Form Electronic book
Author Cathey, James E.
ISBN 9781933202822
1933202823
0937058645
9780937058640