The Resource The Old English history of the world : an Anglo-Saxon rewriting of Orosius, edited and translated by Malcolm R. Godden

The Old English history of the world : an Anglo-Saxon rewriting of Orosius, edited and translated by Malcolm R. Godden

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The Old English history of the world : an Anglo-Saxon rewriting of Orosius
Title
The Old English history of the world
Title remainder
an Anglo-Saxon rewriting of Orosius
Statement of responsibility
edited and translated by Malcolm R. Godden
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  • eng
  • ang
  • ang
  • eng
Summary
"The 'Old English History of the World' is a translation and adaptation of the Latin history known as the 'Seven Books of History against the Pagans,' written by the Spanish cleric Paulus Orosius at the prompting of Saint Augustine after the sack of Rome in 410. To counter the pagan and republican narratives of Livy and other classical historians, Orosius created an account of the ancient world from a Christian and imperial viewpoint. His work was immensely popular throughout Europe in succeeding centuries, down to the end of the Middle Ages. Around the year 900, an Old English version was produced by an anonymous writer, possibly encouraged or inspired by King Alfred. The translator actively transformed Orosius's narrative: cutting extraneous detail, adding explanations and dramatic speeches, and supplying a long section on the geography of the Germanic world. This volume offers a new edition and modern translation of an Anglo-Saxon perspective on the ancient world."--
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Orosius, Paulus
Dewey number
930
Index
index present
Language note
Text in Old English with English translation on facing pages; introduction and notes in English
LC call number
D 17 .O6813 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Godden, Malcolm
  • Orosius, Paulus
  • Orosius, Paulus
Series statement
Dumbarton Oaks medieval library
Series volume
44
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  • Orosius, Paulus
  • Orosius, Paulus
  • World history
  • History, Ancient
  • Apologetics
  • English language
  • Church history
  • Apologetics
  • Church history
  • History, Ancient
  • World history
Label
The Old English history of the world : an Anglo-Saxon rewriting of Orosius, edited and translated by Malcolm R. Godden
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxi, 472 pages
Isbn
9780674971066
Lccn
2016011702
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945571284
  • (OCoLC)ocn945571284
Label
The Old English history of the world : an Anglo-Saxon rewriting of Orosius, edited and translated by Malcolm R. Godden
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxi, 472 pages
Isbn
9780674971066
Lccn
2016011702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945571284
  • (OCoLC)ocn945571284

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