Battle of Maldon
Text and Translation
Translated and edited by Bill Griffiths
The Battle of Maldon was fought between
the Englishmen of Essex and Danes in AD 991. The action was captured
in an Anglo-Saxon poem whose vividness and heroic spirit has fascinated
readers and scholars for generations. The Battle of Maldon includes
the source text; edited text; parallel literal translation; verse
translation; notes on pronunciation; review of 103 books and articles.
This new edition includes notes on Old English verse.
* The edited Old English text and parallel literal Modern English
translation is intended to be of help to those learning Old English.
Text and Translation
Translated by John Porter
The verse in which the story unfolds is,
by common consent, the finest writing surviving in Old English,
a text that all students of the language and many general readers
will want to tackle in the original form. To aid understanding
of the Old English, a literal word-by-word translation is printed
opposite the edited Old English text and provides a practical
key to this Anglo-Saxon masterpiece.
£6·95 A5 192 pages
The English Warrior from
earliest times till 1066
Anglo-Saxon warriors, weapons and warfare
This important work is not intended to be
a bald listing of the battles and campaigns from the Anglo-Saxon
Chronicle and other sources, but rather it is an attempt to get
below the surface of Anglo-Saxon warriorhood and to investigate
the rites, social attitudes, mentality and mythology of the warfare
of those times.
"An under-the-skin study of the role, rights, duties,
psyche and rituals of the Anglo-Saxon warrior. The author combines
original translations from Norse and Old English primary sources
with archaeological and linguistic evidence for an in-depth look
at the warrior, his weapons, tactics and logistics. A very refreshing,
innovative and well-written piece of scholarship that illuminates
a neglected period of English history."
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Appendices offer original translations of the three principal
Old English military poems, the battles of Maldon, Finnsburh and
Not available - Out of Print - revised edition
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