By Andy Orchard

ISBN-10: 0859917665

ISBN-13: 9780859917667

Беовульф – наиболее известное и наиболее изученное литературное произведение, дошедшее от времен англосаксонской Англии, и современному читателю приходится сталкиваться с большим числом и разнообразием интерпретаций таких основных вопросов, как датировка, источник и значение поэмы. В этой книге автор разбирает все эти проблемы, учитывая и предыдущие исследования, а также предлагая новые перспективы. После начального введения в проблему, внимание уделено, в основном, таким вопросам как контекст рукописи и подход к датировке поэмы, затем следует развернутое обсуждение специфического стиля и структуры этого, одного из наиболее выдающихся произведений эпоса германских народов.. Фон поэмы рассматривается не только относительно исторического и легендарного материала, но также и в мифологическом контексте. В заключительной главе описывается диапазон критических подходов, применявшихся к поэме в прошлом, а также намечаются отправные точки для будущего изучения.Образцы сканов:

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199, line 2; see further Clemoes, ‘Style as a Criterion for Dating the Composition of Beowulf’, pp. 180–1. 74 See above, p. 21, n. 28, and below, pp. 33 and 157–8. vp 14 October 2002 15:20:21 Color profile: Generic CMYK printer profile Composite Default screen Manuscript and Text 31 getimbred. Wæs seo burh mid þy hreode & treowcynne þe on þære ea ofre weox & we ær biwriton & sægdon asett & geworht. Ða gesawon we in þære byrig & ongeaton Indisce men fea healf nacode eardigende. Ða hie þa us gesawon hie selfe sona in heora husum deagollice hie miþan ða wilnade ic þara monna onsyne to geseonne, þæt hie us fersc wæter & swete getæhton.

For examples of scribe A’s hand, see Plates 1–5 above; for scribe B, Plate 6. , p. 55; Ker, Catalogue, p. 281 (no. 216). 18 Dumville, ‘Beowulf Come Lately’, p. 63. 19 See in particular Kiernan, ‘Beowulf’ and the ‘Beowulf’-Manuscript, esp. pp. 13–63; Kiernan, ‘The Eleventh-Century Origin of Beowulf’. xv – a Supplementary Description’; Gerritsen, ‘Have with You to Lexington! The Beowulf Manuscript and Beowulf’; Clement, ‘Codicological Consideration in the Beowulf Manuscript’; Fulk, ‘Dating Beowulf to the Viking Age’; Fulk, History of Old English Meter, pp.

129r (Beowulf, lines 1–21). vp 14 October 2002 15:19:56 Color profile: Generic CMYK printer profile Composite Default screen 14 A Critical Companion to ‘Beowulf’ Plate 2: The Beowulf-manuscript, fol. 95r (Wonders, sections 13–15). vp 14 October 2002 15:19:59 Color profile: Generic CMYK printer profile Composite Default screen Manuscript and Text 15 Plate 3: The Beowulf-manuscript, fol. 95v (Wonders, sections 15–16). vp 14 October 2002 15:20:01 Color profile: Generic CMYK printer profile Composite Default screen 16 A Critical Companion to ‘Beowulf’ Plate 4: The Beowulf-manuscript, fol.

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