This book is the first volume in a collective edition, the plan of which includes all the surviving records of Anglo-Saxon poetry. The main body of Anglo-Saxon poetry as it has come down to us is contained in four important miscellany manuscripts, the Junius Manuscript, the Vercelli Book, the Exeter Book, and the Beowulf Manuscript, each of which will constitute a separate volume in this edition. The remaining minor and more or less scattered examples of Anglo-Saxon poetry will be grouped together, in a volume of volumes of their own.
Table of Contents
CONTENTS 1. Preface 2. Introduction 3. Bibliography TEXTS 1. Genesis 2. Exodus 3. Daniel 4. Christ and Satan NOTES 1. On Genesis 2. On Exodus 3. On Daniel 4. On Christ and Satan
George Philip Krapp was a scholar of English. In 1897 Krapp joined the faculty of Columbia University, becoming professor of English at Cincinnati before gaining the same title at Columbia. His most famous achievement is conceiving and in large part undertaking the Anglo-Saxon Poetic Records edition.