1st Edition

The Poems of MS Junius 11 Basic Readings

Edited By R. M. Liuzza Copyright 2002
    350 Pages 2 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Taken from the same manuscript as Cynewulf, the Junius 11 poems-Genesis, Exodus, Daniel, and Christ and Satan-comprise a series of redacted Old English works that have been traditionally presented as the work of Bede's Caedmon. Medieval scholars have concluded that the four poems were composed by more than one author and later edited by Junius in 1655. All of the poems are notable for their Christian content. Apart from its focus on the Junius 11 manuscript, this collection of essays is also important as a study of how to read, edit, and define any medieval literary text.

    Chapter 1 Confronting Germania Latina, Joyce Hill; Chapter 2 The Old English Epic of Redemption, J. R. Hall; Chapter 3 “The Old English Epic of Redemption”, J. R. Hall; Chapter 4 Some Uses of Paronomasia in Old English Scriptural Verse, Roberta Frank; Chapter 5 Tempter as Rhetoric Teacher, Eric Jager; Chapter 6 Conspicuous Heroism, Andrew Orchard; Chapter 7 Christian Tradition in the Old English Exodus, James W Earl; Chapter 8 The Patriarchal Digression in the Old English Exodus, Lines 362-446, Stanley R. Hauer; Chapter 9 The Lion Standard in Exodus, Charles D. Wright; Chapter 10 The Structure of the Old English Daniel, Robert T. Farrell; Chapter 11 Style and Theme in the Old English Daniel, Earl R. Anderson; Chapter 12 Nebuchadnezzar’s Dreams in the Old English Daniel, Antonina Harbus; Chapter 13 The Power of Knowledge and the Location of the Reader in Christ and Satan, Ruth Wehlau; Chapter 14 The Wisdom Poem at the End of MS Junius 11, Janet Schrunk Ericksen;


    R. M. Liuzza