Exodus - Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies (Paperback)
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Exodus - Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies (Paperback)

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Exodus is an exceptional Old English poem, written at a time when in the age of Bede Northern England held the intellectual leadership of Europe. It offers a vernacular gateway to the study of early medieval christian poetry. Focussing in dramatic fashion on the crossing of the Red Sea enabling the Israelites to escape captivity in Egypt the poem is stylistically outstanding, showing a use of metaphor and fusion of disparate concepts (such as abstract and concrete, literal and allegorical) unparalleled in Old English poetry. The exodus, the greatest of Old Testament events, is interpreted both within the historical perspective of other Old Testament events (the Deluge and the Offering of Isaac) and within the allegorical perspective of the exodus to the Promised Land seen as the christian's journey through life to the ultimate heavenly home.

This book, now in its third edition, aims to make the poem more accessible, and better understood and appreciated than hitherto. A number of changes to the Introduction, Commentary and Glossary, as well as a new Select Bibliography, help to bring the apparatus up to date and draw attention to the many fine contributions to the poem made by other scholars.


Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 9781789621464
Number of pages: 232
Dimensions: 190 x 128 mm
Edition: 3rd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Displays a wealth of scholarship.'
Michael Swanton, Times Educational Supplement 25 Nov 1977


'Many first-rate contributions to the study of the poem.'
Robert T. Farrell, Review of English Studies 29 (1978)
'A fine piece of work.'
J.R. Hall, Year's Work in Old English Studies - 1977 in Old English Newsletter 12 (1978)
'It is not too large a claim to say that ultimately . . . English poetic criticism and appreciation as a whole will benefit from Dr Lucas's careful and scholarly work.'
D.G. Scragg in Critical Quartely 20 (1978)
'In many respects exemplary as an edition of an Old English poem.'
D. Jost in Speculum 54 (1979)

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