Old English Psalms

ISBN: 9780674504752 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2016 Editură: Harvard University Press Colecție: Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library Tip copertă: Hardcover Număr pagini: 752 Stoc: La comandă

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The Latin psalms figured prominently in the lives of the Anglo-Saxons, whether sung in the Divine Office by clerics, studied as a textbook for language learning by students, or recited in private devotion by lay people. They were also translated into Old English, first in prose and later in verse. Sometime in the middle of the eleventh century, the prose and verse translations were brought together and organized in a complementary sequence in a manuscript now known as the Paris Psalter. The prose version, traditionally attributed to King Alfred (d. 899), combines literal translation with interpretative clarification. In contrast, the anonymous Old English verse translation composed during the tenth century approaches the psalms in a spirit of prayer and devotion. Despite their differences, both reflect earnest attempts to capture the literal meaning of the psalms.

The complete text of all 150 prose and verse psalms is available here in contemporary English for the first time. With this translation readers encounter the beginnings and the continuation of a long tradition of psalm renderings in English.

Limba
Engleza
Data Publicarii
2016
Editura
Harvard University Press
Inaltime
21
Latime
14.5
Grosime
4.4
Tip Coperta
Hardcover
Nr Pag
752
Colectie
Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library
Traducatori
Patrick P. O’Neill
Bic
DC, HBLC1, HRC
Greutate
868
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