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The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
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2,977 words

Beowulf is the most famous and most frequently translated poem in the Anglo-Saxon language (also called Old English); at 3,182

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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95 words

BL Cotton MS Vitellius A. XV., copied in the 10th century, contains the only surviving copy of the longest

Beowulf

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
368 words

The premier example of early Germanic literature, Beowulf is an anonymous OE poem of 3,182 alliterative verses composed in AS

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
84 words

Oldest English epic poem, dating from around the 8th century, and the most important surviving example of Anglo-Saxon verse. It

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
45 words
[Do] Anglo‐Saxon epic poem of the early 8th century ad or earlier, set among the Geats of Sweden. It is one of the longest and most complete examples of Anglo‐Saxon verse, ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006

a legendary Scandinavian hero whose exploits are celebrated in an eponymous Old English poem; in the first part, as a young warrior, he destroys the monster ...

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