Spanning almost seven centuries this anthology encapsulates the foundation and consolidation of literature written in English culminating in some of the finest works produced in English in the high Middle Ages New edition of this widely used anthology of Old and Middle English literature Now extended to include newly edited versions of Old English Wonders of the East of Poema Morale extracts from Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe Full translations are offered for the Old and earlier Middle English material along with marginal glosses for the later texts A general introduction gives an outline of key works and the historical context in which they are writtenSpanning almost seven centuries this anthology encapsulates the foundation and consolidation of literature written in English culminating in some of the finest works produced in English in the high Middle Ages New edition of this widely used anthology of Old and Middle English literature Now extended to include newly edited versions of Old English Wonders of the East of Poema Morale extracts from Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe Full translations are offered for the Old and earlier Middle English material along with marginal glosses for the later texts A general introduction gives an outline of key works and the historical context in which they are writtenSpanning almost seven centuries this anthology encapsulates the foundation and consolidation of literature written in English culminating in some of the finest works produced in English in the high Middle Ages New edition of this widely used anthology of Old and Middle English literature Now extended to include newly edited versions of Old English Wonders of the East of Poema Morale extracts from Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe Full translations are offered for the Old and earlier Middle English material along with marginal glosses for the later texts A general introduction gives an outline of key works and the historical context in which they are written