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Free editions of major Old English prose texts



Find here a collection of free, downloadable Old English text editions and translations. Ælfric's Catholic Homilies, The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Biblical Translations, Bede, Orosius, Apollonius and many other texts.
At the moment, this directory lists 16 text editions for 10 major prose texts.


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The Letter of Alexander to Aristotle

Orchard, Andy (2003) Pride and Prodigies: Studies in the Monsters of the Beowulf-manuscript. University of Toronto Press: University of Toronto Press. Text on pp. 204-253.
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Stevick, Robert D. (2004) Alexander's Letter to Aristotle: including spacing between letter-strings. (private homepage).
(Full access provided by Old English Graphotactics)


Æ

Ælfric's 'De Temporibus Anni'

Reum, Friedrich A. (1887) De Temporibus: Ein echtes Werk des Abtes Aelfric. Halle: Ehrhardt Karras.
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B

The Old English Translation of Bede's 'Ecclesiastical History of the English People'

Miller, Thomas (1890) The Old English version of Bede's Ecclesiastical history of the English people. EETS o.s. 95, 96, 110, 111. Vol. 1. London: Trübner & Co.
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Miller, Thomas (1890) The Old English version of Bede's Ecclesiastical history of the English people. EETS o.s. 95, 96, 110, 111. Vol. 2. London: Trübner & Co.
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Boethius' De Consolatione Philosophiae

Cardale, Joesph S. (1829) King Alfred's Anglo-Saxon Version Of Boethius De Consolatione Philosophiae: With An English Translation, And Notes. London: William Pickering.
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Irvine, Susan, & Godden, Malcolm R. (2012) The Old English Boethius: With Verse Prologues and Epilogues Associated with King Alfred. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
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Sedgefield, Walter J. (1899) King Alfred's Old English version of Boethius De consolatione philosophiae. London: Clarendon.
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C

The Life of Saint Chad

Napier, Arthur S. (1888) 'Ein Altenglisches Leben des Heiligen Chad.' Anglia 10, 131–156.
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The Old English Translation of Gregory's 'Cura Pastoralis'

Sweet, Henry (1871) King Alfred's West-Saxon Version of Gregory's Pastoral Care. London: Trübner & Co..
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The Old English Martyrology

Herzfeld, Georg (1900) An Old English Martyrology: reedited from manuscripts in the libraries of the British Museum and of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. EETS o.s. 116, 118. London: Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.
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Rauer, Christine (2013) The Old English Martyrology: Edition, Translation and Commentary. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer.
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Marvels of the East

Orchard, Andy (2003) Pride and Prodigies: Studies in the Monsters of the Beowulf-manuscript. University of Toronto Press: University of Toronto Press. Text on pp. 175-203.
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W

The West-Saxon Gospels

Hardwick, Charles (1858) The Gospel according to Saint Matthew: In Anglo-Saxon and Northumbrian Versions, synoptically arranged: With collations of the best manuscripts. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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Wulfstan's Homilies

Lionarons, Joyce T. (2000) Wulfstan's five eschatological homilies as an online edition. (private homepage).
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