Hali Meithhad, Sawles Warde, and the continuity of English prose

Millett, Bella (1983) Hali Meithhad, Sawles Warde, and the continuity of English prose. In, Stanley, Eric Gerald and Gray, Douglas (eds.) Five Hundred Years of Words and Sounds: a Festschrift for Eric Dobson. Cambridge, UK, D.S. Brewer, 100-114.


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The article looks at two works of the early thirteenth-century Middle English 'Ancrene Wisse' Group, which have previously been studied mainly in relation to earlier English prose, and identifies borrowings not only of content but of style from twelfth-century Latin works, suggesting that although the Group 'draws on a tradition of prose-writing which can be traced back beyond the Conquest . . . some of its works at least look outwards as well as backwards for their models, and one of the formative influences on their style is the Latin prose of their own time.'

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 0859911403 (hardback)
9780859911405 (hardback)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > English
ePrint ID: 67607
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
January 1983Published
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2009
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:54
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/67607

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