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Title: Anglo-Saxon Chronicle


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Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Beowulf
  • Karl Kangur

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ANGLO-Saxon Chronicle
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Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
  • A collection of annals
  • Summarizes the history of the Anglo-Saxons.
  • Written in Old English
  • Created late in 9th century (during the reign of
    Alfred the Great)

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Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
  • Nine manuscrips have survived
  • The oldest was started at the end of Alfreds
    reign
  • The most recent was written at Peterbourough
    Abbey (a monastery) in 1116
  • Oldes annals are dated at 60BC

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Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
  • Most important historical source for that period
    in England
  • Manuscripts are also important sources for the
    history of the English language.

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BEOWULF
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Beowulf
  • The oldest surviving epic poem in the English
    language.
  • The earliest piece of
  • European literature.
  • Written in Old English
  • Originally untitled

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Beowulf
  • May have been composed as an elegy for a king who
    died in the 7th century.
  • Written down between the 8th and the 11th
    century.
  • The original author is unknown.

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Beowulf
  • Story Beowulf (a prince of Geats) goes to
    Denmark to help King Hrothgar get rid ofa
    terrible monster Grendel.
  • Many books, theater plays, and movies have been
    made of the story.

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Thank youKarl Kangur
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