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Authors and Their Works Era: Anglo-Saxon Literature Author Biographical Info Work Work Description St. Bede English Benedictine monk and scholar; introduced to historical writing the system of dating events from the birth of Jesus Christ “Ecclesiastical History of the English People” a history of England from the Roman occupation to 731; major theme is bringing England out of barbarism; contained stories like… o “Conversion of King Edwin” – tells the tale of the English king Edwin, who was converted to Christianity
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Unformatted text preview: by the Roman missionary Paulinus o “The Story of Caedmon” – describes how the historical figure Caedmon received his gift of singing (scop); believed to have gotten his talent from God Unknow n--“A Wife’s Lament” – one of the poems in the Exeter Book o tells a lot about the role of women in Anglo-Saxon culture: submissive to husbands; very dependent; often times unfulfilled o uses innovative forms: metaphor; kennings; symbolism; good use of mood...
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