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The Ancient And Early Medieval Book (Module)

Module description

This module introduces you to the study of classical and biblical texts in Anglo-Saxon England and to the response of native writers to that tradition. The great cultural inheritance of the Roman world, in its pagan and later Christian forms, enraptured but also entrapped those, like the English, who neither spoke Latin nor used the Latin alphabet. Attempts to negotiate this gulf are exemplified in the early scholarship of the English, who went through stages of emulation, mediation, and finally translation in order to master and to own the Roman inheritance.


Staff information

Not applicable

Teaching pattern

1 x two-hour seminar weekly

Module assessment - more information


Key information

Module code 5ABA0003

Credit level 5

Assessment coursework

Credit value 15

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module Yes