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Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic Tripos, 2002: Specified subjects and set texts

The Faculty Board of English give notice of the following specified subjects and set texts for the Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic Tripos, 2002:

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Part I

Paper 4. Insular Latin language and literature (also serves as Paper 10 of Part I and Paper 16 of Part II of the English Tripos)

Adomnán, Vita S. Columbae i. 19-20, ii. 27, iii, 6-10; Ædiluulf, Carmen de abbatibus, lines 692-795; Ælfric, Colloquium, cc. 1-6; Ælfric Bata, Colloquium, cc. 1-3, 7; Æthilwald, Carmen de peregrinatione, lines 1-106; Alcuin, Carmina i. 1562-1657, xii, xvi-xvii, xxiii, xxxii, xl, lx; Epistulae x, lxv, lxvi; Aldhelm, Carmen rhythmicum, lines 1-114; Enigmata i, ii, iv, xi, xiii, xv, xvi, xviii-xix, liv, lxxxix, xcvii; Bede, De die iudicii; Historia ecclesiastica v. 12-14; Hymni ii, iii; Boniface, Carmen ad Nithardum; Enigmata de uirtutibus, v; Enigmata de uitiis iv-v; Epistulae xiii, xv, xxvii, xxix, xxx, cxliii; Byrhtferth, Vita S. Ecgwini i. 13; Columbanus, Epistula v; De raris fabulis, cc. 1-15; Eusebius, Enigmata i-iv, li-lvi; Goscelin, Liber confortatorius i [excerpta]; Hisperica Famina, A-text, lines 190-239; Hymni anonymi Hiberno-Latini [excerpta]; Lantfred, Translatio et miracula S. Swithuni c. 35; Liber monstrorum i. 1-30; Nauigatio S. Brendani cc. 4-6, 9-10, 12, 16-17, 23; Patricius, Confessio cc. 1-13, 32-5; Rhigyfarch, Vita S. Dauidis cc. 6-19; Stephen of Ripon, Vita S. Wilfridi cc. 25-7, 33; Tatwine, Enigmata i-vi, xvi, xxiv-xxv, xxvii-xxviii; Willibald, Hodoeporicon [excerpta]. Copies of all these texts will be available when the class meets.

Paper 5. Old English language and literature (also serves as Paper 15 of Part II of the English Tripos)

King Alfred's Preface to Cura Pastoralis; Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 755 (Cynewulf and Cyneheard): Old English Bede (The Story of Cædmon): Ælfric, Martyrdom of Alban; Ælfric, Sermones Catholici, I.15 (Easter Homily): Wulfstan, Sermo Lupi, and On False Gods; Byrhtferth's Enchiridion (The Sun); The Battle of Maldon; The Dream of the Rood; The Wife's Lament; The Wanderer; Genesis B, lines 338-441 (Satan's Challenge); Exodus, lines 447-564 (Destruction of the Egyptians); Maxims II; Five Riddles (Shield, Swan, Horn, Onion, Gospel-book); Wulf and Eadwacer; The Finnsburh Fragment; Beowulf, lines 1063-1159 (The Finn Episode), and lines 1492-1590 (Grendel's Mother). Copies of all these texts will be available when the class meets.

Paper 6. Old Norse language and literature (also serves as Paper 11 of Part I and Paper 17 of Part II of the English Tripos)

A selection from the following:

Auðunar þáttr: Þiðranda þáttr; Óttars þáttr svarta; Íslendingabók; Eiríks saga rauða; Sandhaugar episode from Grettis saga; Páls saga byskups: extracts from Gylfaginning; Vơoluspá; Guðrúnarkviða ơonnur; poetry attributed to Egill Skalla-Grímsson; Vellekla; poetry attributed to Eyvindr skáldaspillir including Hákonarmál; Eiríksmál. Copies of these texts will be available when the class meets.

Paper 7. Medieval Welsh language and literature (also serves as Paper 12 of Part I and Paper 18A of Part II of the English Tripos)

A selection from the following:

'Buchedd Beuno' (text to be provided in class); Pwyll Pendeuic Dyuet, ed. R. L. Thompson; Branwen Uerch Lyr, ed. D. S. Thomson; Cyfranc Lludd a Llefelys, ed. B. F. Roberts; 'Two Poems from the Book of Taliesin' (in I. Williams, The Beginnings of Welsh Poetry, ed. R. Bromwich, pp. 155-80); Armes Prydein, ed. I. Williams: 'Canu Urien' and 'Claf Abercuawg' (ed. J. Rowland, Early Welsh Saga Poetry, pp. 419-28 and 448-52): 'Preiddeu Annwn' (ed. M. Haycock. Studia Celtica, 18/19 (1983-84), 52-78), Gruffydd ab yr Ynad Coch. 'Marwnad Llywelyn ap Gruffydd' (text to be provided in class); Poems of the Cywyddwyr, ed. R. G. Rowlands, nos. 1 and 2.

Paper 8. Medieval Irish language and literature (also serves as Paper 19A of Part II of the English Tripos)

R. Thurneysen, Old Irish Reader, pp. 22-4 (nos. 1-8), 33-41; Scéla Mucce Meic Dathó (ed. R. Thurneysen); Fingal Rónáin, Esnada Tige Buchet and Orgain Denna Ríg (ed. D. Greene, Fingal Rónáin and Other Stories); Stories from the Táin (edd. J. Strachan & O. Bergin, 3rd ed.).

Part II

The Faculty Board of English give notice of the following specified subjects:

Paper 1. The Anglo-Saxon Chancery

Paper 2. The Coming of Christianity

Paper 3. Saints and their cults in Celtic lands (amended from Literacy amongst the Celtic-speaking peoples)

Paper 4. Adhelm of Malmesbury (amended from Saints' Lives)

Paper 5. Beowulf

Paper 12. The Norman Conquest of Britain.

The Faculty Board of English give notice of the following set texts:

Paper 6. Advanced medieval Scandinavian language and literature

A selection from the following:

Excerpt from Fagrskinna in Anthony Faulkes, ed., A New Introduction to Old Norse (London, 2000); Ágrip af Nóregskonungasögum, ed. Matthew Driscoll (London, 1995); Guta saga. The History of the Gotlanders, ed. Christine Peel (London, 1999); Hervarar saga, ed. Christopher Tolkien and Gabriel Turville-Petre (London, 1956); Eyrbyggja saga, ed. Forrest Scott (Copenhagen, 2001); Snorri Sturluson, Edda. Skáldskaparmál, ed. Anthony Faulkes (London, 1998); the poetry attributed to Egill Skalla-grímsson in Finnur Jónsson, ed., Den norsk-islandske skjaldedigtning A-B (Copenhagen, 1912-15).

Paper 7. Advanced medieval Welsh language and literature

Welsh

A selection from the following:

Culhwch and Olwen, edited by R. Bromwich and D. Simon Evans (Cardiff, 1992); Pedeir Keinc y Mabinogi, edited by Ifor Williams, 2nd impression (Cardiff, 1951); Owein, or Chwedyl Iarlles y Ffynnawn, edited by R. L. Thomson (Dublin 1968); Ystoria Taliesin, edited by P. K. Ford (Cardiff, 1992); Brut y Brenhinedd. Llanstephan MS 1 Version: Selections, edited by B. F. Roberts (Dublin 1971); Historia Grufud vab Kenan, edited by D. Simon Evans (Cardiff, 1977); The Welsh Life of St David, edited by D. Simon Evans (Cardiff, 1988); J. Strachan, An Introduction to Early Welsh (Manchester, 1909), pp. 208-24 ('The procedure in a suit for landed property' and ' The Privilege of St Teilo'); 'Araith Iolo Goch', in Yr Areithiau Pros, edited by D. G. Jones (Cardiff, 1934), pp. 12-17; Canu Aneirin, edited by Ifor Williams (Cardiff, 1938), stanzas 1-12A and 54-5 (lines 1-266 and 626-55); The Poems of Taliesin, ed. Ifor Williams, transl. J. E. C. Williams (Dublin 1968); 'The Juvencus Englynion', in Ifor Williams, The Beginnings of Welsh Poetry, edited by R. Bromwich (Cardiff, 1972; 2nd ed., 1980), chapter VII (pp. 89-121); Canu Llywarch Hen, edited by Ifor Williams (Cardiff, 1935), nos I and II (pp. 1-11); Llyfr Du Caerfyrddin, edited by A. O. H. Jarman (Cardiff, 1982), nos 8 ('Cyntefin ceinaf amser', pp. 15-16), 16 ('Afallennau Myrddin', pp. 26-8) and 30 ('Mechydd ap Llywarch', pp. 62-5); 'Kanu y Byt Bychan', in Blodeugerdd Barddas o Ganu Crefyddol Cynnar, edited by M. Haycock (Swansea, 1994), no. 7 (pp. 57-63); Meilyr Brydydd, 'Marwysgafn', in Gwaith Meilyr Brydydd a'i Ddisgynyddion, edited by J. E. Caerwyn Williams and others, Cyfres Beirdd y Tywysogion, I (Cardiff, 1994), no. 4 (pp. 98-106); Hywel ab Owain Gwynedd, 'Gorhoffedd', in Gwaith Llywelyn Fardd I ac Eraill o Feirdd Ddeuddegfed Ganrif, edited by K. A. Bramley and others, Cyfres Beirdd y Tywysogion, II (Cardiff, 1994), no. 6 (pp. 114-30); Cynddelw, 'Arwyrain Madog ap Maredudd', in Gwaith Cynddelw Brydydd Mawr, vol. I, edited by N. A. Jones and A. P. Owen, Cyfres Beirdd y Tywysogion, III (Cardiff, 1991), no. 1 (pp. 1-8); Galar y Beirdd. Poets' Grief, edited by D. Johnson (Cardiff, 1993); Dafydd ap Gwilym, A Selection of Poems, edited by Rachel Bromwich (Llandysul, 1982); Iolo Goch, Poems, edited by Dafydd Johnston (Llandysul, 1993).

Cornish and Breton

Henry Lewis, Llawlyfr Cernyweg Canol, 2nd ed. (Cardiff, 1946), or Handbuch des Mittelkornischen, German edition by Stefan Zimmer (Innsbruck, 1990); Henry Lewis and J. R. F. Piette, Llawlyfr Llydaweg Canol (Cardiff, 1966), or Handbuch des Mittelbretonischen, German edition by Wolgang Meid (Innsbruck, 1990).

Paper 8. Advanced medieval Irish language and literature

Fergus Kelly (ed. and trans.), Audacht Morainn (Dublin, 1976); James Carney (ed. and trans.), The Poems of Blathmac son of Cú Brettan together with the Irish Gospel of Thomas and a Poem on the Virgin Mary (Dublin, 1964); Donncha Ó hAodha (ed. and trans.), 'The Lament of the Caillech Bérri', in Sages, Saints and Storytellers: Celtic Studies in Honour of Professor James Carney, ed. Liam Breatnach et al. (Maynooth, 1989), pp. 308-31; Donncha Ó hAodha (ed. and trans.), Bethu Brigte (Dublin, 1978); John Carey (ed. and trans.), 'Scél Tuáin meic Chairill', Ériu, 35 (1984), pp. 93-112; Máire Bhreathnach (ed. and trans.), 'A new edition of Tochmarc Becfhola', Eriu, 35 (1984), pp. 59-91; Wolfgang Meid (ed.), Táin Bó Fraích (Dublin, 2nd ed., 1974); A. G. van Hamel (ed.), Immrama (Dublin, 1941); A. G. van Hamel (ed.), Compert Con Culainn and Other Stories (Dublin, 1933); Táin Bó Cúailnge Recension I, edited by Cecile O'Rahilly (Dublin, 1976), lines 399-456, 1289-1386; Táin Bó Cúalnge from the Book of Leinster (Dublin, 1967), edited by Cecile O'Rahilly, lines 739-813, 1565-1695; The Stowe version of Táin Bó Cúailnge, edited by Cecile O'Rahilly (Dublin, 1961), lines 764-844, 1609-1735; Myles Dillon (ed.), Stories from the Acallam (Dublin, 1970); R. T. Meyer (ed.), Merugud Uilix maic Leirtis (Dublin, 1958); Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha (ed. and trans.), 'An address to a student of law', in Sages, Saints and Storytellers: Celtic Studies in Honour of Professor James Carney, ed. Liam Breatnach et al. (Maynooth, 1989), pp. 159-77; Eleanor Knott (ed. and trans.), 'Filidh Éirionn go haointeach', Ériu, 5 (1911), pp. 50-69; Caoimhín Breatnach (ed. and trans.), Patronage, Politics and Prose: Ceasacht Inghine Guile, Sgéala Muice Meic Dhá Thó, Oidheadh Chuinn Chéadchathaigh (Maynooth, 1996); O. J. Bergin (ed.), Stories from Keating's History of Ireland (Dublin, 1930).


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