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Stanley, Eric Gerald

Overview
Works: 72 works in 318 publications in 6 languages and 4,881 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Eric Gerald Stanley
The owl and the nightingale by Nicholas de Guildford( Book )

8 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in English and English, Middle and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagining the Anglo-Saxon past by Eric Gerald Stanley( )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.G. Stanley has an international reputation as a leading Anglo-Saxonist, and his perceptive and original contributions to the field continue to be sought after by Anglo-Saxon scholars. The two topics included in this book are just such studies. 'The Search for Anglo-Saxon Paganism' traces an attitude among writers on Anglo-Saxon literature which exalts whatever is primitive and supposedly pagan or crypto-pagan in the surviving Old English texts of the early Christian middle ages, as demonstrated in the work of such luminaries as Jacob Grimm and J.R.R. Tolkien, as well as a swarm of minor figures. Students of Old English literature will find some of their cherished views on individual texts challenged in the process of tracing them to their foundations; but the book has wider implications as a case-history of how scholarly predilection becomes prejudice and orthodoxy. Although written some years ago, the arguments, with some updates and corrections, remain fresh and invigorating. The second part of the book deals with the search for trial by jury among the Anglo-Saxons. Its beginnings have been sought by some in Germanic legal institutions, by others in institutions brought in by King Alfred to whom much that is great and good in the governance of England was ascribed. The author argues that the idealism that characterized advocates of political and legal reform guided them to a few facts about the origin of jury and to many simplifications and errors in which the Anglo-Saxons appeared as shining forerunners. E.G. STANLEY is Professor Emeritus of Anglo-Saxon, University of Oxford
Continuations and beginnings: studies in Old English literature by Eric Gerald Stanley( Book )

23 editions published between 1956 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middle English studies : presented to Norman Davis in honour of his seventieth birthday by Douglas Gray( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search for Anglo-Saxon paganism by Eric Gerald Stanley( Book )

14 editions published between 1964 and 1977 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Anglo-Saxon to early middle English : studies presented to E.G. Stanley( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Anglo-Saxon to Early Middle English brings together eleven papers on aspects of English language and literature from the eighth to the thirteenth century, written in honour of E.G. Stanley, the recently retired Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at the University of Oxford. The papers, written by eminent scholars from Britain, North America, and Germany, reflect the range of E.G. Stanley's work, examining philology, metre, and literary style. However, the focus of the volume is on the period of rapid change from late Anglo-Saxon to early medieval England, and the contributors consider in detail the ways in which both language and literary forms developed during this time. The volume contains a comprehensive Bibliography of E.G. Stanley's publications, together with an account of his distinguished career
In the foreground : Beowulf by Eric Gerald Stanley( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor E.G. Stanley is internationally famous amongst scholars of Old and Middle English for his formidable learning, incisive style and often sceptical views. The present book is an unusual, controversial and very learned attack on many past and present opinions held by scholars and critics about Old English poetry. He emphasises the limitations of our knowledge and of all readers' historical conditioning and expectations. He writes without jargon and with a crisp wit. Eric Stanley's concise survey of Beowulf scholarship and criticism is illuminating and appropriately humbling for all critics and scholars of any period; his detailed technical comments on metres and poetic diction lead to a new understanding; in particular his section on the centrality of Christian prayer, praise and thanksgiving in Old English poetry, especially Beowulf, will bring about a significant shift in the general understanding of the poem. To the end, Professor Stanley characteristically emphasises how vital are accuracy and doubt to scholarship and criticism. He exemplifies both in abundance in a book that can be read through and also frequently turned to as a reference book. This is a book that no scholar or critic of Old English poetry can afford to ignore
Five hundred years of words and sounds : a Festschrift for Eric Dobson( Book )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in English language & literature : "doubt wisely" : papers in honour of E.G. Stanley by M. J Toswell( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of twenty-nine papers is in honour of E. G. Stanley, Rawlinson and Bosworth Emeritus Professor of Anglo-Saxon at the University of Oxford and Emeritus Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford. Written by scholars he has supervised, examined, or otherwise served as mentor for within the last twenty years, the contributions illustrate the advantages of following John Donne's axiom to 'doubt wisely'. Professor Stanley's own published work has shown the utility of wise scepticism as a critical stance; these papers presented to him apply similar approaches to a wide variety of texts, most of them in the field of Old or Middle English literature. The primary focus of the collection is on the close reading of words in their immediate context, which commonly entails a reconsideration of accepted assumptions. Consequently, new links are created here among the disciplines in medieval studies, based on various combinations of these scholarly applications
A collection of papers with emphasis on Old English literature by Eric Gerald Stanley( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words : for Robert Burchfield's sixty-fifth birthday( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British Academy papers on Anglo-Saxon England by British Academy( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Durham ritual : a southern English collectar of the tenth century with Northumbrian additions : Durham Cathedral Library A. IV. 19 by Catholic Church( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and Latin and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Angelsächsische Rechtspflege : und wie man sie später aufgefasst hat : vorgetragen in der Sitzung vom 5. Juli 1996 by Eric Gerald Stanley( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old English verse texts from many sources : a comprehensive collection by Fred C Robinson( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and English, Old and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The owl and the nightingale by Eric Gerald Stanley( Book )

29 editions published between 1960 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagining the Anglo-Saxon past : the search for Anglo-Saxon paganism and Anglo-Saxon trial by jury by Eric Gerald Stanley( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decisive argument on the issues under review by one of the leading Anglo-Saxon scholars
Early studies in Germanic philology( )

in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unideal principles of editing Old English verse by Eric Gerald Stanley( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early English manuscripts in facsimile( Book )

6 editions published between 1957 and 1988 in Latin and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Middle English studies : presented to Norman Davis in honour of his seventieth birthday
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Middle English studies : presented to Norman Davis in honour of his seventieth birthdayFrom Anglo-Saxon to early middle English : studies presented to E.G. StanleyStudies in English language & literature : "doubt wisely" : papers in honour of E.G. StanleyWords : for Robert Burchfield's sixty-fifth birthdayImagining the Anglo-Saxon past : the search for Anglo-Saxon paganism and Anglo-Saxon trial by jury
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Eric Gerald Stanley

Eric Gerald Stanley historiador británico

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Stanley, E. G.

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Stanley, E.G. 1923-2018

Stanley, E. G. (Eric Gerald)

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Stanley, Eric G. 1923-2018

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