Sources and Analogues

* Allen, Michael J.B. and Daniel G. Calder. Sources and Analogues of Old English Poetry: The Major Latin Texts in Translation. Cambridge: Brewer, 1976.

Biggs, Frederick M. et al. Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture: A Trial Version. Binghamton, NY: CEMERS, 1990. First stab at what is to be a grand listing of all books known to have been read by the Anglo-Saxons.

* Calder, Daniel G. et al. Sources and Analogues of Old English Poetry II: The Major Germanic and Celtic Texts in Translation. Cambridge: Brewer, 1983.

Chambers, R.W. Beowulf: An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn. 3rd ed. with supplement by C.L. Wrenn. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1959. Useful discussions of many issues, but especially valuable for its treatment of analogues.

* Garmonsway, G.N. and J.S. Simpson. Beowulf and Its Analogues. New York: Dent, 1971.

* Orchard, Andy. Pride and Prodigies: Studies in the Monsters of the Beowulf-Manuscript. Cambridge: Brewer, 1995. Contains a text and translation of the Liber Monstrorum and several other important texts on monsters.

Scragg, Donald. The Battle of Maldon, AD 991. Oxford: Blackwell, 1991. Excellent sourcebook, and more: articles on the battle and its background are worthwhile.

Stitt, J. Michael. Beowulf and the Bear's Son: Epic, Saga, and Fairytale in Northern Germanic Tradition. New York: Garland, 1992.

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