Old English literature, also called Anglo-Saxon literature, literature written in Old English c. 650–c. 1100. For a description of this period in the context of the history of English literature , see English literature: The Old English period .
The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Anglo-Saxon literature, the literary writings in Old English (see English language), composed between c.650 and c.1100. See also English literature. There are two types of Old English poetry: the heroic, the sources of which are pre-Christian Germanic myth, history, and custom; and the Christian.
The best Anglo-Saxon books and poems.
Anglo-Saxon literature, the literary writings in Old English (see English languageEnglish language, member of the West Germanic group of the Germanic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Germanic languages). Spoken by about 470 million people throughout the world, English is the official language of about 45 nations. ..
Anglo-Saxon literature. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is a collection of early English history. The poem Cædmon’s Hymn from the 7th century is one of the oldest surviving written texts in English. Anglo-Saxon literature has gone through different periods of research—in the 19th and early 20th centuries the focus was on the Germanic roots of English,
Anglo-Normans: ( 1066– 1154)