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Christ I


Titre:Aucun titre dans le ms.; Christ I (titre moderne)
Date:Vers 800
Forme:440 vers
Incipit:[le début manque]
ðu eart se weallstan    þe ða wyrhtan iu
wiðwurpon to weorce.    Wel þe geriseð
þæt þu heafod sie    healle mærre,
ond gesomnige    side weallas…
Explicit:… efne in þam eðle    þær he ær ne cwom,
in lifgendra    londes wynne,
þær he gesælig    siþþan eardað,
ealne widan feorh    wunað butan ende. Amen.
Continuations:Cynewulf, Christ II
  1. Exeter, Cathedral Library, 3501, f. 8r-14r [⇛ Description]
Éditions anciennes
Éditions modernes
  • Codex Exoniensis. A Collection of Anglo-Saxon Poetry, from a Manuscript in the Library of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter, with an English translation, notes and indexes, by Benjamin Thorpe, London, Pickering for The Society of Antiquaries of London, 1842, xvi + 546 p. (ici p. 1-27) [GB] [IA]
  • Cynewulf's Christ, an eighth century English epic edited, with a modern rendering, by Israel Gollancz, London, Nutt, 1892, xxiii + 215 p. (ici p. 2-38) [GB] [IA]
  • The Exeter Book, an anthology of Anglo-Saxon poetry presented to Exeter Cathedral by Leofric, first bishop of Exeter (1050-1071), and still in the possession of the Dean and Chapter, edited from the manuscript, with a translation, notes, introduction, etc., by Israel Gollancz. Part I. Poems I-VIII, London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner and Co. for the Early English Text Society (Early English Text Society. Original Series, 104), 1895, viii + 305 p. (ici p. 2-28) [GB] [IA]
  • The Exeter Book Part Two, London, Oxford University Press (Early English Text Society. Original Series), 1934.
  • The Exeter Book, éd. George Philip Krapp et Elliot Van Kirk Dobbie, New York, Columbia University Press (The Anglo-Saxon Poetic Records, 3), 1936.
  • The Old English Elegies: A Critical Edition and Genre Study by Anne L. Klinck, Montreal, McGill-Queen's University Press, 1992.
  • The Exeter Anthology of Old English Poetry, éd. Bernard J. Muir, Revised 2nd Edition, Exeter, University of Exeter Press, 2000, 2 t.
  • Beowulf and Other Old English Poems edited and translated by Craig Williamson; with a foreword by Tom Shippey, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011, xxxi + 255 p.
Traductions modernes
  • en anglais:
    • Thorpe 1842 (voir sous Éditions modernes)
    • Gollancz 1892 (voir sous Éditions modernes)
    • Early English Poetry, translated by Charles W. Kennedy, New York, Oxford University Press, 1961.
    • Anglo-Saxon Poetry: An Anthology of Old English Poems in Prose Translation, with introduction and headnotes by S. A. J. Bradley, London, Dent (Everyman's Library, 1794), 1982, xxvi + 559 p. — Réimpr.: 1995; 2000.
    • Williamson 2011 (voir sous Éditions modernes)
  • Burgert, Dom Edward, The Dependence of Part I of Cynewulf's Christ upon the Antiphonary, Washington D.C., Catholic University Press, 1921.
  • Chase, Colin, « God's presence through grace as the theme of Cynewulf's Christ II and the relationship of this them to Christ I and Christ III », Anglo-Saxon England, 3, 1974, p. 87-101.
  • Hill, Thomas D., « Literary history and Old English poetry: the case of Christ I, II, and III », Sources of Anglo-Saxon Culture, éd. Paul E. Szarmach et V. D. Oggins, Kalamazoo, Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University (Studies in Medieval Culture, 20), 1986, p. 3-22.
  • Hill, Thomas D., « A liturgical source for Christ I 164-213 », Medium Ævum, 46:1, 1970, p. 12-15.
  • Irving, Edward B., Jr., « The advent of poetry: Christ I », Anglo-Saxon England, 25, 1996, p. 123-134.
  • Liuzza, Roy M., « The Old English Christ and Guthlac texts, manuscripts, and critics », The Review of English Studies, 41 (161), 1990, p. 1-11.
  • Rankin, Susan, « The liturgical background of the Old English Advent lyrics: a reappraisal », Learning and Literature in Anglo-Saxon England: Studies Presented to Peter Clemoes on the Occasion of His Sixty-Fifth Birthday, éd. Michael Lapidge et Helmut Gneuss, Cambridge et New York, Cambridge University Press, 1985, p. 317-340.
  • Swanson, David A., The Old English Christ Poems and Anglo-Saxon Law, Ph. D. dissertation, Florida State University, 2011, vi + 95 p. []
Rédaction: Laurent Brun
Dernière mise à jour: 12 juillet 2019