Boenig, Robert. The Acts of Andrew in the Country of the Cannibals
Boenig, Robert. The Acts of Andrew in the Country of the Cannibals

Boenig, Robert. The Acts of Andrew in the Country of the Cannibals

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Boenig, Robert [translator]. The Acts of Andrew in the Country of the Cannibals: Translations from the Greek, Latin, & Old English; Garland Library of Medieval Literature, Volume 70, Series B. New York and London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1991. ISBN: 0824070887.

Green cloth, bright gilt titles, 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches, ex library but evidently entered and left unused. Clean spine, date due slip and a couple of labels on the front end papers, no library matter elsewhere. xliv., 121 clean pp. Good. Hardcover.  [4932] 

"I offer the present translations in an effort to provide critics with material useful for an intelligent source criticism of an important Old English poem, Andreas. A modern English rendition of that poem together with three complete and one fragmentary prose works that comprise the tradition from which the anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet worked to create his poem will hopefully aid the student of medieval literature...The five works translated in this volume are the Greek Praxeis Andreou kai Matheian eis ten Polin ton Anthropophagon (Acts of Andrew and Matthias in the City of the Cannibals)...a Latin fragment...the complete Latin version found in the twelfth-century Codex Casanatensis; the Old English homiletic condensation...in the Blickling collection...and the Old English poem Andreas itself, which is contained in the Vercelli Book." - from the Introduction.