Posted on 11/10/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You won’t become fluent in Old English from a new book about the language.

But that’s not the author’s aim.

Hana Videen’s The Wordhord: Daily Life in Old English — soon to be released if you’re in the UK; further in the distance if you’re in the US — is, in her words, more of a photo album than a textbook.

It aims to illustrate the daily lives of Old English speakers through an exploration of words in common, even mundane, activities.

Head to the Guardian to see some illustrative examples of what The Wordhord: Daily Life in Old English hopes to teach us about the Anglo-Saxons.

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