News and Announcements

New Print Title: Drout’s Quick and Easy Old English

Witan Publishing has been hard at work this summer bringing you the best in quality print work! Our latest offering is the print version of Michael Drout’s Quick and Easy Old English.

Drout’s Quick and Easy Old English has been a big hit on e-readers, so we were excited to team up with Medievalists.net again with their Book of the Month club to bring it to our readers in print. Students and scholars alike will enjoy this great primer on Old English, whether they’re just getting started with the language or need to brush up on their skills.

If you’re interested, purchase the book today!

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Beowulf: A Verse Translation for Students – Now in Print!

Edward R. Risden’s Beowulf: A Verse Translation for Students is now in print!

Witan Publishing is proud and excited to bring this new translation to paperback. Released as part of Medievalists.net‘s March free Book of the Month club, you can now purchase A Verse Translation for Students on Amazon for $9.95 USD. Buy your copy today!

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Now in Print: Ælfric of Eynsham’s Letter to Sigeweard

Ælfric of Eynsham’s Letter to Sigeweard: An Edition, Commentary, and Translation by Larry J. Swain is now in print!

Released as part of Medievalists.net‘s Book of the Month club, Ælfric of Eynsham’s Letter to Sigeweard can be purchased through Amazon for $9.95 USD. Don’t forget to buy your copy today!

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New Print Titles from Witan

Witan Publishing is pleased to announce Insular Art Forms: Their Essence and Construction by Robert Stevick as our most recent print title for Medievalists.net‘s Book of the Month club!

You can purchase this title from Dr. Stevick at major online retailers for $7.99 USD. It is still available in ebook form as well for $3.99 USD.

Previous Books of the Month from Witan Publishing include:

You can sign up as a patron for any of Medievalists.net’s three highest Patreon tiers (Canadian, American, or Big Supporter) to receive a free Book of the Month. The next book from Witan will be Beowulf: A Verse Translation for Students by Edward L. Risden for the month of March.

Sign up today for your free copy or purchase it afterward!

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Now in Print: Edward Risden’s Alfgar’s Stories from Beowulf

Witan Publishing has partnered with Medievalists.net to present print versions of our works as part of their Book of the Month club. For the month of September, you can sign up as a patron for any of their three highest Patreon tiers (Canadian, American, or Big Supporter) and receive Edward Risden’s Alfgar’s Stories from Beowulf in print for free. Each book comes with a personalized thank you note from our company for becoming a patron of Medievalists.net.

eBook Cover of Steven Muhlberger's "Format Combats in the Fourteenth Century"

You can purchase Medievalists.net’s August Book of the Month (also by Witan Publishing) Formal Combats in the 14th Century by Steven Muhlberger in print. Get your copy for $7.99 USD on Amazon.com today!

Non-Scholarship Witan Titles

The Student’s Guide to Digital Publishing

Author: Various
Published: May 2020
ISBN: 9781393268864
Cost: $9.95

Summary: Are you interested in digital publishing? Maybe you are a beginning writer, or maybe you are an experienced writer who now finds that your old skills need to be re-sharpened for digital environments. Whether you want to write engaging articles, edit a digital publication for your employer, or self-publish your own novel, this guide is for you.

The Student’s Guide to Digital Publishing aims to teach the complete layman or undergraduate. No special expertise is needed. Our presumption that readers come to this book with little knowledge beyond that of the consumer. Most people find themselves reading and writing in digital environments all day long, yet from elementary school through university have not had a single lesson on how writing for those environments is different than writing for print. Digital publishing went from being on the periphery to being the dominant form of publishing so quickly that most of the pioneers in the field are still alive.

As early adopters of digital publishing experimented, they quickly found that most of the evergreen writing skills taught in school still apply. Some of those skills, however, need to be presented in new ways. Since digital publishing is the future for most forms of writing, beginners need guidance and formal training beyond the skills of traditional print writing. This book provides the starting point you need.

Titles from Witan

Ælfric of Eynsham’s Letter to Sigeweard: An Edition, Commentary, and Translation

Author: Larry J. Swain
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9781386074472
Cost: $3.99

Summary: The Letter to Sigeweard, also known by the title it bears in one of the manuscripts, Libellus de Veteri Testamento et Novo, is Ælfric’s response to a request from an Anglo-Saxon nobleman to provide texts from Ælfric’s pen. The letter is in part a review of Christian doctrine and in part a review, book by book, of the Christian Bible, its meanings and its contents.

Titles from Witan

Elizabeth Elstob’s “English-Saxon Homily on the Birth-day of St. Gregory”

Author: Timothy Graham
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9781536502725
Cost: $3.99-19.95

Summary: Timothy Graham’s facsimile edition of An English-Saxon Homily on the Birth-Day of St. Gregory stands as a monument both to 10th/11th century learning as well as 18th century learning. This homily, written by the great Ælfric of Eynsham, was then edited by Elizabeth Elstob in 1709. Elstob stands both as one of the great Anglo-Saxonists of the early period, and also as a feminist icon, attaining her own stunning intellectual acumen despite opposition from early 18th-century society, as well as from her own family.

In this edition, Timothy Graham presents Elstob’s own version in facsimile form, complete with her commentary, offering a fascinating look at the work of both Ælfric and Elstob. Graham offers his own introductory material and commentary, contextualizing Elstob for contemporary readers. Audiences can read the book either in the original facsimile version, or in a provided transcription.