Beowulf and Old Germanic Metre

Beowulf and Old Germanic Metre

by Geoffrey Russom
     
 

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This 1998 book is a clear account of early Germanic alliterative verse and how it was treated by the Beowulf poet.See more details below

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This 1998 book is a clear account of early Germanic alliterative verse and how it was treated by the Beowulf poet.

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"...the fact that Russom...has made such significant empirical predictios from the relevant generalization is a striking result of what is a remarkable, erudite, and necessary book." C.B. McCully, Journal of Record for Theoretical Linguistics

"...on special topics. I am convinced that this inspiring new theory will...benefit." Dirk Huth, The Medieval Review

"Russom's book is a splendid contribution to our understanding of early Germanic metrical systems and the linguistic rationale for them. That he leaves some questions unanswered, and that he raises a wide range of new ones, is not the least of its virtues." Speculum

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521593403
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/01/1998
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England Series, #23
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

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