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Literary Appropriations of the Anglo-Saxons from the Thirteenth to the Twentieth Century
     

Literary Appropriations of the Anglo-Saxons from the Thirteenth to the Twentieth Century

by Donald Scragg, Carole Weinberg, Andy Orchard (Editor)
 

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This book discusses the attitudes toward Anglo-Saxons expressed by English poets, playwrights and novelists from the thirteenth century to the present day. The essays are arranged chronologically, tracing literary responses to the Anglo-Saxons in the medieval period, the Renaissance, and also the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The contributors, who are

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This book discusses the attitudes toward Anglo-Saxons expressed by English poets, playwrights and novelists from the thirteenth century to the present day. The essays are arranged chronologically, tracing literary responses to the Anglo-Saxons in the medieval period, the Renaissance, and also the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The contributors, who are specialists in their respective fields from Britain and the United States, draw on works that have frequently been ignored or overlooked. They address topical issues such as nationalism, cultural identity, myth, gender and contextualization.

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"This book provides us with a much fuller and more colorful sense of people's changing views of Anglo-Saxondom over the centuries." Speculum

"The volume includes convenient indexes and is carefully documented throughout...consistently high editorial quality...Anglo-Saxonists and others can profiably open this collection at any points of particular interest, or they can read it straight through for a well-guided topical excursion through eight centuries of English literature." Carl T. Berkhout, Journal of English and Germanic Philology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521031172
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England Series , #29
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

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