The Beowulf Reader: Basic Readings / Edition 1

The Beowulf Reader: Basic Readings / Edition 1

by Peter Baker
     
 

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.See more details below

Overview

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815336662
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Series:
Basic Readings in Anglo-Saxon England Series, #1
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
326
Sales rank:
325,317
Product dimensions:
5.55(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface of the General Editors
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Beowulf3
The Pagan Coloring of Beowulf35
Beowulf and the Margins of Literacy51
Elements of the Marvellous in the Characterization of Beowulf: A Reconsideration of the Textual Evidence79
The Authenticating Voice in Beowulf97
The Great Feud: Scriptural History and Strife in Beowulf111
The Germanic Context of the Unferth Episode127
Skaldic Verse and the Date of Beowulf155
Beowulf, Bede, and St. Oswine: The Hero's Pride in Old English Hagiography181
The Legacy of Wiglaf: Saving a Wounded Beowulf195
The Women of Beowulf: A Context for Interpretation219
Kuhn's Laws, Old English Poetry, and the New Philology261
On the Dating of Beowulf281
Indexes303

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