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Between Medieval MenMale Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval English Literature

Between Medieval Men: Male Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval English Literature

David Clark

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558155
eISBN:
9780191721342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558155.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This book argues for the importance of synoptically examining the whole range of same‐sex relations in the Anglo‐Saxon period, revisiting well‐known texts and issues (as well as material often ... More

English Poetry and Old Norse MythA History

English Poetry and Old Norse Myth: A History

Heather O'Donoghue

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199562183
eISBN:
9780191789489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562183.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

English Poetry and Old Norse Myth: A History traces the influence of Old Norse myth—stories about divine beings such as Odin, Thor, Baldr and Freyja—on poetry in English from Anglo-Saxon times to the ... More

The Origins of BeowulfFrom Vergil to Wiglaf

The Origins of Beowulf: From Vergil to Wiglaf

Richard North

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199206612
eISBN:
9780191709807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206612.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This book suggests that the Old English poem Beowulf was composed between the reigns of Kings Beornwulf (823-6) and Wiglaf (827-9 and 830-39) of Mercia, in the winter of 826-7, in the monastery of ... More

The Poetics of CommemorationSkaldic Verse and Social Memory, c. 890–1070

The Poetics of Commemoration: Skaldic Verse and Social Memory, c. 890–1070

Erin Michelle Goeres

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198745747
eISBN:
9780191808173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745747.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature, Poetry

This book is a study of commemorative skaldic verse from the Viking Age. It investigates how skaldic poets responded to the deaths of kings and the ways in which poetic commemoration functioned ... More

‘Why is your axe bloody?’A Reading of Njàls Saga

‘Why is your axe bloody?’: A Reading of Njàls Saga

William Ian Miller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198704843
eISBN:
9780191789441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704843.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature, European Literature

Njáls saga is acknowledged as the greatest of the Icelandic sagas, and it rightly deserves acclaim as one of the great masterpieces of all time. The author’s reading reveals not only the saga’s ... More

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