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Ancient privileges : Beowulf, law and the making of Germanic antiquity

Author: Stefan Jurasinski
Publisher: Morgantown, W. Va. : West Virginia University Press, 2006.
Series: Medieval European studies, 6.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Recounts how the work of nineteenth-century legal historians influenced the editing of Old English texts, most notably Beowulf, in ways that are still preserved in our editions. This situation has  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jurasinski, Stefan.
Ancient privileges.
Morgantown : West Virginia University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005937638
(OCoLC)70077718
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Jurasinski
ISBN: 9781935978336 1935978330
OCLC Number: 797855521
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., 2003.
"This study considers the influence of nineteeth-century legal historians on the editing and interpretation of Beowulf"--Preface.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (183 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: ""Front Cover""; ""Medieval European Studies Series Page""; ""Contents""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Preface""; ""Introduction: “The Forests Of Germany�: Legal History and the Inheritance of Philology""; ""Law and Philology""; ""Jakob Grimm, Legal Formalism and the Editing of Beowulf""; ""Formulas as Criteria for Textual Emendation""; ""Anathemas, Charters and Cursed Gold""; ""Conclusion""; ""“Public Land, � Germanic Egalitarianism, and Nineteenth-century Philology""; ""Folcland and the Folcscaru""; ""Folcland after Kemble""; ""Post-Vinogradoff Discussions""; ""Conclusions"" ""The Ecstasy of Vengeance: Nineteenth-century Germanism and the Finn Episode""""Nineteenth-Century Views of the Bloodfeud""; ""The Sacred Duty of Revenge""; ""The Nineteenth-century Legacy""; ""Conclusion""; ""Feohleas Gefeoht: Accidental Homicide and the Hrethel Episode""; ""Later Developments""; ""The Nature of Accident""; ""The Legislative Background of the Hrethel Episode""; ""Concluding Remarks""; ""Conclusions Law and the Archaism of Beowulf""; ""Works Cited""; ""Index""; ""Back Cover""
Series Title: Medieval European studies, 6.
Responsibility: by Stefan Jurasinski.

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