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Anglo-Saxon literary landscapes : ecotheory and the environmental imagination

Author: Heide Estes
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2017] ©2017.
Series: Environmental humanities in pre-modern cultures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Literary scholars have traditionally understood landscapes, whether natural or manmade, as metaphors for humanity instead of concrete settings for peoples actions. This book accepts the natural world as such by investigating how Anglo-Saxons interacted with and conceived of their lived environments. Examining Old English poems, such as 'Beowulf' and 'Judith', as well as descriptions of natural events from the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heide Estes
ISBN: 9789089649447 9089649441
OCLC Number: 974847581
Description: 208 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Imagining the sea in secular and religious poetry --
Ruined landscapes --
Rewriting Guthlac's Wilderness --
Animal natures --
Objects and hyperobjects --
Conclusion: ecologies of the past and the future.
Series Title: Environmental humanities in pre-modern cultures.
Other Titles: Ecotheory and the environmental imagination
Responsibility: Heide Estes.

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Examining Old English texts, Heide Estes shows how Anglo-Saxon ideologies, which view nature as diametrically opposed to humans, have become deeply embedded in our cultural heritage, language, and  Read more...

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