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Between two armies : the place of the duel in epic culture

Author: Victor Morris Udwin
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 1999.
Series: Davis medieval texts and studies, v. 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This analysis of epic poetry shows the duel to have served as a mechanism for avoiding catastrophic battlefield losses, and thus to have been the pivotal element in a complex system of practices and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Morris Udwin
ISBN: 9004110380 9789004110380
OCLC Number: 40551691
Description: x, 235 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Davis medieval texts and studies, v. 10.
Responsibility: by Victor Morris Udwin.

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'...Udwin's volume, with its broad, intense and unpretentious treatment of epic poetry, ancient warfare and Dark Age culture, will find a grateful readership among classicists, medievalists, and Read more...

 
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