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Myths, legends, and heroes : essays on Old Norse and Old English literature in honour of John McKinnell

Author: John McKinnell; Daniel Anlezark
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2011
Series: Toronto Old Norse and Icelandic studies.
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Myths, Legends, and Heroes brings together scholars of Old Norse-Icelandic and Old English literature to explore the translation and transmission of Norse myth, the use of literature in society and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Myths, legends, and heroes.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011456760
(OCoLC)693658100
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John McKinnell; Daniel Anlezark
ISBN: 9781442662056 1442662050
OCLC Number: 785802969
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 272 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: [Part 1]. Transforming Paganism: The Norse gods in England and the Isle of Man / Judith Jesch; Elves and exorcism: Runic and other lead amulets in medieval popular religion / Rudolf Simek; Images of Norse cosmology / Margaret Clunies Ross --
[Part II]. Using Poetry: Meeting the other: the cases of Draumr Þorsteins Hallsonar and Kumlbúa þáttr / John Lindow; Risking one's head: Vafþrúðnismál and the mythic power of poetry / Alison Finlay; Snorra Edda as Menippean satire / Rory McTurk --
[Part III]. Literary Histories: Kings, bishops and laws: the Old Norse-Icelandic Version of 1 Maccabees / David Ashurst; Grendel's Reign of Terror: from history to vernacular epic / Helen Damico --
[Part IV]. Motifs and Themes: Sibling drama: laterality in the heroic poems of the Edda / Carolyne Larrington; Burning walnuts: an international motif in the kings' sagas / Joyce Hill; A just and riding God: Christ's movement in The Descent into Hell / Maria Elena Ruggerini; All at sea: Beowulf's marvellous swimming / Daniel Anlezark.
Series Title: Toronto Old Norse and Icelandic studies.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel Anlezark.
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