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The poetics of commemoration : Skaldic verse and social memory, c. 890-1070

Author: Erin Michelle Goeres
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015, cop. 2015.
Dissertation: Texte remanié de: Doctoral thesis: Littérature islandaise ancienne: University of Oxford: 2010.
Series: Oxford English monographs.
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The poetics of commemoration 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 within the social and political communities of the early medieval court. Beginning with the early genealogical poem Ynglingatal, the book explores how the commemoration of a king's ancestors could be used  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Thesis/dissertation
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erin Michelle Goeres
ISBN: 9780198745747 0198745745
OCLC Number: 934427721
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Description: 1 volume (194 pages) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction 1: Remembering Ancestors: Ynglingatal and the early Scandinavian Kings 2: The Afterlife of Kings: Eirikr blodox, Hakon inn godi and Olafr Tryggvason 3: Changing Patrons: The Poets of Haraldr grafeldr and Hakon inn godi 4: Elegy, Hagiography, and Advice to Princes: The Commemoration of Olafr inn helgi 5: Divided Loyalties: Arnorr jarlaskald and the Jarls of Orkney Conclusion Bibliography
Series Title: Oxford English monographs.
Responsibility: Erin Michelle Goeres.
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The Poetics of Commemoration is a study of the role poetry played in the commemoration of kings during the Viking Age, investigating the variety of ways in which poets responded to the death of a  Read more...

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