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The dating of Beowulf

Author: Colin Chase; University of Toronto. Centre for Medieval Studies,
Publisher: Toronto [Ontario] ; Buffalo [New York] : Published in association with the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto by University of Toronto Press, Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Electronic Library, [1997] 2015.
Series: Toronto Old English series, 6.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The date of Beowulf, debated for almost a century, is a small question with large ramifications. This collection of essays by leading scholars has become a standard reference for scholarship in the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Chronologies
Electronic books
Chronology
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(CaOONL) 979306833
(DLC) 97179838
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Chase; University of Toronto. Centre for Medieval Studies,
ISBN: 9781442657519 1442657510
OCLC Number: 903968365
Notes: Originally published 1981.
Editor's preface -- Abbreviations -- The dating of Beowulf -- Opinions on the date of Beowulf, 1815-1980 -- The eleventh-century origin of Beowulf and the Beowulf manuscript -- The Nowell Codex and the poem of Beowulf -- A reconsideration of the language of Beowulf -- Metrical style as evidence for the date of Beowulf -- Hetware and Hugas: datable anachronisms in Beowulf -- Beowulf, the Danish invasions, and royal genealogy -- The audience of Beowulf and the Vikings -- Skaldic verse and the date of Beowulf -- Variation in Beowulf and the Poetic Edda: a chronological experiment -- Saints' lives, royal lives, and the date of Beowulf -- Style as the criterion for dating the composition of Beowulf -- On the date of composition of Beowulf -- The date of Beowulf: some doubts and no conclusions -- Afterword: the uses of uncertainty: on the dating of Beowulf.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 228 pages).
Series Title: Toronto Old English series, 6.
Responsibility: edited by Colin Chase.
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