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The origins of Beowulf : from Vergil to Wiglaf

Author: Richard North
Publisher: Oxford [u.a.] : Oxford Univ. Press, 2006.
Series: Oxford Scholarship Online
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : [Online-ausg.]
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This fascinating study suggests that the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf was composed in the winter of 826-7 as a requiem for King Beornwulf of Mercia on behalf of Wiglaf, the ealdorman who succeeded him.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard North
ISBN: 9780199206612 0199206619
OCLC Number: 604727491
Notes: Gesehen am 22.02.2010.
Reproduction Notes: Online-Ausg. Oxford Oxford Univ. Press, 2010. online-Ressource.
Description: xviii, 368 S. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Beowulf and Wiglaf ; 2. Dynastic innovation in Beowulf ; 3. Vergil and the monastery in Beowulf ; 4. Ingeld's rival: Beowulf and Aeneas ; 5. 'Quid Hinieldus?' Bishop Unwona and friends ; 6. Beowulf and the library at Breedon on the Hill ; 7. The king's soul: Danish mythology in Beowulf ; 8. 'Thryth' and the reign of Offa ; 9. Hygelac and Beowulf: Cenwulf and Beornwulf ; 10. King Wiglaf and 'Eanmundes laf'
Series Title: Oxford Scholarship Online
Responsibility: Richard North.

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fascinating and wide-ranging monograph * Medium Aevum * ...thoroughly scholarly, and the supposed and potential sources are densely packed. * Gale R. Owen-Crocker, The Review of English Studies *

 
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