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The transmission of Beowulf : language, culture, and scribal behavior

Author: Leonard Neidorf
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017. ©2017
Series: Myth and poetics., II.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Beowulf, like The Iliad and The Odyssey, is a foundational work of Western literature that originated in mysterious circumstances. In The Transmission of "Beowulf," Leonard Neidorf addresses  Read more...

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Neidorf, Leonard.
Transmission of Beowulf.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016037074
Named Person: Beowulf
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Neidorf
ISBN: 9781501705113 1501705113
OCLC Number: 956530298
Description: xviii, 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. The Duration of Transmission --
The Detection of Scribal Error --
Meter and Alliteration --
Probabilistic Reasoning --
General Prefatory Remarks --
Language History. Diachronic Variation --
Dialectal Variation --
Syntactic Misconstruction --
Trivialization --
Interpolation --
Cultural Change. Obliteration of Personal Names --
Obliteration of Ethnic Names --
Erroneous Spacing --
Scribal Self-Correction --
Chronological Significance --
Scribal Behavior. The Lexemic Theory --
Competing Theories --
Variation in Parallel Texts --
The Four Poetic Codices --
Theory and Evidence --
Conclusion. The Unity of Beowulf --
Linguistic Regularities --
Methodological Considerations --
Textual Criticism --
Manuscript Context.
Series Title: Myth and poetics., II.
Responsibility: Leonard Neidorf.

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