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Undoing Babel : the Tower of Babel in Anglo-Saxon literature

Author: Tristan Major
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Undoing Babel is the first extensive examination of the development of the Babel narrative amongst Anglo-Saxon authors from late antiquity to the eleventh century.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tristan Major
ISBN: 9781487511265 1487511264
OCLC Number: 1026492242
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 289 pages)
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Genesis 10â#x80;#x93;11; Introduction; 1 Early Jewish and Christian Antiquity; 2 Latin Christian Antiquity; 3 The Early Anglo-Saxon School at Canterbury; 4 Bede and Alcuin; 5 Alfred the Great and the Literature of His Reign; 6 The Tenth and Early Eleventh Centuries; 7 The Biblical Poems of Junius 11; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
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