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  1. St Samson of Dol and the Earliest History of Brittany, Cornwall and Wales

    St Samson of Dol and the Earliest History of Brittany, Cornwall and Wales [Hardback]

    Lynette Olson (Editor)

    £60.00

    ISBN: 9781783272181
    Published by : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
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    The First Life of St Samson of Dol (Vita Prima Samsonis) is a key text for the study of early Welsh, Cornish, Breton and indeed west Frankish history. In the twentieth century it was the subject of unresolved scholarly controversy that tended... .... Learn More
  2. The Transmission of "Beowulf": Language, Culture, and Scribal Behavior

    The Transmission of "Beowulf": Language, Culture, and Scribal Behavior [Hardback]

    Leonard Neidorf (Author)

    £49.95

    ISBN: 9781501705113
    Published by : Cornell University Press
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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 philological questions that are fundament... .... Learn More
  3. Old Norse Mythology: Comparative Perspectives

    Old Norse Mythology: Comparative Perspectives [Paperback]

    Pernille Hermann (Editor); Stephen A. Mitchell (Editor); Jens Peter Schjodt (Editor)

    £23.95

    ISBN: 9780674975699
    Published by : Harvard University Press
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    Old Norse mythology is elusive: it is the label used to describe the religious stories of the pre-Christian North, featuring such well-known gods as Odin and Thor, yet most of the narratives have come down to us in manuscripts from the Middle Ages... .... Learn More
  4. Crossing Boundaries

    Crossing Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Art, Material Culture, Language and Literature of the Early Medieval World [Hardback]

    Eric Cambridge (Editor); Jane Hawkes (Editor)

    Regular Price: £55.00

    Special Price: £41.00

    ISBN: 9781785703072
    Published by : Oxbow Books
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    Interdisciplinary studies are increasingly widely recognised as being among the most fruitful approaches to generating original perspectives on the medieval past. In this major collection of 27 papers, contributors transcend traditional disci... .... Learn More
  5. Theorizing Old Norse Myth

    Theorizing Old Norse Myth [Hardback]

    Stefan Brink (Editor); Lisa Collinson (Editor)

    £68.00

    ISBN: 9782503553030
    Published by : Brepols
    Series: ACTA Scandinavica
    Volume: 5
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    This collection explores the theoretical and methodological foundations through which we understand Old Norse myths and the mythological world, and the medieval sources in which we find expressions of these. Some contributions take a broad, c... .... Learn More
  6. Stories Set Forth with Fair Words: The Evolution of Medieval Romance in Iceland

    Stories Set Forth with Fair Words: The Evolution of Medieval Romance in Iceland [Hardback]

    Marianne E. Kalinke (Author)

    £90.00

    ISBN: 9781786830678
    Published by : University of Wales Press
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    This book is an investigation of the foundation and evolution of romance in Iceland. The narrative type arose from the introduction of French narratives into the alien literary environment of Iceland and the acculturation of the import to indigeno... .... Learn More
  7. Conceptualizing the Enemy in Early Northwest Europe: Metaphors of Conflict and Alterity in Anglo-Saxon, Old Norse, and Early Irish Poetry

    Conceptualizing the Enemy in Early Northwest Europe: Metaphors of Conflict and Alterity in Anglo-Saxon, Old Norse, and Early Irish Poetry [Hardback]

    Karin Olsen (Author)

    £64.00

    ISBN: 9782503552279
    Published by : Brepols
    Series: Medieval Identities: Socio-Cultural Spaces
    Volume: 6
    Despite the prominence of conflicts in all mythological and heroic literature, perceptions of these conflicts and their participants are shaped by different cultural influences. Socio-economic, political, and religious factors all influence h... .... Learn More
  8. The Norse Myths: A Guide to the Gods and Heroes

    The Norse Myths: A Guide to the Gods and Heroes [Hardback]

    Carolyne Larrington (Author)

    £12.95

    ISBN: 9780500251966
    Published by : Thames and Hudson
    Who were the Norse gods - the mighty Aesyr, led by Odinn, and the mysterious Vanir? In The Norse Myths we meet this passionate and squabbling pantheon, and learn of the mythological cosmos they inhabit. Passages translated from the Old Norse ... .... Learn More
  9. Beyond the Northlands

    Beyond the Northlands: Viking Voyages and the Old Norse Sagas [Hardback]

    Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough (Author)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9780198701248
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    In the dying days of the eighth century, the Vikings erupted onto the international stage with brutal raids and slaughter. The medieval Norsemen may be best remembered as monk murderers and village pillagers, but this is far from the whole st... .... Learn More
  10. Art of the Islands

    Art of the Islands: Celtic Pictish Anglo-Saxon and Viking Visual Culture C. 450-1050 [Paperback]

    Michelle Brown (Author)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9781851244461
    Published by : Bodleian Library
    The Celtic, Pictish, Anglo-Saxon and Viking peoples who inhabited the British Isles and Ireland from late prehistory to the Norman Conquest left a rich visual heritage whose influence continues to be felt. This is the first book to present an... .... Learn More

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