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  1. Epistolary Acts: Anglo-Saxon Letters and Early English Media

    Epistolary Acts: Anglo-Saxon Letters and Early English Media [Hardback]

    Jordan Zweck (Author)

    £51.99

    ISBN: 9781487501006
    Published by : University of Toronto Press
    Series: Toronto Anglo-Saxon Series
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    As challenging as it is to imagine how an educated cleric or wealthy lay person in the early Middle Ages would have understood a letter (especially one from God), it is even harder to understand why letters would have so captured the imagination o... .... Learn More
  2. Childhood and Adolescence in Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture

    Childhood and Adolescence in Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture [Hardback]

    Susan Irvine (Editor); Winfried Rudolf (Editor)

    £57.99

    ISBN: 9781487502027
    Published by : University of Toronto Press
    Series: Toronto Anglo-Saxon Series
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    Childhood and Adolescence in Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture counters the generally received wisdom that early medieval childhood and adolescence were an unremittingly bleak experience. The contributors analyse representations of children and their e... .... Learn More
  3. Undoing Babel: The Tower of Babel in Anglo-Saxon Literature

    Undoing Babel: The Tower of Babel in Anglo-Saxon Literature [Hardback]

    Tristan Major (Author)

    £47.99

    ISBN: 9781487500542
    Published by : University of Toronto Press
    Series: Toronto Anglo-Saxon Series
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    The Tower of Babel narrative is one of the most memorable accounts of the Bible, and its interpretative potential has produced a vast array of literary adaptations. Undoing Babel is the first extensive examination of the development of the Babel n... .... Learn More
  4. Nonhuman Voices in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Material Culture

    Nonhuman Voices in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Material Culture [Hardback]

    James Paz (Author)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9781526101105
    Published by : Manchester University Press
    Series: Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture
    Nonhuman voices in Anglo-Saxon literature and material culture uncovers the voice and agency possessed by nonhuman things across Anglo-Saxon literature and material culture. It makes a new contribution to 'thing theory' and rethinks conventional d... .... Learn More
  5. 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
    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 to l... .... Learn More
  6. 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
    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 fundamental to... .... Learn More
  7. 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
  8. Biblical Epics in Late Antiquity and Anglo-Saxon England: Divina in Laude Voluntas

    Biblical Epics in Late Antiquity and Anglo-Saxon England: Divina in Laude Voluntas [Hardback]

    Patrick McBrine (Author)

    £57.99

    ISBN: 9780802098535
    Published by : University of Toronto Press
    Series: Toronto Anglo-Saxon Series
    Biblical poetry, written between the fourth and eleventh centuries, is an eclectic body of literature that disseminated popular knowledge of the Bible across Europe. Composed mainly in Latin and subsequently in Old English, biblical versification ... .... Learn More
  9. Niorstigningar Saga: Sources, Transmission, and Theology of the Old Norse "Descent into Hell

    Niorstigningar Saga: Sources, Transmission, and Theology of the Old Norse "Descent into Hell [Hardback]

    Dario Bullitta (Author)

    £44.99

    ISBN: 9781442697997
    Published by : University of Toronto Press
    Series: Toronto Old Norse-Icelandic Series (TONIS)
    The Evangelium Nicodemi, or Gospel of Nicodemus, was the most widely circulated apocryphal writing in medieval Europe. It depicted the trial, Passion, and crucifixion of Christ as well as his Harrowing of Hell. During the twelfth-century renaissan... .... Learn More
  10. 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
    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 disciplina... .... Learn More

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