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  1. In Enigmate: The History of a Riddle, 400-1500

    In Enigmate: The History of a Riddle, 400-1500 [Hardback]

    Erin Sebo (Author)

    £45.00

    ISBN: 9781846826344
    Published by : Four Courts Press
    In enigmate is a study of a single riddle as it is transmitted, translated and transformed over more than a thousand years. Beginning with the influential late-antique riddle text Aenigmata Symphosii, In enigmate charts an arc through the extraord... .... Learn More
  2. How the Anglo-Saxons Read Their Poems

    How the Anglo-Saxons Read Their Poems [Hardback]

    Daniel Donoghue (Author)

    £58.00

    ISBN: 9780812249941
    Published by : University of Pennsylvania Press
    Series: The Middle Ages Series
    The scribes of early medieval England wrote out their vernacular poems using a format that looks primitive to our eyes because it lacks the familiar visual cues of verse lineation, marks of punctuation, and capital letters. The paradox is that scr... .... Learn More
  3. Childhood and Adolescence in Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture

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

    Susan Irvine (Editor); Winfried Rudolf (Editor)

    £61.99

    ISBN: 9781487502027
    Published by : University of Toronto Press
    Series: Toronto Anglo-Saxon Series
    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
  4. 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
    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
  5. 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
    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
  6. The Saints in Old Norse and Early Modern Icelandic Poetry

    The Saints in Old Norse and Early Modern Icelandic Poetry [Hardback]

    Kirsten Wolf (Author); Nancy Van Deusen (Author)

    £66.99

    ISBN: 9781487500740
    Published by : University of Toronto Press
    The Saints in Old Norse and Early Modern Icelandic Poetry is a complimentary volume to The Legends of the Saints in Old Norse-Icelandic Prose (UTP 2013). While its predecessor dealt primarily with medieval prose texts about the saints, this volume... .... Learn More
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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)

    £55.00

    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
  10. 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
    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, compar... .... Learn More

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