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  1. Beyond the Northlands: Viking Voyages and the Old Norse Sagas

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

    Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough (Author)

    £14.99

    ISBN: 9780198701293
    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 story. ... .... Learn More
  2. Damnation and Salvation in Old Norse Literature

    Damnation and Salvation in Old Norse Literature [Hardback]

    Haki Antonsson (Author)

    £60.00

    ISBN: 9781843845072
    Published by : Boydell & Brewer
    Series: Studies in Old Norse Literature
    Volume: v. 3
    The hope of salvation and the fear of damnation were fundamental in the Middle Ages. Surprisingly, however, this topic has received limited attention in the study of Old Norse literature.This book addresses this lacuna in the scholarship, from tw... .... Learn More
  3. 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
  4. How the Anglo-Saxons Read Their Poems

    How the Anglo-Saxons Read Their Poems [Hardback]

    Daniel Donoghue (Author)

    £56.00

    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
  5. 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
  6. Woven into the Earth

    Woven into the Earth: Textile Finds in Norse Greenland [Hardback]

    Else Ostergaard (Author)

    £29.95

    ISBN: 9788772889351
    Published by : Aarhus University Press
    One of the century's most spectacular archaeological finds occurred in 1921 -- a year before Howard Carter stumbled upon Tutankhamun's tomb -- when Poul Norlund recovered dozens of garments from a graveyard in the Norse settlement of Herjolfsnaes,... .... Learn More
  7. The Experience of Education in Anglo-Saxon Literature

    The Experience of Education in Anglo-Saxon Literature [Hardback]

    Irina Dumitrescu (Author)

    £75.00

    ISBN: 9781108416863
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    Series: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature
    Volume: 102
    Anglo-Saxons valued education yet understood how precarious it could be, alternately bolstered and undermined by fear, desire, and memory. They praised their teachers in official writing, but composed and translated scenes of instruction that reve... .... Learn More
  8. Old Norse Mythology: Comparative Perspectives

    Old Norse Mythology: Comparative Perspectives [Paperback]

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

    £21.95

    ISBN: 9780674975699
    Published by : Harvard University Press
    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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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