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Heathen Gods in Old English Literature

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Heathen gods are hard to find in Old English literature. Richard North offers an interesting view of Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian paganism and mythology in the pre-Viking and Viking age. He discusses the pre-Christian gods of Bede's history of the Anglo-Saxon conversion with reference to an orgiastic figure known as Ingui, whom Bede called 'god of this age'. Using expert knowledge of comparative literary material from Old Norse-Icelandic and other Old Germanic languages, North reconstructs the slender Old English evidence in a highly imaginative treatment of poems such as Deor and The Dream of the Rood. Other gods such as Woden are considered with reference to Odin and his family in Old Norse-Icelandic mythology.

The book is with dust cover, untorn and unmarked other than a feint residue from an earlier price ticket on the back. This is a good clean copy in excellent order, binding sound and pages clean and unmarked.

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First Edition Dustcover unclipped
Author(s):
Richard North
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1997
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521551838
ISBN-13:
9780521551830
Number of pages:
374
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Heathen Gods in Old English Literature

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Heathen gods are hard to find in Old English literature. Richard North offers an interesting view of Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian paganism and mythology in the pre-Viking and Viking age. He discusses the pre-Christian gods of Bede's history of the Anglo-Saxon conversion with reference to an orgiastic figure known as Ingui, whom Bede called 'god of this age'. Using expert knowledge of comparative literary material from Old Norse-Icelandic and other Old Germanic languages, North reconstructs the slender Old English evidence in a highly imaginative treatment of poems such as Deor and The Dream of the Rood. Other gods such as Woden are considered with reference to Odin and his family in Old Norse-Icelandic mythology.

The book is with dust cover, untorn and unmarked other than a feint residue from an earlier price ticket on the back. This is a good clean copy in excellent order, binding sound and pages clean and unmarked.

Added value:
First Edition Dustcover unclipped
Author(s):
Richard North
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1997
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521551838
ISBN-13:
9780521551830
Number of pages:
374
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Heathen Gods in Old English Literature

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