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The origins of Beowulf and the pre-Viking kingdom of East Anglia

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Where did Beowulf, unique and thrilling example of an Old English epic poem come from? In whose hall did the poem's maker first tell the tale? The poem exists now in just one manuscript, but careful study of the literary and historical associations reveals striking details which lead Dr Newton to claim, as he pieces together the various clues, a specific origin for the poem. Dr Newton suggests that references in Beowulf to the heroes whose names are listed in Anglo-Saxon royal genealogies indicate that such Northern dynastic concerns are most likely to have been fostered in the kingdom of East Anglia. He supports his thesis with evidence drawn from East Anglian archaeology, hagiography and folklore. His argument, detailed and passionate, offers the exciting possibility that he has discovered the lost origins of the poem in the pre-Viking kingdom of 8th-century East Anglia.SAM NEWTON was awarded his Ph.D. for work on Beowulf.

Used book in clean, good condition, spine intact and no page markings.

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Author(s):
Sam Newton
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0859914720
ISBN-13:
9780859914727
Number of pages:
177
Publisher:
D. S. Brewer
Title:
The Origins of Beowulf: and the Pre-Viking Kingdom of East Anglia

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Where did Beowulf, unique and thrilling example of an Old English epic poem come from? In whose hall did the poem's maker first tell the tale? The poem exists now in just one manuscript, but careful study of the literary and historical associations reveals striking details which lead Dr Newton to claim, as he pieces together the various clues, a specific origin for the poem. Dr Newton suggests that references in Beowulf to the heroes whose names are listed in Anglo-Saxon royal genealogies indicate that such Northern dynastic concerns are most likely to have been fostered in the kingdom of East Anglia. He supports his thesis with evidence drawn from East Anglian archaeology, hagiography and folklore. His argument, detailed and passionate, offers the exciting possibility that he has discovered the lost origins of the poem in the pre-Viking kingdom of 8th-century East Anglia.SAM NEWTON was awarded his Ph.D. for work on Beowulf.

Used book in clean, good condition, spine intact and no page markings.

Author(s):
Sam Newton
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0859914720
ISBN-13:
9780859914727
Number of pages:
177
Publisher:
D. S. Brewer
Title:
The Origins of Beowulf: and the Pre-Viking Kingdom of East Anglia

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