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Myth in Early Northwest Europe

S. O. Glosecki (ed.)
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XLII+338 p., 8 b/w ill., 155 x 225 mm, 2007
ISBN: 978-2-503-52665-2
Languages: English
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This collection of fifteen essays by distinguished scholars addresses a formative era (approximately 500-1000 C.E.) in Northwest Europe. Myths of the time exhibit the interplay of classical, biblical, Celtic, and Germanic (including Old Norse and Old English) cultures during the Carolingian and Viking periods, showing how Christian and native religions engaged with each other. The studies also attend to current myth theory. Myths and mythology from early-medieval Northwest Europe remain influential through the works of Tolkien and contemporary self-realization movements; this volume offers readers the latest research by many of the world's leading scholars on the subject.

Contributors comprise John D. Niles, Craig R. David, Stephen O. Glosecki, Geoffrey Koziol, Michael J. Enright, Joseph F. Nagu, Joseph Harris, Roberta Frank, Marijane Osborn, Geoffrey Russom, John M. Hill, Gale Owen-Crocker, Christina Lee, and Tom A. Shippey.

Prospective purchasers within North America should contact MRTS at Arizona State University.

Interest Classification:
Medieval & Modern (Indo-European) Languages & Literatures
Germanic langs & lits (other than English)
Old & Middle German language & literature
North Germanic/Scandinavian languages & literatures
English language & literature
Old English language & literature
Comparative & cultural studies through literature
Cultural studies (general & theoretical)
Medieval & Renaissance History (c.400-1500)
Medieval European history (400-1500) : genres & specific topics
Viking studies
Medieval European history (400-1500) : local & regional history
British Isles
Scandinavian & Baltic lands
Medieval History (400-1500) : subperiods
Merovingian & Carolingian period
Central Middle Ages (c.900 -1250)

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