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