Book Series Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, vol. 21

Myth in Early Northwest Europe

Stephen O. Glosecki (ed)

  • Pages: 338 p.
  • Size:155 x 225 mm
  • Illustrations:8 b/w
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2007

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-52665-2
  • Hardback
  • Available


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.