Becoming a Poet in Anglo-Saxon England (BOK)

Emily Victoria Thornbury

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Combining historical, literary and linguistic evidence from Old English and Latin, Becoming a Poet in Anglo-Saxon England creates a new, more complete picture of who and what pre-Conquest English poets really were. It includes a study of Anglo-Saxon words for 'poet' and the first list of named poets in Anglo-Saxon England. Its survey of known poets identifies four social roles that poets often held - teachers, scribes, musicians and courtiers - and explores the kinds of poetry created by these individuals. The book also offers a new model for understanding the role of social groups in poets' experience: it argues that the presence or absence of a poetic community affected the work of Anglo-Saxon poets at all levels, from minute technical detail to the portrayal of character. This focus on poetic communities provides a new way to understand the intersection of history and literature in the Middle Ages.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Emily Victoria Thornbury
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107051980
Antall sider 344 Dimensjoner 16,1cm x 23,9cm x 3cm
Vekt 610 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd