Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Anglo-Saxons and the North: Essays Reflecting the Theme of the 10th Meeting of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists in Helsinki, August 2001

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Anglo-Saxons and the North: Essays Reflecting the Theme of the 10th Meeting of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists in Helsinki, August 2001

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Anglo-Saxons and the North: Essays Reflecting the Theme of the 10th Meeting of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists in Helsinki, August 2001, ed. Matti Kilpio, Leena Kahlas-Tarkka, et al., Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies 364; Essays in Anglo-Saxon Studies i (Tempe, Ariz.: ACMRS, 2009). ? + 1 9 1 pp. ISBN 978-0-8669-841 2-6. £3 2.00/144.00. A varied collection of essays on topics relating to the theme of Anglo-Saxons and the north. The focus is the interchange between the British Isles and the Nordic countries. Joseph Harris writes on the Rob stone in Ostergotland, Sweden, linking it to the Old English Deor. Frank Battaglia considers early Scandinavian religious places - bogs and lakes - and the relevance of these to Beowulf. Norse metre is compared to the metre of Beomulj "by Geoffrey Russom, while Jonathan Roper explores differences and similarities between Finnic and Germanic versification. …

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