Representations of the Natural World in Old English Poetry

Representations of the Natural World in Old English Poetry

eBook - 1999
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This book examines descriptions of the natural world in a wide range of Old English poetry. Jennifer Neville describes the physical conditions experienced by the Anglo-Saxons - the animals, diseases, landscapes, seas and weather with which they had to contend. She argues that poetic descriptions of these elements were not a reflection of the existing physical conditions but a literary device used by Anglo-Saxons to define more important issues: the state of humanity, the creation and maintenance of society, the power of individuals, the relationship between God and creation, and the power of writing to control information.
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
ISBN: 9780511483370
0511483376
9780521640367
0521640369
9780511117206
0511117205
9780511036149
0511036140
9780511006135
0511006136
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1 online resource (x, 224 pages)

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