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Beowulf and the Grendel-Kin: Politics and Poetry in Eleventh-Century England

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Beowulf and the Grendel-Kin: Politics and Poetry in Eleventh-Century England - Damico, Helen
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In "Beowulf and the Grendel-kin: Politics and Poetry in Eleventh-Century England," Helen Damico presents the first concentrated discussion of the initiatory two-thirds of "Beowulf's" 3,182 lines in the context of the turbulent years that composed the first half of the eleventh century in Anglo-Danish England Damico offers incisive arguments that major historical events and personages pertaining the the reigns of Cnut and his sons recorded in the "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle," the "Encomium Emmae Reginae," and major continental ...

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Beowulf and the Grendel-Kin: Politics and Poetry in Eleventh-Century England 2014, West Virginia University Press

ISBN-13: 9781938228711

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