Kings and Captains: Variations on a Heroic Theme

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Charles Moorman reexamines several major works of the western heroic tradition: The Iliad, The Odyssey, Beowulf, The Song of Roland, The Nibelungenlied, the Norse sagas, and the Arthurian cycle. Disregarding the usual limited definitions which have controlled the study of heroic literature, he draws together these disparate works by proposing a theme common to them all: the opposition of two major figures whom he names king and captain. The figure of the king arises from the community with its need for responsible ...

Kings and Captains: Variations on a Heroic Theme 2014, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington

ISBN-13: 9780813153599

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Kings & Captains: Variations on a Heroic Theme 1971, University Press of Kentucky

ISBN-13: 9780813112480

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