Woman as Hero in Old English Literature

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The first comprehensive study of heroic women figures in Anglo-Saxon literature investigates English secular and religious prose and poetry from the seventh to the eleventh centuries. Given the paucity of surviving literature from the Anglo-Saxon period, the works which feature major women characters -- often portrayed as heroes -- seem surprisingly numerous. Even more striking is the strength of the female characterizations, given the medieval social ideal of women as peaceful, passive members of society. The task of this ...

Woman as Hero in Old English Literature 2005, Wipf & Stock Publishers, Eugene

ISBN-13: 9781597522601

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Woman as Hero in Old English Literature 1986, Syracuse University Press

ISBN-13: 9780815623465

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Woman as Hero in Old English Literature 1986, Syracuse University Press

ISBN-13: 9780815623458

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