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A store of common sense : gnomic theme and style in Old Icelandic and Old English wisdom poetry, Carolyne Larrington

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A store of common sense : gnomic theme and style in Old Icelandic and Old English wisdom poetry
Title
A store of common sense
Title remainder
gnomic theme and style in Old Icelandic and Old English wisdom poetry
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Carolyne Larrington
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Language
eng
Summary
A Store of Common Sense is the first comparative study in English of Old Icelandic and Old English wisdom poetry. It examines problems of form, unity, and coherence, and how the genre responds to social change, both reflecting and shaping the thinking of the communities which originate it. Carolyne Larrington analyses the differences between the pagan wisdom of Norse, ranging through everyday practical advice, rune magic, and spells, and the Christian, socially oriented ideals of Old English wisdom poetry, strongly rooted in Christian concepts of 'natural' order and hierarchy in God's Creation. Close reading in primary texts, both runic and magical, lays bare the skilful, structural integration of pragmatic, social wisdom with other kinds of knowledge. The book explores the possibility of Christian influence on Norse texts and demonstrates the impact of Christian learning on the ancient pagan genre. The existence of a gnomic 'key' in Norse and English narrative verse is also shown. Far from being platitudinous moralizing, the wisdom poems of the two literatures reveal themselves as comic, ironic, dramatic, and grandiose by turns, exploring a gamut of themes unequal led in any other genre of the period
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Larrington, Carolyne
Index
index present
LC call number
PR215
LC item number
.L37 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford English monographs
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  • Didactic poetry, English (Old)
  • Comparative literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Gnomic poetry, English (Old)
  • Old Norse poetry
  • Civilization, Anglo-Saxon, in literature
  • Civilization, Medieval, in literature
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A store of common sense : gnomic theme and style in Old Icelandic and Old English wisdom poetry, Carolyne Larrington
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Gripisspa
  • Reginsmal
  • Fafnismal
  • Sigrdrifumal
  • Christian wisdom poetry : Hugsvinnsmal
  • Havamal, Hugsvinnsmal, and Disticha Catonis : a problem of relationships
  • Hugsvinnsmal : the adaptation of pagan material for Christian education
  • Old English wisdom poetry : its range and themes
  • The Exeter maxims
  • The Cotton maxims
  • Havamal
  • The Rune Poem
  • Fortunes of men
  • Precepts
  • Solomon and Saturn II
  • Gnomic poetry and the natural world : nature as an aesthetic
  • Gnomes in elegy
  • Old Norse elegy
  • Old English elegy
  • Gnomes in narrative verse : Old English and Old Norse
  • The heroic : Fortitudo
  • An account of the text : the gnomic poem, 1-103
  • The heroic : Sapientia
  • The narrative voice
  • Gunnlod and the mead of poetry, 104-110
  • Loddfafnismal
  • Runatal
  • Ljodatal
  • Wisdom in the education of the hero : the poems of Sigurdr's youth
  • Prose traditions
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 243 p.
Isbn
9780198119821
Lccn
92011139
System control number
  • 1053368-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1053368
  • (Sirsi) o25871539
  • (OCoLC)25871539
Label
A store of common sense : gnomic theme and style in Old Icelandic and Old English wisdom poetry, Carolyne Larrington
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Gripisspa
  • Reginsmal
  • Fafnismal
  • Sigrdrifumal
  • Christian wisdom poetry : Hugsvinnsmal
  • Havamal, Hugsvinnsmal, and Disticha Catonis : a problem of relationships
  • Hugsvinnsmal : the adaptation of pagan material for Christian education
  • Old English wisdom poetry : its range and themes
  • The Exeter maxims
  • The Cotton maxims
  • Havamal
  • The Rune Poem
  • Fortunes of men
  • Precepts
  • Solomon and Saturn II
  • Gnomic poetry and the natural world : nature as an aesthetic
  • Gnomes in elegy
  • Old Norse elegy
  • Old English elegy
  • Gnomes in narrative verse : Old English and Old Norse
  • The heroic : Fortitudo
  • An account of the text : the gnomic poem, 1-103
  • The heroic : Sapientia
  • The narrative voice
  • Gunnlod and the mead of poetry, 104-110
  • Loddfafnismal
  • Runatal
  • Ljodatal
  • Wisdom in the education of the hero : the poems of Sigurdr's youth
  • Prose traditions
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 243 p.
Isbn
9780198119821
Lccn
92011139
System control number
  • 1053368-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1053368
  • (Sirsi) o25871539
  • (OCoLC)25871539

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