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Pride and prodigies : studies in the monsters of the Beowulf-manuscript, Andy Orchard

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Pride and prodigies : studies in the monsters of the Beowulf-manuscript
Title
Pride and prodigies
Title remainder
studies in the monsters of the Beowulf-manuscript
Statement of responsibility
Andy Orchard
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Subject
Language
  • non
  • eng
  • lat
  • ang
  • mga
  • non
  • lat
  • ang
  • mga
  • eng
Summary
Monsters and the monstrous, whether from the remote pagan past or the new world of Christian Latin learning, haunted the Anglo-Saxon imagination in a variety of ways. In this series of detailed studies, Dr Orchard demonstrates the changing range of Anglo-Saxon attitudes towards the monstrous by reconsidering the monsters of Beowulf against the background of early medieval and patristic teratology and with reference to specific Anglo-Saxon texts. The immediate manuscript context of the monsters in Beowulf is analysed, shedding light on the poet's treatment of the theme of the monstrous and its integration into his work, and a series of parallel discussions consider a range of medieval treatments of the same theme in a variety of analogous texts (all provided with translation), in Latin, Old English, Middle Irish, and Old Icelandic. The twin themes of pride and prodigies are suggested by tracing changing attitudes towards the concept of pride and establishing a close link between the proud pagan warriors depicted in Christian tradition and the monsters they fight, and with whom they become increasingly identified
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DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • De rebus in Oriente mirabilibus
  • De rebus in Oriente mirabilibus
  • Epistola Alexandri ad Aristotelem de miraculis Indiae
  • Epistola Alexandri ad Aristotelem de miraculis Indiae
  • Liber monstrorum de diversis generibus
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Orchard, Andy
Index
index present
LC call number
PR1587.M65
LC item number
O73 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Monsters in literature
  • English literature
  • Grendel
  • Monsters
  • Epic poetry, English (Old)
  • Latin literature, Medieval and modern
  • Christianity and literature
  • Manuscripts, English (Old)
  • Heroes in literature
  • Pride in literature
  • British Library.
  • Literature, Medieval
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Pride and prodigies : studies in the monsters of the Beowulf-manuscript, Andy Orchard
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-341) and index
Contents
I. The Beowulf-manuscript -- II. Psychology and physicality : the monsters of Beowulf -- III. The kin of Cain -- IV. The Liber monstrorum -- V. The Alexander-legend in Anglo-Saxon England -- VI. Grettir and Grendel again -- App. Ia The wonders of the East : Latin text -- App. Ib The wonders of the East : Old English text -- App. Ic The wonders of the East : translation -- App. IIa The letter of Alexander to Aristotle : Latin text -- App. IIb The letter of Alexander to Aristotle : Old English text -- App. IIc The letter of Alexander to Aristotle : translation -- App. IIIa Liber monstrorum : Latin text -- App. IIIb Liber monstrorum : translation -- App. IIIc Liber monstrorum : sources and analogues
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 352 p.
Isbn
9780859914567
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
94023981
System control number
  • 1182328-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1182328
  • (Sirsi) o31610428
  • (OCoLC)31610428
Label
Pride and prodigies : studies in the monsters of the Beowulf-manuscript, Andy Orchard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-341) and index
Contents
I. The Beowulf-manuscript -- II. Psychology and physicality : the monsters of Beowulf -- III. The kin of Cain -- IV. The Liber monstrorum -- V. The Alexander-legend in Anglo-Saxon England -- VI. Grettir and Grendel again -- App. Ia The wonders of the East : Latin text -- App. Ib The wonders of the East : Old English text -- App. Ic The wonders of the East : translation -- App. IIa The letter of Alexander to Aristotle : Latin text -- App. IIb The letter of Alexander to Aristotle : Old English text -- App. IIc The letter of Alexander to Aristotle : translation -- App. IIIa Liber monstrorum : Latin text -- App. IIIb Liber monstrorum : translation -- App. IIIc Liber monstrorum : sources and analogues
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 352 p.
Isbn
9780859914567
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
94023981
System control number
  • 1182328-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1182328
  • (Sirsi) o31610428
  • (OCoLC)31610428

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