Water and fire: The myth of the flood in Anglo-Saxon England (Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture MUP)
Water and fire: The myth of the flood in Anglo-Saxon England (Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture MUP) by Brand: Manchester University Press at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Noah's Flood is one of the Bible's most popular stories, and flood myths survive in many cultures today. This book presents the first comprehensive
Noah's Flood is one of the Bible's most popular stories, and flood myths survive in many cultures today. This book presents the first comprehensive examination of the incorporation of the Flood myth into the Anglo-Saxon imagination. Focusing on literary representations, it contributes to our understanding of how Christian Anglo-Saxons perceived their place in the cosmos. For them, history unfolded between the primeval Deluge and a future - perhaps imminent - flood of fire, which would destroy the world. This study reveals both an imaginative diversity and shared interpretations of the Flood myth. Anglo-Saxons saw the Flood as a climactic event in God's ongoing war with his more rebellious creatures, but they also perceived the mystery of redemption through baptism.
Anlezark studies a range of texts against their historical background, and discusses shifting emphases in the way the Flood was interpreted for diverse audiences. The book concludes with a discussion of Beowulf, relating the epic poem's presentation of the Flood myth to that of other Anglo-Saxon texts.
|Manufacturer:||Manchester University Press|
|Brand:||Brand: Manchester University Press|
|Publisher:||Manchester University Press|
|Studio:||Manchester University Press|
|Item Weight:||1 pounds|
|Item Size:||0.9 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches|
|Package Weight:||1 pounds|
|Package Size:||5.4 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches|
Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?
If you have any questions about this product by Brand: Manchester University Press, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.
Related Best Sellers
By World Wisdom
sku: NBN9780941532563, ean: 9780941532563, isbn: 0941532569,
The spiritual traveler may carry this German/English bilingual book of poems for a lifetime and not exhaust its content....
ean: 9780141185613, isbn: 0141185619,
The spellbinding verse of one of the most distinctive poetic voices of the twentieth centuryC. P. Cavafy is one of the most singular and poignant voices of twentieth-century European poetry, conjuring a magical interior world through lyrical evocatio...
By Everyman's Library
ean: 9780679455158, isbn: 0679455159,
A sparkling collection of poems about virtually every aspect of matrimony: courtships and weddings, adulteries and separations, domestic harmony, wedded bliss. Here are marriages made in many cultures and eras, delightfully evoked by poets ranging fr...
mpn: 9781586420314, ean: 9781586420314, isbn: 1586420313,
The Original Poem a Day has sold more than fifty thousand copies and is still going strong. It is a perennial gift-giving favorite and a word-of-mouth sensation among those who want poetry to be a greater presence in their lives. Like its predecessor...
By Brand: Penguin Books
ean: 9780143121411, isbn: 0143121413,
Selected for the National Poetry Series by Lucie Brock-BroidoPoet Julianne Buchsbaum has won acclaim for her "rich, lucid, alliterative lexicon, full of apt surprise" (Reginald Shepherd); "there is something of Wallace Stevens in her precision, her i...
By Modern Library
ean: 9780375760426, isbn: 9780375760426,
Martial, the father of the epigram, was one of the brilliant provincial poets who made their literary mark on first-century Rome. His Epigrams can be affectionate or cruel, elegiac or playful; they target every element of Roman society, from slaves t...
By New York Review of Books
ean: 9781590179796, isbn: 159017979X,
J. H. Prynne is Britain’s leading late-modernist poet. His work, as it has emerged since the 1960s, when he was close to Charles Olson and Edward Dorn, is marked by a remarkable combination of lyricism and abstraction, at once austere and playful. ...
By Ballantine Books
ean: 9780345478177, isbn: 0345478177,
This marvelous guide begins where other books on writing and the writing life leave off. Delving deep into the creative process, Bret Lott reveals truths we scarcely realized we needed to know but without which we as writers will soon lose our way. I...
By Modern Library
ean: 9780375759413, isbn: 9780375759413,
Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth represents Wordsworth’s prolific output, from the poems first published in Lyrical Ballads in 1798 that changed the face of English poetry to the late “Yarrow Revisited.” Wordsworth’s poetry is celebrated...
ean: 9780385023511, isbn: 0385023510,
The first complete annotated edition of Milton's poetry available in a one-volume paperback. The text is established from original sources, with collations of all known manuscripts, chronology and verbal variants recorded. Works in Latin, Greek and I...