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ISBN: 0521551838
Author: Richard North
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (January 13, 1998)
Pages: 392
Category: History & Criticism
Subcategory: Literature
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Heathen Gods in Old English Literature is a historical study of the literary references for several pagan deities in Anglo-Saxon England

Heathen Gods in Old English Literature is a historical study of the literary references for several pagan deities in Anglo-Saxon England. Written by the English studies scholar Richard North of University College London, it was first published by Cambridge University Press in 1997.

Series: Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England (Book 22).

Richard North offers a complete revision of our view of Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian paganism and mythology in the pre-Viking and Viking age. He discusses the pre-Christian gods of Bede's history of the Anglo-Saxon conversion with reference to a god known as Ingui.

Anglo-Saxon history, Anglo-Saxon literature North, Richard (1997). Heathen Gods in Old English Literature. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press.

Anglo-Saxon history, Anglo-Saxon literature. Cambridge University Press. Prior to the book's publication, North had previously authored other studies of Anglo-Saxon paganism, such as Pagan Words and Christian Meanings (1991). Heathen Gods in Old English Literature details North's theory that the god Ing played a prominent role in the pre-Christian religion of Anglo-Saxon England, and highlights references to him in such texts as Beowulf and the sole surviving Anglo-Saxon copy of the Book of Exodus. North, Richard (1997).

Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England Nevertheless, North's book is well worth a read and will be well received by readers who enjoy the older style parallel/analogue studies that were popular in the good old (or bad old) days

Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England Nevertheless, North's book is well worth a read and will be well received by readers who enjoy the older style parallel/analogue studies that were popular in the good old (or bad old) days. North's main argument of the book is that the English belonged to the Ingaevonic tribal group, that Ing was a human male version of Nerthus and that the Scandinavian Ingvi-Freyr is one and the same, thus making Ing the main god Worshipped by the Anglo saxons, whilst also worshipping deities such as Woden and Thor.

Автор: Richard North Название: Heathen Gods in Old English Literature Издательство: Cambridge Academ .

Поставляется из: Англии Описание: Richard North offers an interesting view of Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian paganism and mythology in the pre-Viking and Viking age, with special reference to a pre-Christian god known as Ingui.

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Richard North, Simon Keynes, Andy Orchard. Heathen gods are hard to find in Old English literature

Richard North, Simon Keynes, Andy Orchard. Heathen gods are hard to find in Old English literature. Most Anglo-Saxon writers had no interest in them, and scholars today prefer to concentrate on the Christian civilization for which the Anglo-Saxons were so famous. Richard North offers an interesting view of Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian paganism and mythology in the pre-Viking and Viking age. He discusses the pre-Christian gods of Bede's history of the Anglo-Saxon conversion with reference to an orgiastic figure known as Ingui, whom Bede called 'god of this age'.

Old English (Anglo-Saxon) and Medieval Literature. Chaucer and Chaucerians: Critical Studies in Middle English Literature.

Heathen Gods in Old English Lit (Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England, Band 22) .

Anglo Saxon literature and history. John Blair Anglo Saxon. Anglo Saxon literature and history. Heathen Gods in Old English Lit (Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England, Band 22) .

Richard North offers a complete revision of our view of Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian paganism and mythology in the pre-Viking and Viking age. He discusses the pre-Christian gods of Bede's history of the Anglo-Saxon conversion with reference to a god known as Ingui. Using expert knowledge of comparative literary material from Old Norse-Icelandic and other Old Germanic languages, North reconstructs the slender Old English evidence in an imaginative and original treatment of poems such as "Deor" and "The Dream of the Rood."

Comments:

LoboThommy
I'd been looking at getting a copy of this one for a while, but put it off on account of the price. That was a mistake, looking back, I'd gladly go hungry a few days as long as I have quality material like this to be reading through. If you're at all interested in the history of European Heathenry, this book is a must have.
Brazil
North's scholarship is amazing. His reasoning is very fluid, even slippery at times, but he pulls in such a weight of understanding that his conclusions are inescapable. Its a real pleasure to see how the guy's mind works.
Hunaya
North has done his homework and put together a truly educational journey through history and literature. North clears the way to better understanding of the old Gods, their roots and the language used on the continent and in Anglo-Saxon England. He demonstrates how early historians and writers re-mapped and influenced so much of what modern scholars and Heathens hold dear by the way of Icelandic poems, sagas and other early writings. (Beowulf included) After reading this your eye and ear will be more the keener to any text you digest in your studies of Northern ways and history. If you are among the Vanir, this is a must read. If Woden is of interest to you, this is a must read. This book is indispensable.
Yes, pricey. Worth every dollar.
Ndyardin
North has done something no author has done with regard to his subject in far too long; he actually took the time to look into it and put forth his own thoughts instead of regurgitating the works of others. (Most notably Stanley's "search for AS paganism") Just when I thought there was little ground left to break on the subject, along comes North's book and challenges long held and long overlooked aspects of Anglo Saxon pagan belief. From the onset of the book to the final chapter on Paulinus and the Stultus Error (which is brilliant I would like to add)I did not set this book down once. A must have for the student of Anglo Saxon culture and Theodisc Heathens alike. Brilliant work from a brilliant scholar. Wes thu Peter North hal!

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