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Beowulf and old Germanic metre, Geoffrey Russom

Label
Beowulf and old Germanic metre
Title
Beowulf and old Germanic metre
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Russom
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This 1998 book is a clear and accessible account of early Germanic alliterative verse which explains how such verse was treated by the Beowulf poet. There are differences of poetic style between Beowulf and the otherwise similar verse of ancient Scandinavia and continental Europe. Such distinctions have intrigued scholars for over a century, but Russom is the first to provide a systematic explanation of Old English, Old Norse, Old Saxon, and Old High German alliterative metres. The system of alliterative rules described by Russom derives from ordinary language; the rules change with language over historical time, rather than persisting as arbitrary restrictions. Once the relations between language and metre are identified, it is possible to see how language change yielded the divergent metrical practices which gave each tradition its special character. Russom's results should interest scholars of Old English and related Germanic languages, as well as linguists and those concerned with poetic metre
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Russom, Geoffrey
Dewey number
829/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR1588
LC item number
.R87 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in Anglo-Saxon England
Series volume
23
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • Germanic languages
  • Civilization, Anglo-Saxon
  • Rhetoric, Medieval
  • Alliteration
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Alliteration
  • Civilization, Anglo-Saxon
  • English language
  • English language
  • Germanic languages
  • Rhetoric, Medieval
  • Versification
  • Gedichten
  • Beowulf (anoniem)
  • Oudgermaans
  • Alliteratie
  • Metriek
Label
Beowulf and old Germanic metre, Geoffrey Russom
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-224) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Metrical archaisms
  • 6.
  • Alliteration
  • 7.
  • Metrical subordination within the foot
  • 8.
  • Resolution
  • 9.
  • Word order and stress within the clause
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Old Saxon alliterative verse
  • 11.
  • Hildebrandslied
  • 12.
  • Conclusions
  • Verses specially discussed
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • The foot
  • 3.
  • The verse
  • 4.
  • Light feet and extrametrical words
Control code
48138597
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 235 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511002793
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)48138597
Label
Beowulf and old Germanic metre, Geoffrey Russom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-224) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Metrical archaisms
  • 6.
  • Alliteration
  • 7.
  • Metrical subordination within the foot
  • 8.
  • Resolution
  • 9.
  • Word order and stress within the clause
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Old Saxon alliterative verse
  • 11.
  • Hildebrandslied
  • 12.
  • Conclusions
  • Verses specially discussed
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • The foot
  • 3.
  • The verse
  • 4.
  • Light feet and extrametrical words
Control code
48138597
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 235 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511002793
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)48138597

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