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The cultural world in Beowulf, John M. Hill

Label
The cultural world in Beowulf
Title
The cultural world in Beowulf
Statement of responsibility
John M. Hill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Beowulf is one of the most important poems in Old English and the first major poem in a European vernacular language. It dramatizes behaviour in a complex social world - a martial, aristocratic world that we often distort by imposing on it our own biases and values. In this cross-disciplinary study, John Hill looks at Beowulf from a comparative ethnological point of view. He provides a thorough examination of the socio-cultural dimensions of the text and compares the social milieu of Beowulf to that of similarly organized cultures. Through examination of historical analogs in northern Europe and France, as well as past and present societies on the Pacific rim in Southeast Asia, a complex and extended society is uncovered and an astonishingly different Beowulf is illuminated
Member of
Cataloging source
CaOTU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hill, John M.
Dewey number
829/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR1585
LC item number
.H55 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Anthropological horizons ;
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epic poetry, English (Old)
  • Civilization, Anglo-Saxon, in literature
  • Literature and anthropology
  • Civilization, Germanic
  • Culture in literature
  • Poésie épique anglaise (vieil anglais)
  • Epiek
  • Cultuur
  • Angelsaksen
  • Germanen
  • Beowulf (anoniem)
  • Kultur
  • Épopées anglaises
  • Beowulf
Label
The cultural world in Beowulf, John M. Hill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [203]-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Feud settlements in Beowulf
  • The temporal world in Beowulf
  • The jural world in Beowulf
  • The economy of honour in Beowulf
  • The psychological world in Beowulf
Control code
31288758
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 224 pages
Isbn
9780802074386
Isbn Type
(paper : acid-free)
Lccn
95166268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
UMKC: Nichols copy forms part of the Edwin J. Westermann Medieval Studies Collection.
System control number
(WaOLN)1162454
Label
The cultural world in Beowulf, John M. Hill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [203]-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Feud settlements in Beowulf
  • The temporal world in Beowulf
  • The jural world in Beowulf
  • The economy of honour in Beowulf
  • The psychological world in Beowulf
Control code
31288758
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 224 pages
Isbn
9780802074386
Isbn Type
(paper : acid-free)
Lccn
95166268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
UMKC: Nichols copy forms part of the Edwin J. Westermann Medieval Studies Collection.
System control number
(WaOLN)1162454

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