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The origins of Beowulf: from Vergil to Wiglaf

The origins of Beowulf: from Vergil to Wiglaf

North, Richard, 1961-

'The Origins of Beowulf' suggests that the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf was composed in the winter of 826-7 as a requiem for King Beornwulf of Mercia on behalf of Wiglaf, the ealdorman who succeeded him. This study combines detective work with literary analysis to form a case that no future investigation will be able to ignore

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English.
Published Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006
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Statement of responsibility: Richard North
ISBN: 0191709808, 9780191709807, 9780199206612
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Description based on print version record.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 368 p.) : ill.
Subject: Kings and rulers in literature.; East Anglia (England) In literature.; Wiglaf (Legendary character); Mercia (Kingdom) In literature.; Epic poetry, English (Old) History and criticism.; Beowulf.; Civilization, Anglo-Saxon, in literature.; Mythology, Norse, in literature.