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The Aesthetics of Nostalgia: Historical Representation in Old English Verse
 0802099718, 9780802099716, 1487521537, 9781487521530

Table of contents :
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction: The Form of History
1. Art and History in Old English Heroic Poetry
2. In Principio: Origins of the Present in Anglo-Saxon Biblical Verse
3. Verse Memorials and the Viking Conflict
4. Poetic Memory: The Canonical Verse of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
5. Transitional Verse in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: Changing the Shape of History
Conclusion: The Past in the Present
Bibliography
Index

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