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The Resource Representations of the natural world in Old English poetry, Jennifer Neville

Representations of the natural world in Old English poetry, Jennifer Neville

Label
Representations of the natural world in Old English poetry
Title
Representations of the natural world in Old English poetry
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Neville
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines descriptions of the natural world in a wide range of Old English poetry. Jennifer Neville describes the physical conditions experienced by the Anglo-Saxons - the animals, diseases, landscapes, seas and weather with which they had to contend. She argues that poetic descriptions of these elements were not a reflection of the existing physical conditions but a literary device used by Anglo-Saxons to define more important issues: the state of humanity, the creation and maintenance of society, the power of individuals, the relationship between God and creation, and the power of writing to control information
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Neville, Jennifer
Dewey number
829/.1
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in Anglo-Saxon England
Series volume
27
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English poetry
  • Nature in literature
Label
Representations of the natural world in Old English poetry, Jennifer Neville
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-216) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: defining the natural world -- Defining and confining humanity -- Constructing society: outside and inside, powerlessness and control -- Standing outside, standing out: defining the individual -- Representing God; power in and against nature -- Enclosing the natural world: knowledge and writing -- Conclusion
Control code
ocm48138431
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521640367
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)48138431
Label
Representations of the natural world in Old English poetry, Jennifer Neville
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-216) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: defining the natural world -- Defining and confining humanity -- Constructing society: outside and inside, powerlessness and control -- Standing outside, standing out: defining the individual -- Representing God; power in and against nature -- Enclosing the natural world: knowledge and writing -- Conclusion
Control code
ocm48138431
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521640367
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)48138431

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