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Author North, Richard, 1961-

Title The origins of Beowulf : from Vergil to Wiglaf / Richard North
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 368 pages) : illustrations
Summary '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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Beowulf.
Kings and rulers in literature.
Wiglaf (Legendary character)
Epic poetry, English (Old) -- History and criticism.
Mythology, Norse, in literature.
Civilization, Anglo-Saxon, in literature.
Mercia (Kingdom) -- In literature.
East Anglia (England) -- In literature.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191709807 ebook