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Beowulf: The Critical Heritage Hardcover - 1998

by Andreas Haarder (Editor); T. a. Shippey (Editor)


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Beowulf is the oldest and most complete epic poem in any non-Classical European language. Our only manuscript, written in Old English, dates from close to the year 1000. However, the poem remained effectively unknown even to scholars until the year 1815, when it was first published in Copenhagen.
This impressive volume selects over one hundred works of critical commentary from the vast body of scholarship on Beowulf - including English translations from German, Danish, Latin and Spanish - from the poem's first mention in 1705 to the Anglophone scholarship of the early twentieth century. Tom Shippey provides both a contextual introduction and a guide to the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century scholarship which generated these Beowulf commentaries.
The book is a vital document for the study of one of the major texts of 'the Northern renaissance', in which completely unknown poems and even languages were brought to the attention first of the learned world and then of popular culture. It also acts as a valuable guide to the development of nationalist and racist sentiment, beginning romantically and ending with World War and attempted genocide.

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  • Title Beowulf: The Critical Heritage
  • Author Andreas Haarder (Editor); T. a. Shippey (Editor)
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Pages 612
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Routledge
  • Date 1998-09-17
  • ISBN 9780415029704 / 0415029708
  • Weight 1.69 lbs (0.77 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.94 x 5.64 x 1.52 in (22.71 x 14.33 x 3.86 cm)
  • Library of Congress subjects Epic poetry, English (Old) - History and, Civilization, Anglo-Saxon, in literature
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 98008224
  • Dewey Decimal Code 829.3

About the author

Tom Shippey holds the Alter J. Ong S.J. Chair of Humanities at Saint Louis University. He has published repeatedly on Beowulf and Old English peotry generally. His colleague Professor Andreas Haarder published the groundbreaking study Beowulf: the Appeal of a Poem (1975).

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