The Idea of Anglo-Saxon England 1066-1901

The Idea of Anglo-Saxon England 1066-1901

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The Idea of Anglo Saxon England, 1066-1901 presents the first systematic review of the ways in which Anglo-Saxon studies have evolved from their beginnings to the twentieth century Tells the story of how the idea of Anglo-Saxon England evolved from the Anglo-Saxons themselves to the Victorians, serving as a myth of origins for the English people, their language, and some of their most cherished institutions Combines original research with established scholarship to reveal how current conceptions of English identity might be very different if it were not for the discovery ? and invention ? of the Anglo-Saxon past Reveals how documents dating from the Anglo-Saxon era have greatly influenced modern attitudes toward nationhood, race, religious practice, and constitutional liberties Includes more than fifty images of manuscripts, early printed books, paintings, sculptures, and major historians of the eraWanleya#39;s recognition of this poema#39;s literary excellence is a sign of his critical acumen, for Beowulf had not previously ... Wanley first quotes what in current lineation are lines 1a€“19 of Beowulf, up to the words Scyldes eafera scede landum in, anbsp;...

Title:The Idea of Anglo-Saxon England 1066-1901
Author:John D. Niles
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2015-09-28


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