The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England

The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England

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This study concerns the importance of the sword in Anglo-Saxon and Viking society, with reference to surviving swords and literary sources, especially Beowulf.To read Beowolf is to be immediately aware of the aura of magical power the poet vested in the sword, and Hilda Ellis Davidsona#39;s other concern in this book is to look at literary sources for what they reveal of the quality of a good sword ...

Title:The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England
Author:Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson
Publisher:Boydell & Brewer Ltd - 1998-01-01


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