The Waning Sword
副标题: Conversion Imagery and Celestial Myth in 'Beowulf'
作者: Edward Pettit
出版社: Open Book Publishers,   2020
ISBN: 978-1-78374-827-3
来源数据库: Open Book Publishers
DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0190
关键词: Old EnglishOld English heroic poemBeowulfOld NorseGod Ing/Yngvi-Freyr
原始语种摘要: The image of a giant sword melting stands at the structural and thematic heart of the Old English heroic poem Beowulf. This meticulously researched book investigates the nature and significance of this golden-hilted weapon and its likely relatives within Beowulf and beyond, drawing on the fields of Old English and Old Norse language and literature, liturgy, archaeology, astronomy, folklore and comparative mythology. In Part I, Pettit explores the complex of connotations surrounding this image (from icicles to candles and crosses) by examining a range of medieval sources, and argues that the giant sword may function as a visual motif in which pre-Christian Germanic concepts and prominent Christian symbols coalesce. In Part II, Pettit investigates the broader Germanic background to this...
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  • sword 
  • readings 收银机指示数
  • repossession 返还占有
  • sunlight 日光
  • English 英语英国的英国人的英语的
  • heroic 英勇的
  • alongside 船边
  • endure 忍耐
  • audience 听众
  • struggle 竟争