Anglo-Saxon Charms

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The charms are among the oldest extant specimens of English prose and verse, and in their first form were undoubtedly of heathen origin. In the form in which they have been handed down they are much overlaid with Christian lore, but it is not difficult to recognize the primitive mythological strata. The charms have points of contact with medieval Latin literature, both in form and spirit; and yet they afford us glimpses of the Germanic past, and pictures of the everyday life of the Anglo-Saxons, not found in other Old English poetry.

Creator(s): Johansen, Hazel Lee
Creation Date: 1949  
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Publisher Name: North Texas State College
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1949
Description:

The charms are among the oldest extant specimens of English prose and verse, and in their first form were undoubtedly of heathen origin. In the form in which they have been handed down they are much overlaid with Christian lore, but it is not difficult to recognize the primitive mythological strata. The charms have points of contact with medieval Latin literature, both in form and spirit; and yet they afford us glimpses of the Germanic past, and pictures of the everyday life of the Anglo-Saxons, not found in other Old English poetry.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: English
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iv, 80 leaves : ill.

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Keyword(s): Anglo-Saxon charms | Old English poetry
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • CALL-NO: 379 N81 no.1456
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: n_01456
  • UNTCAT: b2476385 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc83576
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
Format: Text
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Access: Public
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Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.
Holder: Johansen, Hazel Lee