Representations Of The Natural World In Old English Poetry by Jennifer NevilleRepresentations Of The Natural World In Old English Poetry by Jennifer Neville

Representations Of The Natural World In Old English Poetry

byJennifer Neville

Paperback | November 2, 2006

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This book examines descriptions of the natural world in a wide range of Old English poetry. Jennifer Neville describes the physical conditions experienced by the Anglo-Saxons and argues that the poetic descriptions were not a reflection of these conditions but a literary device used by Anglo-Saxons to define more important issues, such as the state of humanity, the creation and maintenance of society, the power of individuals, the relationship between God and creation, and the power of writing to control information.
Title:Representations Of The Natural World In Old English PoetryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:236 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521030536

ISBN - 13:9780521030533

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction: defining the natural world; 2. Defining and confining humanity; 3. Constructing society: outside and inside, powerlessness and control; 4. Standing outside, standing out: defining the individual; 5. Representing God: power in and against nature; 6. Enclosing the natural world, knowledge and writing; 7. Conclusion; Bibliograhy; Index.

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