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Published: 17 July 2014

254 Pages


ISBN: 9780199562183

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English Poetry and Old Norse Myth

A History

Heather O'Donoghue

  • The only full length study of the influence of Old Norse myth throughout English literary history
  • Wide chronological scope
  • Includes a succinct survey of what we mean by Old Norse myth, and an account of the literary tradition by which it was transmitted
  • Explores issues of political and religious concern: national myths of origin; racial supremacy; attitudes to the cultural heritage of the pagan North