|Statement||W. F. Bolton.|
|LC Classifications||PR1585 .B6|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xii, 200 p.|
|Number of Pages||200|
|ISBN 10||0713161442, 0813508657|
Alcuin has been allowed to dominate Beowulf in the worst possible way. Such dominations multiply as the book continues. Alcuin was fierce against heresy, and Grendeln mother, for all that she never says a word, is soon 'the proud heretical monster'. Alcuin knew a lot about Offa, king of Mercia, and so we are. Books on Beowulf and Old English heroic epic. Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it . "Beowulf" is revered as one of the oldest works of Anglo-Saxon literature, and it deserves the reverance. But the poem is a lot more than just an old story -- it's a gripping adventure story, and it's also a glimpse of a culture that was pretty much stamped out with the Norman invasion/5(). Alcuin was responsible for the beautiful book design and reader-friendly page layout and ensured the distribution of the copies to monasteries and cathedral churches throughout the Frankish empire. Among Alcuin’s students were two young Germans, Einhard (–), the future biographer of Charles the Great, and Rabanus, a decade his junior.
Beowulf is an anonymous Old English poem about a hero from Geatland (in modern Sweden) who travels to Denmark where he kills man-eating monsters, and who, in later life, back home in Sweden, confronts and kills a fire-breathing dragon, but dies in the effort. In spite of its fairy-tale subject, the poem has attracted serious scholarly interest for nearly two . Read an Excerpt. From John McNamara’s Introduction to Beowulf. Even more perplexing is the question of values and beliefs in the poem. The world of Beowulf is the world of heroic epic, with its legendary fights among larger-than-life figures, both human and monstrous, its scenes of feasting in great beer halls presided over by kings, its accounts of bloody feuds /5(). Alcuin: His Life and Legacy by Douglas Dales (review) Helen Foxhall Forbes that the Old English poem Beowulf is probably contemporary with Alcuin; or the comments on page about ancient Greek and earlymedieval thought on the immortality of the soul and the corporeality of the body). In summary, this book provides a good basic. Alcuin: Theology and Thought. Cambridge, UK: James Clarke, E-mail Citation» Although intended for general readers, this book is inevitably dense and at times difficult because of the complexity of Alcuin’s thought. It surveys Alcuin’s intellectual contributions, especially to theology.