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Elves in Anglo-Saxon England Alaric Hall

Elves in Anglo-Saxon England

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    Elves in Anglo-Saxon England

    Editorial: Boydell & Brewer

    Idioma: Inglés

    ISBN: 9781846155376

    Formatos: PDF (con DRM de Adobe)

    Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

    $1075.00

    Medios de pago
      Elves in Anglo-Saxon England Alaric Hall

      Elves in Anglo-Saxon England

      $1075.00

      Medios de pago

        Elves in Anglo-Saxon England

        Editorial: Boydell & Brewer

        Idioma: Inglés

        ISBN: 9781846155376

        Formatos: PDF (con DRM de Adobe)

        Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

        $1075.00

        Medios de pago
          Sinopsis
          Anglo-Saxon elves (Old English ælfe) are one of the best attested non-Christian beliefs in early medieval Europe, but current interpretations of the evidence derive directly from outdated nineteenth- and early twentieth-century scholarship. Integrating linguistic and textual approaches into an anthropologically-inspired framework, this book reassesses the full range of evidence. It traces continuities and changes in medieval non-Christian beliefs with a new degree of reliability, from pre-conversion times to the eleventh century and beyond, and uses comparative material from medieval Ireland and Scandinavia to argue for a dynamic relationship between beliefs and society. In particular, it interprets the cultural significance of elves as a cause of illness in medical texts, and provides new insights into the much-discussed Scandinavian magic of seidr. Elf-beliefs, moreover, were connected with Anglo-Saxon constructions of sex and gender; their changing nature provides a rare insight into a fascinating area of early medieval European culture. Shortlisted for the Katharine Briggs Folklore Award 2007 ALARIC HALL is a fellow of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies.
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