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Beowulf: Reference

General Reference

Beowulf Resources

Beowulf - New World Encyclopedia

Beowulf (c. 700 C.E.) is a heroic epic poem, written in Old English, and easily the most important work of literature written in that language. At over 3,000 lines, the poem makes up 10 percent of the entire corpus of extant Old English literature.

Beowulf | Old English poem

heroic poem, the highest achievement of Old English literature and the earliest European vernacular . Preserved in a single manuscript (Cotton Vitellius A XV) from c. 1000, it deals with events of the early 6th century and is believed to have been composed between 700 and 750.

Beowulf Resources

Information about Beowulf, the Old English epic poem, featuring an organized collection of the best Internet resources. Also lists selected books and related resources about Anglo-Saxon and Medieval studies, the language of Beowulf, Sir Robert Cotton, Sutton Hoo and archaeology. Site moved from greenhamlet.com to beowulfresources.com in January 2014.

Select Beowulf Bibliography

Anderson, Carolyn. "G├Žst, Gender, and Kin in Beowulf: Consumption of the Boundaries." The Heroic Age 5 (2001). 2 April 2006 . Andersson, Theodore. "The Thief in Beowulf." Speculum 59 (1984): 493-508. Arent, Margaret. "The Heroic Pattern: Old Germanic Helmets, Beowulf, and Grettis saga." Old Norse Literature and Mythology. Ed. E.

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