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Prologue: Earliest Contacts: Medieval Poetry and Old Norse Myth

Heather O’Donoghue

in English Poetry and Old Norse Myth: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199562183
eISBN:
9780191789489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562183.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

The prologue considers the influence of Old Norse myth on pre-Conquest literature, and focuses on the Old English poem Beowulf. Although Anglo-Saxon poets, working in the centuries before Old Norse ... More


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