The Heroic Age

The Heroic Age No one can fail to observe that certain similar features are to be found in poems of this type which are widely separated from one another both in date and place of origin In view of this fact it has

  • Title: The Heroic Age
  • Author: Hector Munro Chadwick
  • ISBN: 9780742641891
  • Page: 237
  • Format: Hardcover
  • No one can fail to observe that certain similar features are to be found in poems of this type which are widely separated from one another both in date and place of origin In view of this fact it has seemed worth while to attempt a comparative study of two groups of such poems with the object of determining the nature of the resemblances between them and the causes to whiNo one can fail to observe that certain similar features are to be found in poems of this type which are widely separated from one another both in date and place of origin In view of this fact it has seemed worth while to attempt a comparative study of two groups of such poems with the object of determining the nature of the resemblances between them and the causes to which they are due Occasional illustrations have been taken from other groups of poems belonging to the same type The first part of the book deals with the early heroic poetry and traditions of the Teutonic peoples, especially with those stories which were the common property of various Teutonic peoples It is pointed out that these stories all relate to a period with definite limits a period for which a considerable amount of information is available from external sources The subjects discussed include the distribution of the stories and the relationship between the various versions of them, the antiquity of the earliest poems and the conditions under which they were produced Lastly, an attempt has been made to estimate the significance of the various elements, historical, mythical and fictitious, of which the stories are composed The second part deals with Greek heroic poetry and traditions These relate to a period for which little or no external evidence is available and consequently they present many problems, the bearings of which can hardly be estimated without reference to the existence of similar phenomena elsewhere.

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    1. Hector Munro Chadwick

      Hector Munro Chadwick, Professor of Anglo Saxon at Cambridge 1912 41 , married to Nora Chadwick, worked during his career to integrate history and archaeology into the study of the philology of Old English.

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