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The Possible Begetter of the Old English Beowulf and Widsith (Paperback) Loot Price: R258
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The Possible Begetter of the Old English Beowulf and Widsith (Paperback): Albert Stanburrough Cook
The Possible Begetter of the Old English Beowulf and Widsith (Paperback): Albert Stanburrough Cook

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The Possible Begetter of the Old English Beowulf and Widsith (Paperback)

Albert Stanburrough Cook

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 Excerpt: ... the scholarship represented by Bede, while Green (p. 398) talks of the 'school of biography' represented by Eddi and the author of the anonymous life of Cuthbert. 'P. 226; cf. Lappenberg 1. 200-201. Of him Chadwick says (Origin of the English Nation, p. 131): 'We may infer with some probability that Offa was the most famous of the kings of Angel.' The most famous Offa that ever existed in England was the one who ruled over Mercia from 757 to 796. With him Charlemagne dealt almost as an equal, and he seems to have been regarded on the Continent as monarch of the whole English nation.' It was he who founded the monastery of St. Albans. He, it is evident, can not be, for reasons of chronology, the Offa of Widsith and Beowulf. However, there was produced in the monastery of St. Albans, about the year 1200, as we have seen, the Lives of the Two Offas--that is, of the Continental and the Mercian. The life of the Mercian Offa has much to say concerning the murderous disposition of his wife Drida--which is evidently only another form of Thryth or Thrytho. This can not be accounted for by any known historical fact. Offa's wife was named Cynethryth, the second element in which name may account for the Drida, or Thryth; but Cynethryth, being known for her piety, was of a totally different nature.2 As an inference from the thirteenth-century Lives of the Two Offas, and from the fact that the Continental Offa appears in the Mercian genealogy, Ten Brink was led to conclude2 that those who were most interested in the Beowulfian reference to Offa would naturally have been Mercian, especially as the passage in question is quite episodic, and its introduction seems decidedly forced. He next asked whether, after all, there might not have been a historic character from whom t...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Albert Stanburrough Cook
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 28
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-24043-0
Barcode: 9781235240430
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-235-24043-6

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