Beowulf: A Ladybird Expert Book

Beowulf: A Ladybird Expert Book

by Janina Ramirez

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Overview

Part of the ALL-NEW LADYBIRD EXPERT SERIES

'This accessible illustrated guide is a great introduction to the story, its origins and its enduring legacy' BBC HISTORY

- Which is more terrifying - a monster or its mother?
- Why did Berserkers run naked into battle?
- How was the story of Beowulf almost lost forever?

PLUNGE into the adventures of Beowulf, the 6th Century hero who defeated the monster Grendel, became king of his people, and slayed a tremendous dragon. Surviving in a single, burnt manuscript, Beowulf continues to entrance readers and inspire major works of fantasy today.

WARRIORS. MONSTERS. DRAGONS. GOLD.

Janina Ramirez's Beowulf is an accessible and authoritative guide to the spellbinding world and daring feats of a poem remembered through the centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405935951
Publisher: Penguin UK
Publication date: 09/05/2019
Series: Ladybird Expert Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 56
Sales rank: 876,082
File size: 13 MB
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Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Dr Janina Ramirez is a presenter, lecturer and researcher. She specialises in interpreting symbols, and examining art works within their historical context. Following a degree in English Language and Literature at St Anne's College, Oxford, Nina went to the prestigious Centre for Medieval Studies in York. Here she completed an MA and PhD on birds in Anglo-Saxon art and literature.
Following her post-graduate study, she gained a lecturing post at the Department for Art History at York University. She has taught at Warwick and Winchester Universities, and is now Course Director for the Undergraduate Certificate in History of Art at the Department for Continuing Education, Oxford University. She also lectures for the Victoria and Albert Museum.
She has published widely on medieval art and literature, and has taught and researched across a broad chronological sweep, covering everything from the sculptures of antiquity to post-modern architecture. Her experience also stretches beyond the world of art, having lectured in archaeology, history, literature and language. In terms of presenting, she has worked on a number of documentaries for BBC4. These have included 'Saints&Sinners: Britain's Millennium of Monasteries', 'Illuminations: The Private Lives of Medieval Kings' and 'Chivalry&Betrayal: The Hundred Years War'. She is a passionate and enthused academic driven by a desire to share ideas.


Dr Janina Ramirez is a presenter, lecturer and researcher, specialising in interpreting symbols and examining art works within their historical context. She is Course Director for the Undergraduate Certificate and Diploma in History of Art at the Department for Continuing Education, Oxford University. She has published widely on medieval art and literature, and has taught and researched across a broad chronological sweep, covering everything from the sculptures of antiquity to post-modern architecture. She has also written and presented a number of documentaries for BBC4 and Radio Four, and is a regular guest presenter of Front Row. She is a passionate and enthused academic driven by a desire to share ideas.

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