Legends of the Middle Ages

Legends of the Middle Ages

by H. A. Guerber

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"List! we have learnt a tale of other years,
Of kings and warrior Danes, a wondrous tale,
How aethelings bore them in the brunt of war."
Beowulf (Conybeare's tr.).
The most ancient relic of literature of the spoken languages of modern Europe is undoubtedly the epic poem "Beowulf," which is supposed to have been composed by the Anglo-Saxons previous to their invasion of England. Although the poem probably belongs to the fifth century, the only existing manuscript is said to date from the ninth or tenth century.

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ISBN-13: 9781514794029
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2015
Pages: 106
Sales rank: 885,409
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.22(d)

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