Anglo-Saxon Literary Landscapes
Heide Estes
Ecotheory and the Environmental Imagination
Anglo-Saxon Literary Landscapes
€ 85,00
ISBN:
9789089649447
Release date:
28-08-2017
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Directly
Edition:
Hardback
Pages:
216
Author:
Heide Estes
Series:
Anglo-Saxon Literary Landscapes
Literary scholars have traditionally understood landscapes, whether natural or manmade, as metaphors for humanity instead of concrete settings for people's actions. This book accepts the natural world as such by investigating how Anglo-Saxons interacted with and conceived of their lived environments. Examining Old English poems, such as Beowulf and Judith, as well as descriptions of natural events from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and other documentary texts, Heide Estes shows that Anglo-Saxon ideologies which view nature as diametrically opposed to humans, and the natural world as designed for human use, have become deeply embedded in our cultural heritage, language, and more. .