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The Old English Durham and the Cult of Cuthbert

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The Old English Durham is a short poem in praise of the final resting place of Saint Cuthbert, the great seventh-century Anglo-Saxon hermit saint. The present essay argues that the poem asserts the primacy of Durham as cult centre, over the previous centres of Lindisfarne and Chester-le-Street, by depicting the city as a space exceptionally suited to Cuthbert and blessed by his presence. The Durham poet presents a selective and idealized description of the city of Durham that uses a hybrid of...

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Accepted
Peer review status:
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University of Oxford
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Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Journal:
Journal of English and Germanic Philology More from this journal
Acceptance date:
2015-06-22
EISSN:
1945-662X
ISSN:
0363-6941
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uuid:21d4dd23-0c71-4257-b6dc-a2984fba7819
Deposit date:
2015-09-22

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