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The binding of religious heroes in Andreas and the Hêliand

Abstract:

Scholarly approaches to the Old English Andreas have tended to emphasise the poem's formulaic debt to Beowulf and the works of Cynewulf, but as of yet unexplored is its strikingly similar use of the binding motif also present in the Old Saxon alliterative gospel, the Hêliand. These two poems, likely produced in a similar period, share not only a depiction of bound religious heroes that far outstrips their sources, but also specific formulaic and linguistic parallels. The suggestion that the H...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/0013838X.2015.1029309

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Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
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English Studies Journal website
Volume:
96
Issue:
5
Pages:
507-524
Publication date:
2015-07-04
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EISSN:
1744-4217
ISSN:
0013-838X
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pubs:663128
URN:
uri:54c758c5-cd23-4d00-9967-05de206be167
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uuid:54c758c5-cd23-4d00-9967-05de206be167
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