Beowulf as Pre-National Epic: Ethnocentrism in the Poem and its Criticism

  title={Beowulf as Pre-National Epic: Ethnocentrism in the Poem and its Criticism},
  author={Leonard Neidorf},
  pages={847 - 875}
3 Citations
Names and Naming in Beowulf: Studies in Heroic Narrative Tradition
Considerable discussion has formed around names in Beowulf over the course of the poem’s critical history. Debate has persisted as to whether names reflect meaningfully upon their bearers: many
The Structure and Theme of The Fortunes of Men
ABSTRACT This article challenges the notion that the catalogues comprising The Fortunes of Men are structured around the theme of man’s helplessness. It argues, contrary to the claims of the poem’s
The Gepids in Beowulf
  • Leonard Neidorf
  • Linguistics
    ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and Reviews
  • 2019


Writing the Barbarian Past: Studies in Early Medieval Historical Narrative
This book provides studies of narratives concerning the distant, ‘barbarian’ past, composed c.550–c.1000, ranging from Latin ‘national’ histories to Latin and vernacular epics and lays, and examines
Beowulf and the Beowulf Manuscript
The story of Beowulf and his hard-fought victory over the monster Grendel has captured the imagination of readers and listeners for a millennium. The heroic Anglo-Saxon story survives to the world in
Beowulf : The Critical Heritage
Beowulf is the oldest and most complete epic poem in any non-Classical European language. Our only manuscript, written in Old English, dates from close to the year 1000. However, the poem remained