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Literary Developments of the Table of Nations and the Tower of Babel in Anglo-Saxon England

@inproceedings{Major2011LiteraryDO,
  title={Literary Developments of the Table of Nations and the Tower of Babel in Anglo-Saxon England},
  author={T. Major},
  year={2011}
}
This dissertation examines the various ways Anglo-Saxon authors interpreted and adapted Genesis 10–11: the Table of Nations and the Tower of Babel narrative. Although Genesis 10–11 offered Christians of Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages a scripturally authorized understanding of the origins of ethnic and linguistic diversity of the world, its nature as an ancient Jewish text that deals with matters more suitable to its original audience than to its late antique and medieval readers allowed… Expand
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