On the Origins of Germanic Heroic Poetry. A Case Study of the Legend of the Burgundians

@inproceedings{Ghosh2007OnTO,
  title={On the Origins of Germanic Heroic Poetry. A Case Study of the Legend of the Burgundians},
  author={Shami Ghosh},
  year={2007}
}
The following paper attempts to reassess the value of current theories regarding the origins of heroic poetry in the Germanic languages. It is based on a thorough consideration of the evidence for heroic poetry and historical or memorial traditions in the early middle ages, the period when this poetry are supposed to have originated. I differentiate between three stages of reception for the extant legends: the original audience, the peoples whose histories the legends purport to tell and among… Expand
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