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The Resource Rewriting the Old Testament in Anglo-Saxon verse : becoming the chosen people, Samantha Zacher

Rewriting the Old Testament in Anglo-Saxon verse : becoming the chosen people, Samantha Zacher

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Rewriting the Old Testament in Anglo-Saxon verse : becoming the chosen people
Title
Rewriting the Old Testament in Anglo-Saxon verse
Title remainder
becoming the chosen people
Statement of responsibility
Samantha Zacher
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Bible played a crucial role in shaping Anglo-Saxon national and cultural identity. However, access to Biblical texts was necessarily limited to very few individuals in Medieval England. In this book, Samantha Zacher explores how the very earliest English Biblical poetry creatively adapted, commented on and spread Biblical narratives and traditions to the wider population. Systematically surveying the manuscripts of surviving poems, the book shows how these vernacular poets commemorated the Hebrews as God's 'chosen people' and claimed the inheritance of that status for Anglo-Saxon England. Drawing on contemporary translation theory, the book undertakes close readings of the poems Exodus, Daniel and Judith in order to examine their methods of adaptation for their particular theologico-political circumstances and the way they portray and problematize Judaeo-Christian religious identities"--
  • "Through innovative close-readings of surviving manuscripts, this book explores how early Anglo-Saxon poetry adapted Biblical narratives to construct and disseminate a coherent Anglo-Saxon cultural identity"--
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1973-
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Zacher, Samantha
Dewey number
829/.10093823
Index
index present
LC call number
PR203
LC item number
.Z33 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New directions in religion and literature
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  • English poetry
  • Bible and literature
  • Jews in literature
  • Christian poetry, English (Old)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Medieval
  • RELIGION / Christianity / Literature & the Arts
  • RELIGION / Biblical Studies / History & Culture
Label
Rewriting the Old Testament in Anglo-Saxon verse : becoming the chosen people, Samantha Zacher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface: Becoming the chosen people -- Introduction: Encountering the Old Testament in Anglo-Saxon England -- Exodus : reconstructing the ethnogenetic myths of the Hebrews -- Daniel : the translation of divine election -- Judith : holy war and ethnic difference
Control code
863043712
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxi, 189 pages
Isbn
9781441134776
Lccn
2013031144
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)863043712
Label
Rewriting the Old Testament in Anglo-Saxon verse : becoming the chosen people, Samantha Zacher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface: Becoming the chosen people -- Introduction: Encountering the Old Testament in Anglo-Saxon England -- Exodus : reconstructing the ethnogenetic myths of the Hebrews -- Daniel : the translation of divine election -- Judith : holy war and ethnic difference
Control code
863043712
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxi, 189 pages
Isbn
9781441134776
Lccn
2013031144
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)863043712

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