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From the Sword to the Pen

An Analysis of the Concept of Loyalty in Old English Secular Heroic Poetry


Nicole Gardiner-Stallaert

Contents: This book analyzes the concept of loyalty considered to be typically Germanic and dating back to Tacitus' time in Old English secular heroic poems: Widsith, Deor, The Finnsburh Fragment, Waldere, Beowulf, The Battle of Brunanburh, and The Battle of Maldon.<