9780719063992

Water and Fire The Myth of the Flood in Anglo-Saxon England

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  • ISBN13:

    9780719063992

  • ISBN10:

    071906399X

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-01-01
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press

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Summary

Noah's Flood is one of the Bible's most popular stories, and flood myths survive in many cultures today. This book presents the first comprehensive examination of the incorporation of the Flood myth into the Anglo-Saxon imagination. Focusing on literary representations, it contributes to our understanding of how Christian Anglo-Saxons perceived their place in the cosmos. For them, history unfolded between the primeval Deluge and a future - perhaps imminent - flood of fire, which would destroy the world. This study reveals both an imaginative diversity and shared interpretations of the Flood myth. Anglo-Saxons saw the Flood as a climactic event in God's ongoing war with his more rebellious creatures, but they also perceived the mystery of redemption through baptism.

Author Biography

Daniel Anlezark is Lecturer in English Studies at the University of Sydney.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. 'You see the water, you see the wood': The Bible and the Fathers 2. A Manifold Mystery: Bede on the Flood 3. Learning the lesson of the Flood 4. Flood, Covenant and Apocalypse in Old English Poetry 5. Planting Noah's Seed 6. Beowulf and the Myth of the Flood Conclusion

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