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Author Estes, Heide (Heide Ruth), author.

Title Anglo-Saxon literary landscapes : ecotheory and the environmental imagination / Heide Estes.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2017]


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Description 1 online resource (208 pages)
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Series Environmental humanities in pre-modern cultures
Environmental humanities in pre-modern cultures.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Imagining the sea in secular and religious poetry -- Ruined landscapes -- Rewriting Guthlac's Wilderness -- Animal natures -- Objects and hyperobjects -- Conclusion: ecologies of the past and the future.
Summary Literary scholars have traditionally understood landscapes, whether natural or manmade, as metaphors for humanity instead of concrete settings for peoples actions. This book accepts the natural world as such by investigating how Anglo-Saxons interacted with and conceived of their lived environments. Examining Old English poems, such as 'Beowulf' and 'Judith', as well as descriptions of natural events from the 'Anglo-Saxon Chronicle' and other documentary texts, Heide Estes shows that Anglo-Saxon ideologies which view nature as diametrically opposed to humans, and the natural world as designed for human use, have become deeply embedded in our cultural heritage, language, and more.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed January 11, 2018).
Subject Nature in literature.
Landscapes in literature.
Ecology in literature.
POETRY / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Ecocriticism. (OCoLC)fst00901428
Ecology in literature. (OCoLC)fst00901557
Landscapes in literature. (OCoLC)fst01899802
Nature in literature. (OCoLC)fst01034680
English literature -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- History and criticism.
Nature in literature.
Landscape in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Title Ecotheory and the environmental imagination
ISBN 9789048528387 (electronic bk.)
9048528380 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000062590646

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