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The poetics of commemoration : Skaldic verse and social memory, c. 890-1070 / Erin Michelle Goeres. [electronic resource]

Author/Creator:
Goeres, Erin Michelle, 1982- author.
Publication:
New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource.
Edition:
First edition.
Series:
Oxford English monographs.
Oxford English monographs
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Other Title:
poetics of commemoration
Subjects:
Old Norse poetry -- History and criticism.
Scalds and scaldic poetry -- History and criticism.
Summary:
'The Poetics of Commemoration' is a study of the role poetry played in the commemoration of kings during the Viking age, investigating the variety of ways in which poets responded to the death of a king, and how poetry helped to construct a shared memory and identity for the community he left behind.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on October 14, 2015).
ISBN:
0-19-180817-2