The Old English Epic of Waldere

The Old English Epic of Waldere The epic fragments of Waldere yield some of the earliest lore concerning migration period heroes such as Attila the Hun Theodoric the Ostrogoth Walter son of Aelfhere and Gunther and Hagen of the N

  • Title: The Old English Epic of Waldere
  • Author: Jonathan Himes
  • ISBN: 9781443805582
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The epic fragments of Waldere yield some of the earliest lore concerning migration period heroes such as Attila the Hun, Theodoric the Ostrogoth, Walter son of Aelfhere, and Gunther and Hagen of the Nibelungs, while at the same time expressing political concerns that the Viking age poet shared with his audience Imagery and themes such as armaments and the worthiness of waThe epic fragments of Waldere yield some of the earliest lore concerning migration period heroes such as Attila the Hun, Theodoric the Ostrogoth, Walter son of Aelfhere, and Gunther and Hagen of the Nibelungs, while at the same time expressing political concerns that the Viking age poet shared with his audience Imagery and themes such as armaments and the worthiness of warriors to bear them point to the climax of Walter s victory over Gudhere in single combat, a duel presenting an ethical dilemma for Hagen as indicated in both of the extant leaves This critical edition resolves some long standing textual cruces while also providing background on Old English heroism, weapons, and versification.

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  • A brilliant study, text and translation of the waldere fragments. The author places the fragments in the context of an Anglo-Frankish culture, rather than the usual Anglo-Danish culture that was put forward by past editors of the poem. By using ultraviolet lights on the text, Himes manages to establish that the word mid is actually the Old High German/Franconian word mit, firmly establishing Frankish influence on the poem.Of particular interest is the authors idea that the beginning of the fragm [...]



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