Viewing Beowulf through a Model of Christian Kingship

Track:
SIRP
What:
SIRP
When:
9:00 AM, Friday 8 Nov 2019 (1 hour 15 minutes)
Where:
Southdown
Discussion:
0
This paper analyzes Beowulf’s adherence to the Germanic heroic ethos in the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf through a lens of the model of Christian kingship emerging in the late first millennium. This reading of kingship explains Beowulf’s deviations from the heroic ethos and supports his status as a good king.
Participant
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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