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- DescriptionThis book considers evidence for Germanic goddesses in England and on the Continent, and argues that modern scholarship has tended to focus too heavily on the tion of divine functions or spheres of activity, such as fertility or warfare, rather than considering the extent to which goddesses are rooted in localities and social structures - such local religious manifestations are more important to Germanic paganisms than is often supposed, and should caution us against assumptions of pan-Germanic traditional beliefs. Linguistic and omastic evidence is t always well integrated into discussions of historical developments in the early Middle Ages, and this book provides both an introduction to the models and methods employed throughout, and a model for further research into the linguistic evidence for traditional beliefs among the Germanic-speaking communities of early medieval Europe.
- Author BiographyPhilip A. Shaw is Lecturer in English Language and Old English, University of Leicester, UK.
- Author(s)Philip A. Shaw
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication21/04/2011
- SubjectRegional History
- Series TitleStudies in Early Medieval History
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBristol Classical Press
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight222 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine9 mm
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound
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