TITLE

Widsith and the Anthropology of the Past

AUTHOR(S)
Niles, John D.
PUB. DATE
January 1999
SOURCE
Philological Quarterly;Winter/Spring99, Vol. 78 Issue 1/2, p171
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses an Anglo-Saxon origin myth constructed out of a selective purveying of Continental and Roman story. Defiance of literary analysis by the poem 'Widsith'; Knowledge the Anglo-Saxons possessed concerning ancient peoples and kings; Benefit of anthropological approaches to medieval literature; Examination of a document or artifact from the Anglo-Saxon period.
ACCESSION #
3703364

 

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