The Role of the Poet in Early Societies

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Morton W. Bloomfield, Charles W. Dunn
Boydell & Brewer, 1992 - Literary Criticism - 166 pages
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This study draws on a wide range of texts — early Irish, pre-modern Scottish Gaelic, early Welsh, Early Norse, Old English —to illustrate the role of the poet as a tool of power, as seer, and as ceremonial figure.

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Charles W. Dunn is dean of the Robertson School of Government at Regent University. He has served in several political posts, including as a special assistant to the Minority Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives and chief of staff to a U.S. senator from New York. He is also the author of several books, including "The Seven Laws of Presidential Leadership "and "The Future of Conservatism: Conflict and Consensus in the Post-Reagan Era,"

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