Beowulf and Lejre

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John D. Niles, Marijane Osborn
ACMRS, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2007 - History - 495 pages
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Contents

Preface to the American Edition
17
Preface to the 1991 Danish Edition
19
Fact and Fable 1991
21
The Textual Sources
29
Previous Archaeological Investigations
35
Large Estates
73
The Name Hleipra Hleidr Lethra Lejre
89
Chronological Table
95
The Rise and Fall of a Myth
267
Marijane Osborn The Lejre Connection in BeouufScholarship
287
Some Medieval Sources for the Legendary History of Lejre
295
Ole Worm On the Danes Ancient Sacrifices 1643
391
Erich Pontoppidan from The Danish Atlas 1764
401
Frederik Miinter from Lejre in Zealand at the Beginning of the
411
Et Digt 1837
431
The Early Viking Capital of Denmark 1923
449

Holger Schmidt Reconstruction of the Lejre Hall 1991
103
Tom Christensen A New Round of Excavations at Lejre to 2005
109
Lejre as Seen by Other Contemporary Archaeologists
127
Niles Beowulf and Lejre
169
List of Illustrations 99
170
Marijane Osborn Legends of Lejre Home of Kings
235
Niles Was There a Legend of Lejre?
255
Sigurd Vasegaard four illustrations to Danmarks Riges Krenike 1970
455
The Lejre Experimental Centre
461
Afterword by Tom Shippey
469
Acknowledgments
481
General Index
489
Copyright

About the author (2007)

John D. Niles is Frederic G. Cassidy Professor of Humanities in the Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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