Heroic identity in the world of Beowulf / by Scott Gwara.

In exploring the identities of foreign fighters seeking glory abroad, this revisionist book challenges the traditional view of Beowulf as a 'hero', who emphasizes the obligations attending excellence and the temptation of power, both personal and civic.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Gwara, Scott, 1962-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
Series:Medieval and Renaissance authors and texts ; v. 2.
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Online Access:CONNECT