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by Stacy S. Klein, Schipper and Lewis-Simpson
Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2014
Cloth: 978-0-86698-496-6
Library of Congress Classification DA152.M35 2014
Dewey Decimal Classification 387.09420902

The twenty-first century has been marked by an “oceanic turn” and by groundbreaking new research on the previously hidden depths of maritime life, literature, and culture. The Maritime World of the Anglo-Saxons builds upon these new areas of research as the first major volume of essays to explore Anglo-Saxon England’s complex relationship to its maritime history, economy, and sensibilities. Individual essays focus on maritime travel, Viking invasions by sea, littoral culture, the archeology of the whale, and literary mythologies of monstrous sea creatures, bringing together insights from a range of disciplines: archeology, history, literature, paleography, linguistics, art history, critical theory, geography, and cultural studies.