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Monsters and the monstrous in medieval northwest Europe

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Published by Peeters in Leuven, Belgium, Sterling, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literature, Medieval -- History and criticism.,
  • Monsters in literature.,
  • English literature -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- History and criticism.,
  • Irish literature -- To 1100 -- History and criticism.,
  • Old Norse literature -- History and criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by K.E. Olsen and L.A.J.R. Houwen.
    SeriesMediaevalia Groningana ;, New ser., v. 3
    ContributionsOlsen, K. E., Houwen, L. A. J. R.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN682.M65 M66 2001
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 176 p. ;
    Number of Pages176
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3942234M
    ISBN 109042910070
    LC Control Number2001021281

      With images, Medieval Monsters out this month from the British Library and distributed by the University of Chicago Press explores these strange creatures. Authors Damien Kempf, a Author: Allison Meier. Europe, GENDER, medieval, Monsters, Old Norse Literature, Gender Abstract This article seeks to explain a bizarre incident involving the Norse god Loki, a length of rope, the ski-goddess Skaði and a goat as a distant analogue of the story of Attis and Cybele in Catullus' Carmen Monstrous is a New England Book Awards Finalist; Monstrous will be published in France; Monstrous is a Junior Library Guild Selection for Spring ; Monstrous will be published in Russia; The (gorgeous!) Cover for MONSTROUS was revealed on Tuesday, J on YA Books Central - You have until 7/24 to enter to win a signed ARC. From Giovanni Boccaccio’s book’ De claris mulieribus’ The second type of humanoid monster includes monopods and blemmyes. Monopods, dwarf-like creatures with a single foot extending from one leg centered in the middle of the body, were first mentioned in Aristophanes’ play The Birds ( BC). Pliny reports that monopods have been spotted in India, a piece of (mis)information which.

    Variations: Myrmecoleo, Myrmekoleon, Mermecoleon, Mermecolion, Mirmicaleon, Mirmicoleon, Murmecoleon, Formicaleon, Ant-Lion, Antlion The Myrmecoleon, or Ant-lion, is a tale of two creatures and many translation errors. Druce distinguishes between the Eastern myrmecoleon, a hybrid of lion and ant, and the Western myrmecoleon, a carnivorous insect.


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ferences between animal threats and humanoid monsters because of the latter’s similarity to and subversion of humanity. See ‘Monsters and Criminals: Defining Humanity in Old English Poetry’, Monsters and the Monstrous in Medieval Northwest Europe, ed. Olsen and L. Rukma Sen began her fascination with female monsters in medieval literature during a class on Beowulf, which describes the Swedish warrior Beowulf, who battles the monster Grendel and eventually takes on both Grendel's mother and a dragon.

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