Leadership and Mediavel formation of ethnic nationalism: centralization

Classic Bulletin
Issue 2
Summer/Autumn 2016
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Leadership and Mediavel formation of ethnic nationalism: centralization

by Eduardo Wellington,
Smith College, USA
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Abstract: One of the Beowulf poet's purposes is to inspire a sense of common identity in an ethnically complex audience by reimagining relations between vari-ous hero-peoples of a traditional past with whom members of that audience might have identified. However, the poem's ethnogenesis failed to achieve broad cul-tural authority. It proved superfluous to the task of national consciousness-building which was already being accomplished on a biblical model of moral ethnicity adumbrated in the poem itself.

Gender, Consumption of the Boundaries, psichological feminine

Classical Bulletin
Issue 2
Summer/Autumn 2016

Gender, Consumption of the Boundaries, psichological feminine
By Catherine Mary
University of Wyoming
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Abstract: Grendel's Mother's masculinity is connected with the textual anxiety over kinslaughter in Beowulf. Grendel's Mother enacts the physical threat be-tween hosts and guests, which itself recalls the ever present violence between men and the closest reflections of themselves, their kin. Gest (host, guest), literal-ly embodies the social relationship of consumption at both the metaphorical and physical levels; the term suggests more fluidity in the threat Grendel's mother poses to Beowulf than the purely oppositional one of monster, or even the psy-chological one of archaic feminine annihilation.

Anthropological and Sociological reports: social determinism in the ancient time

Classical Bulletin
Issue 2
Summer/Autumn 2016
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Anthropological and Sociological reports: social determinism in the ancient time
By David Morrinston,
South Illinois University, USA
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Abstract
The Beowulf poet's use of the term fehð or feud differs from that of modern anth-ropologists-the poet uses the term to define any ongoing violent intra or inter social conflict, lending it irony and tragedy.
Reprinted with revisions from Philological Quarterly, Winter 1999, 78:77-95.
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Contents:
•Introduction
•The Feud's Reciprocal Character
•The Feud's Ideological Character
•The Feud as Trope
•Conclusion
•Notes
•Bibliography

Analyze of the women, major of the female characters

Classical Bulletin
Issue 2
Summer/Autumn 2016
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Analyze of the women, major of the female characters
By D`harry Clark
Western Michigan University

Abstract: This paper examines the roles of the women in Beowulf, focusing on those of hostess, peaceweavers, and monsters. When read through an anthropo-logical lens, Beowulf presents the female characters as being central both in the story itself and in the society presented in the poem.
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Contents:
•Introduction
•Wealhtheow and Hygd: Woman as Hostess
•Hildeburh and Freawaru: Woman as Peaceweaver
•Grendel's Mother and Thryth: Woman as Monster

Ancient stories on Beowulf

Classical Bulletin
Issue 2
Summer/Autumn 2016
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Ancient stories on Beowulf
by Dorothy N. Bruce
Southern Florida College, USA
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Abstract: This essay explores how Beowulf may have indoctrinated the young warriors hearing the tale. The poem prompts the geoguð (young warriors) to con-sider how they would respond in psychologically threatening situations, and it presents as their model Beowulf, who faces each risk bravely and is justly re-warded.aaaaaa