Monthly Archives: March 2014

Making Manuscripts

A manuscript is any book or document that has been hand written by a scribe rather than being printed. All of the medieval texts that we study today, such as Beowulf, were originally presented on manuscripts. In my own opinion, … Continue reading

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Parallels between Grettis Saga and Beowulf

The Grettis Saga is one of the Icelandic sagas that contains literary analogues, which is a story that bears similarities to another story, of the epic Beowulf. It is clear that there are parallel sections from both Beowulf and the … Continue reading

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Otherness breeds monstrosity.

The monstrous in the medieval period is somewhat different to what a modern reader would consider as monstrous. A modern audience associates the ugly and grotesque, along with an individual that commits evil crimes as monstrous. However, a medieval audience … Continue reading

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