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Conceptualizing the Enemy in Early Northwest Europe: Metaphors of Conflict and Alterity in Anglo-Saxon, Old Norse, and Early Irish Poetry (Medieval ... English, Old Norse and Middle Irish Edition)


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Despite the prominence of conflicts in all mythological and heroic literature, perceptions of these conflicts and their participants are culture-sensitive both in form and content. Socio-economic, political and religious factors play a major role in the formation of such perceptions and their expression in literary form. 'Making Enemies in Early Northwest Europe: Metaphors of Alterity and Conflict in Anglo-Saxon, Old Norse and Early Irish Poetry' provides the first comparative analysis that explores a variety of conceptualisations of the enemy and alterity as they arise in three literary and cultural contexts of the early North Sea world. It applies Conceptual Metaphor Theory, corrobated by literary analysis and anthropological theory, to a range of(pseudo-) mythological, heroic and occasionalpoetry,including 'Beowulf', two Old English charms, Old Norse skaldic and eddic verse, poems from the Ulster Cycle, the pseudo-historical 'Lebor Gabála Érenn' ('The Book of the Taking of Ireland'), as well as highly idiosyncratic early Irish occasional poems. The book sheds light on a wide spectrum of metaphorical techniques that aid the conceptualisation of various forms of alterity and that range from unique, culture-specificimage metaphors to common metaphorical constructions that betray the presence of a shared Indo-European heritage in all three poetic corpora.

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