A Case for the East Anglian Provenance of Beowulf

Mosteller Jr., J. Donovan
January 1992
Medieval Perspectives;1992, Vol. 7, p124
Academic Journal
The article highlights studies on the language of the East Anglian provenance of Beowulf. It states that the historical and archaeological facts of the poem's content indicates strong Suffolk-Scandinavian connections, where the political and religious circumstances of East Anglia provides an ideal context for producing the poem. Poet Peter Clemoes notes that the style of Beowulf is more archaic and primitive in word-order and imagery. It emphasizes that the poem entails the presence of Anglian dialectal elements.


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