Beyond Arthurian Romances

Beyond Arthurian Romances

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This essay collection addresses how the Victorians looked to the Middle Ages to create a sense of authority, often false, for their own ideas in areas such as art, religion, gender expectations, and social services.... rude, earnest, a€ yielding a mythology with a vibrant mishmash of solemnity and broad humor.30 Carlylea#39;s appreciation for ... Arnold especially emphasizes this stunted lifestyle in his drastic revision of Odin, the king of the gods, who was ... in which Odin, learning that Baldera#39;s dreams foretell his death, takes his mythical steed Sleipnir to the underworld to ... The journey is daring but fruitless: Odin cannot protect Balder from his fate any more than he can avert his own death at Ragnarok.

Title:Beyond Arthurian Romances
Author:Jennifer Palmgren, Lorretta M. Holloway
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2005-06-04


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