The Resource Satan unbound : the Devil in Old English narrative literature, Peter Dendle

Satan unbound : the Devil in Old English narrative literature, Peter Dendle

Label
Satan unbound : the Devil in Old English narrative literature
Title
Satan unbound
Title remainder
the Devil in Old English narrative literature
Statement of responsibility
Peter Dendle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The devil is perhaps the single most recurring character in Old English narrative literature, and yet his function in the highly symbolic narrative world of hagiography has never been systematically studied. Certain inconsistencies characteristically accompany the nebulous devil in early medieval narrative accounts - he is simultaneously bound in hell and yet roaming the earth; he is here identified as the chief of demons, and there taken as a collective term for the totality of demons; he is at one point a medical parasite and at another a psychological principle." "Satan Unbound argues that these open-ended registers in the conceptualisation of the devil allowed Anglo-Saxon writes a certain latitude for creative mythography, even within the orthodox tradition. The narrative tensions resulting from the devil's protean character opaquely reflect deep-rooted anxieties in the early medieval understanding of the territorial distribution of the moral cosmos, the contested spiritual provinces of the demonic and the divine. The ubiquitous conflict between saint and demon constitutes an ontological study of the boundaries between the holy and the unholy, rather than a psychological study of temptation and sin."--Jacket
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dendle, Peter
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PR179.D48
  • PN57.D4
LC item number
  • D46 2001
  • D46 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Devil in literature
  • Christian literature, English (Old)
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Demonology in literature
  • Rhetoric, Medieval
  • Good and evil in literature
  • Démon dans la littérature
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Literatur
  • Teufel (Motiv)
  • Christian literature, English (Old)
  • Demonology in literature
  • Devil in literature
  • English literature
  • Evil in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Rhetoric, Medieval
  • Altenglisch
Label
Satan unbound : the Devil in Old English narrative literature, Peter Dendle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Range of Narrative Functions
  • The Life of Nicholas: The Accidental Devil
  • The Lives of Margaret: The Devil as Saint-Maker
  • The Devil as Observer
  • Exterior Evil and the Landscape of Old English Narrative
  • The Devil in Hell
  • The Devil of the Air
  • The Liturgical Devil
  • The Devil of the Homilies
  • Space and Poetry
  • The Evolution of the Anglo-Saxon Devil
  • Mise-en Scene in Elene and Andreas
  • The Devil and the Demons
  • Bede's Ecclesiastical History
  • Cynewulf
  • The Guthlac Cycle
  • Dialogue and Demonology: Defining the Opponent
  • Open Registers of Demonic Representation
  • The Devil as Idiom
  • Literature and Cultural Archaeology
  • The Devil as Tempter
  • Demonic Instigation in Patristic Theology
  • Demonic Instigation in Narrative Literature
  • The Vercelli Book and the Devil's Arrows
  • AElfric
  • The Role of the Devil
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 196 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780802048394
Lccn
2002392171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46856529
  • (OCoLC)ocm46856529
Label
Satan unbound : the Devil in Old English narrative literature, Peter Dendle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Range of Narrative Functions
  • The Life of Nicholas: The Accidental Devil
  • The Lives of Margaret: The Devil as Saint-Maker
  • The Devil as Observer
  • Exterior Evil and the Landscape of Old English Narrative
  • The Devil in Hell
  • The Devil of the Air
  • The Liturgical Devil
  • The Devil of the Homilies
  • Space and Poetry
  • The Evolution of the Anglo-Saxon Devil
  • Mise-en Scene in Elene and Andreas
  • The Devil and the Demons
  • Bede's Ecclesiastical History
  • Cynewulf
  • The Guthlac Cycle
  • Dialogue and Demonology: Defining the Opponent
  • Open Registers of Demonic Representation
  • The Devil as Idiom
  • Literature and Cultural Archaeology
  • The Devil as Tempter
  • Demonic Instigation in Patristic Theology
  • Demonic Instigation in Narrative Literature
  • The Vercelli Book and the Devil's Arrows
  • AElfric
  • The Role of the Devil
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 196 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780802048394
Lccn
2002392171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46856529
  • (OCoLC)ocm46856529

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