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dc.contributor.authorConley, Kassandra Leighann
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T01:08:30Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T01:08:30Z
dc.date.issued2006-08
dc.identifier.otherconley_kassandra_l_200608_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/conley_kassandra_l_200608_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/23336
dc.description.abstractAlthough the process of defining the Angelcynn took place over many years and many texts, three specific narratives are exemplary for their ability to reflect a rapidly changing understanding of Englishness in the late Anglo-Saxon era the Old English Bede, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, and Wulfstan’s Sermo Lupi ad Anglos. Each text appropriates conventional narratives of migration, invasion, and conquest and, thus, reflects the Anglo-Saxons’ changing role on the island. While the Old English Bede relies on Christian metaphor to explain the events that led to English hegemony, the other texts secularize the narrative of conquest to account for both the dominance of the Alfredian court and the losses of the English in the face of Danish invasions. These narratives represent a politicized myth of adventus Saxonum and, ultimately, Anglo-Saxon identity, which allowed for self-definition in pre-Norman Conquest England.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectAdventus Saxonum
dc.subjectAlfred
dc.subjectAngelcynn
dc.subjectThe Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
dc.subjectBede
dc.subjectEnglish Identity
dc.subjectGildas
dc.subjectHistoria ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum
dc.subjectThe Old English Bede
dc.subjectMedieval Historiography
dc.subjectSermo Lupi ad Anglos
dc.subjectWulfstan
dc.titleMedieval imaginations
dc.title.alternativememories of the adventus Saxonum in the Old English Bede, the Anglo-Saxon chronicle, and Wulfstan
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentEnglish
dc.description.majorEnglish
dc.description.advisorJonathan Evans
dc.description.committeeJonathan Evans
dc.description.committeeElissa Henken
dc.description.committeeCharles Doyle


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