Kings and Captains

Kings and Captains

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Charles Moorman reexamines several major works of the western heroic tradition: The Iliad, The Odyssey, Beowulf, The Song of Roland, The Nibelungenlied, the Norse sagas, and the Arthurian cycle. Disregarding the usual limited definitions which have controlled the study of heroic literature, he draws together these disparate works by proposing a theme common to them all: the opposition of two major figures whom he names king and captain.

The figure of the king arises… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky (May 11, 2021)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 208 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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