Readership: Scholars, teachers, and all students of Old and Middle English literature.
Richard North, Reader in English, University College London
"...thoroughly scholarly, and the supposed and potential sources are densely packed." - Gale R. Owen-Crocker, The Review of English Studies
"fascinating and wide-ranging monograph" - Medium Aevum
1: Introduction: Beowulf and Wiglaf
2: Dynastic innovation in Beowulf
3: Vergil and the monastery in Beowulf
4: Ingeld's rival: Beowulf and Aeneas
5: 'Quid Hinieldus?' Bishop Unwona and friends
6: Beowulf and the library at Breedon on the Hill
7: The king's soul: Danish mythology in Beowulf
8: 'Thryth' and the reign of Offa
9: Hygelac and Beowulf: Cenwulf and Beornwulf
10: King Wiglaf and 'Eanmundes laf'