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CAEDMON'S HYMN AND MATERIAL CULTURE IN THE WORLD OF BEDE

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The essays in this book use the nine-line poem known as "Caedmon's Hymn" as a lens on the world of Bede's Ecclesiastical History. A cowherd who is given a divine gift, Caedmon retells the great narratives of Christian history in the traditional form of Anglo-Saxon verse. An immense amount has been written about this episode, much of it concentrating on the hymn's ...more
Paperback, 265 pages
Published December 14th 2007 by West Virginia University Press (first published December 1st 2007)
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