The Anglo Saxon World
Had the Angles and Saxons not purposefully migrated to the isles of the Britons and brought with them their alreadywelldeveloped use of language, Angelina Jolie may never have appeared in the movie Beowulf. Professor Michael D.C. Drout is at his best when lecturing on the fascinating history, language, and societal adaptations of the AngloSaxons. He not only presents their...more
As for the content, well. It's hard to dislike a people whose entire lives seemed to be lived in George R. R. Martin-land with occasional trips to Tolkien Country (in fact, Tolkien's Anglo-Saxon scholarshi ...more
I've listened to several of the Modern Scholar audio courses and enjoyed them, but this is my favorite by far. Eye-opening perspective on history of a very interesting period.
Can't wait to try the other lectures!