The Resource The natural world in the Exeter book riddles, c. E. Dale

The natural world in the Exeter book riddles, c. E. Dale

Label
The natural world in the Exeter book riddles
Title
The natural world in the Exeter book riddles
Statement of responsibility
c. E. Dale
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines the depiction of the non-human world in the Exeter Book Riddle Collection, investigating humanity's action with, and attitudes towards, the rest of creation using the fields of eco-criticism and eco-theology. While much scholarly attention has been given to what the riddles have to say abuot human society and culture, about heroism, service, sex and war, little has been said about the natural world. The author argues that there is a programme of resistance to anthropocentrism at work in the riddles, whereby the riddles challenge human-centred ways of depicting and interpreting the created world: depictions of the marginalised perspectives of sentient and non-sentient beings such as trees and animals are not just a characteristic of the riddle genre, but are actively used to explore the point of view of the natural world and the impact humanity has on its non-human inhabitants. She also draws on eco-theology to deepen our understanding of the depiction of the natural world in the riddles, via the main themes of place, labour, creation, transformation, accountability, mastery and wisdom.0
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
002.09
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z4-8
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Nature and Environment in the Middle Ages
Series volume
1
Label
The natural world in the Exeter book riddles, c. E. Dale
Publication
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unknown
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  • net
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Frontcover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Note on the Text; Introduction; 1. be sonde, sæwealle neah: Locating Non-Human Subjects in an Anthropocentric World; 2. earfoða dæl: The Groan of Travail in the Ox Riddles; 3. wrætlic weorc smiþa: Inverting the Colophon in Riddle 26; 4. deope gedolgod: Wounding and Shaping in Riddles 53 and 73; 5. fruman agette eall of earde: The Principle of Accountability in Riddle 83; 6. mægene binumen: The Failure of Human Mastery in the Wine and Mead Riddles; 7. swa ne wenaþ men: The Limits of Wisdom in Riddle 84 and the Storm Riddles; Conclusion; Bibliography
Control code
ocn984127650
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (192 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781787440142
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt1p6r1nh
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not applicable
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.b37107872
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)984127650
  • jstor1787440141

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