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The Strassburg Alexander and the Munich Oswald J.W. Thomas

The Strassburg Alexander and the Munich Oswald

J.W. Thomas

Published January 31st 1993
ISBN : 9780938100690
Hardcover
118 pages
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The Strassburg Alexander and the Munich Oswald, heretofore never translated into English, were written during the third quarter of the twelfth century, a time when German narrative verse was beginning to escape the dominationof the Church andMoreThe Strassburg Alexander and the Munich Oswald, heretofore never translated into English, were written during the third quarter of the twelfth century, a time when German narrative verse was beginning to escape the dominationof the Church and appeal primarily to the secular interests of the public. The Alexander is a version of one of the most popular stories of antiquity and all time. The Munich Oswald too is based on the deeds of an important historical figure: the seventeeth-century King Oswald of Northumbria, who was instrumental in the defeat and Christianization of the West Saxons.