Heroism and the rules of comitatus beowulf

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TEMA 1

the M.Ages can be divided in 2 Diff. Periods: the early M.Ages and the Late

In the early M.A is the period Between mid.5 century and mid.11 century, exactly between 449 and 1066. Called The Anglosazon period and during these years the formation of the english Period took place.At the beginning, the Romans arrived to the British isles and Pushed the previous tribes to Scotland,Ireland,Wales.In the 6 century,people From the N.Came(angles,saxons,jutes)this caused the dissaperance of the Political and moral order and the 7 kingdoms appeared. There were also tensiond Between Romans and Anglosaxons.*Heptarchi;relationship between the kingdoms. 8Century-viking invasion and no more 7 kingdom. Wessex stop them so they expand To the North.SOTIAL RELATIONS AND MAIN INSTITUTIONS:comitatus-the liknk between lord and retainer is quite powerfull.The Lord gives protection,weapons etc to The followers and everything the retairner archives go to the lord,who will Later give it to his fpollowers.If the Lord dissappeared,the life could lose Sense.The social inferior would pledge military service and protection to the Lord and the superior would reguard the iferior.Family-comitatus before Family.Revenge-was not a cuestion of feelings but was something they must do, Carefully regulated.Taking someone etc.. The wergild:price placed on every Human being or property,that the guilty person had to pay.Hall: important Place.AUTORSHIP AND ANONYMITY: some writers signed their manuscripts and others Don´t bc they didnt want to archive inmortality.

POETRY:its formal and Cultivated,use of the alliteration,repetition of the same sound in a stressed Sylable, you count stresses not sylables,the space btwn lines is caesura. *Alliteration:repeticion Del uno o varios sonidos dentro de la misma palabra o frase.-The conflict of Values:2 world views,pagan and christian that lead to 2 conceptions of the World.The pagan poems remained and were written down by christians.-Formal Features os Anglo Saxon Poetry:-The Line-Rules of alliteration-Kenning: compond Word or metaphor expresion-Variationdifferent expresions for certain Thingd.-Themes:mexture of pagan and christian elements.Pagan:-customes and Practices:funeral,navigation,jewellery,hunting..-Ethical values:Fame, Lord-vassal fidellity,atachemement to esrthly things, Politheism...Christian:Monotheism+Biblical references,territorial life is Ephemeral,we take nothing to afterlife,salvation throught prayers...Poetry: Manuscripts-Beowulf(Brithis library)-Caedmor(Oxford)-The Vercely book wich Contain¨The Dream of the Rood¨-The exeter book(Exeter library)Different Genres:-Epic¨beowulf¨and ¨the batle of Mandon¨-Elegiac¨The wanderer¨¨the Seafarer¨-Alegorical: The Dream of the Rood¨-Economic:¨The Ridde¨.PROSE:-Doalmentary Prose(Anglosaxon chroniques,Translations from Latin)-Hagiografic Prose-Homitetic Prose.ORALTY:-Many songs, Ballads,stories,that never reached us most likely written by monks in Manuscrites.Rich oral tradition.Pagan Values,practices Etc..->fame.Collective memory.Were sung in the hall by the scopt.Much more Than entertaimment.



TEMA 1

the M.Ages can be divided in 2 Diff. Periods: the early M.Ages and the Late

In the early M.A is the period Between mid.5 century and mid.11 century, exactly between 449 and 1066. Called The Anglosazon period and during these years the formation of the english Period took place.At the beginning, the Romans arrived to the British isles and Pushed the previous tribes to Scotland,Ireland,Wales.In the 6 century,people From the N.Came(angles,saxons,jutes)this caused the dissaperance of the Political and moral order and the 7 kingdoms appeared. There were also tensiond Between Romans and Anglosaxons.*Heptarchi;relationship between the kingdoms. 8Century-viking invasion and no more 7 kingdom. Wessex stop them so they expand To the North.SOTIAL RELATIONS AND MAIN INSTITUTIONS:comitatus-the liknk between Lord and retainer is quite powerfull.The Lord gives protection,weapons etc to The followers and everything the retairner archives go to the lord,who will Later give it to his fpollowers.If the Lord dissappeared,the life could lose Sense.The social inferior would pledge military service and protection to the Lord and the superior would reguard the iferior.Family-comitatus before Family.Revenge-was not a cuestion of feelings but was something they must do, Carefully regulated.Taking someone etc.. The wergild:price placed on every Human being or property,that the guilty person had to pay.Hall: important Place.AUTORSHIP AND ANONYMITY: some writers signed their manuscripts and others Don´t bc they didnt want to archive inmortality.

POETRY:its formal and Cultivated,use of the alliteration,repetition of the same sound in a stressed Sylable, you count stresses not sylables,the space btwn lines is caesura. *Alliteration:repeticion Del uno o varios sonidos dentro de la misma palabra o frase.-The conflict of Values:2 world views,pagan and christian that lead to 2 conceptions of the World.The pagan poems remained and were written down by christians.-Formal Features os Anglo Saxon Poetry:-The Line-Rules of alliteration-Kenning: compond Word or metaphor expresion-Variationdifferent expresions for certain Thingd.-Themes:mexture of pagan and christian elements.Pagan:-customes and Practices:funeral,navigation,jewellery,hunting..-Ethical values:Fame, Lord-vassal fidellity,atachemement to esrthly things, Politheism...Christian:Monotheism+Biblical references,territorial life is Ephemeral,we take nothing to afterlife,salvation throught prayers...Poetry: Manuscripts-Beowulf(Brithis library)-Caedmor(Oxford)-The Vercely book wich Contain¨The Dream of the Rood¨-The exeter book(Exeter library)Different Genres:-Epic¨beowulf¨and ¨the batle of Mandon¨-Elegiac¨The wanderer¨¨the Seafarer¨-Alegorical: The Dream of the Rood¨-Economic:¨The Ridde¨.PROSE:-Doalmentary Prose(Anglosaxon chroniques,Translations from Latin)-Hagiografic Prose-Homitetic Prose.ORALTY:-Many songs, Ballads,stories,that never reached us most likely written by monks in Manuscrites.Rich oral tradition.Pagan Values,practices Etc..->fame.Collective memory.Were sung in the hall by the scopt.Much more Than entertaimment.

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