Dating the Old English Exodus: Comparing Deviations from the Biblical Account to Ideas on Church Practices, Volition and Grace, and Women’s Place in Society from the Eighth and Tenth Centuries

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Dating the Old English Exodus: Comparing Deviations from the Biblical Account to Ideas on Church Practices, Volition and Grace, and Women’s Place in Society from the Eighth and Tenth Centuries

Type: Bachelor thesis
Title: Dating the Old English Exodus: Comparing Deviations from the Biblical Account to Ideas on Church Practices, Volition and Grace, and Women’s Place in Society from the Eighth and Tenth Centuries
Author: Zorn, Jeanette
Issue Date: 2017-06-30
Keywords: Old English Judith
Old English Exodus
Anglo-Saxons
Abstract: This study will argue that the most likely composition date of the Old English Exodus was the eighth century. This will be argued on the basis of the differences between the eighth and the tenth centuries with respect to the following topics: church practices, ideas on volition and grace, and ideas on the place of women in society. The differences between the Old English poem Exodus and the biblical account will be compared to the different ideas of the eighth and the tenth centuries to see in which century the poem was most likely composed. The same will be done for the Old English poem Judith, which was composed during the tenth century, to see if this method could lead to the right date of composition for the poem Judith, and thus if it is a good method for finding the composition date of the Old English poem Exodus.
Supervisor: Murchison, K. A.
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Engelse Taal en Cultuur (Bachelor)
Specialisation: English Language and Culture
ECTS Credits: 10
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/51708
 

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