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A Store of Common Sense: Gnomic Theme and Wisdom in Old Icelandic and Old English Wisdom Poetry (Carolyne Larrington) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 1993) 9780198119821
A Store of Common Sense: Gnomic Theme and Wisdom in Old Icelandic and Old English Wisdom Poetry (Carolyne Larrington) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 1993) 9780198119821
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Title: A Store of Common Sense: Gnomic Theme and Wisdom in Old Icelandic and Old English Wisdom Poetry

Author: Larrington, Carolyne

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 1993

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780198119821

Volumes: 1; Pages: 254

List Price in Cloth: $173.00 Our price: $140.99

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A Store of Common Sense is the first comparative study in English of Old Icelandic and Old English wisdom poetry. It examines problems of form, unity, and coherence, and how the genre responds to social change, both reflecting and shaping the thinking of the communities which originated it. Larrington's book explores the possibility of Christian influence on Norse texts and demonstrates the impact of Christian learning on the ancient pagan genre. The existence of a gnomic "key" in Norse and English narrative verse is also shown.
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