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Cambridge Studies in Romanticism #32: Paradise, Death and Doomsday in Anglo-Saxon Literature

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Publisher Comments:

'How did the Anglo-Saxons conceptualise the interim between death and Doomsday? In Paradise, Death and Doomsday in Anglo-Saxon Literature, Dr. Kabir presents the first investigation into the Anglo-Saxon belief in the \"interim paradise\" or paradise as a temporary abode for good souls following death and pending the final decisions of Doomsday. She determines the origins of this distinctive sense of paradise within early Christian polemics, establishes its Anglo-Saxon development as a site of contestation and compromise, and argues for its post-Conquest transformation into the doctrine of purgatory.'

Synopsis:

A study of ???interim paradise???: the temporary abode of souls after death and before Doomsday.

About the Author

Dr Ananya Jahanara Kabir is currently Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. She was the recipient of a Radhakrishnan Scholarship to Oxford, an External Research Studentship to Trinity College Cambridge, an Honorary Scholarship and Life Fellowship of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust, the Turville Petre Prize for Old Norse (Oxford) and the Dorothy Whitelock Studentship (Cambridge). Several articles on medieval and postcolonial subjects (as well as on their theoretical intersections) are forthcoming in academic journals such as Studies in Philology, Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, Archiv für das Studium der neuren Sprachen und Literaturen, The Upstart Crow, Interventions, and edited collections of essays.

Table of Contents

Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Between Eden and Jerusalem, death and Doomsday: locating the interim paradise; 2. Assertions and denials: paradise and the interim, from the Visio Sancti Pauli to Aelfric; 3. Old hierarchies in new guise: vernacular reinterpretations of the interim paradise; 4. Description and compromise: Bede, Boniface and the interim paradise; 5. Private hopes, public claims? Paradisus and sinus Abrahae in prayer and liturgy; 6. Doctrinal work, descriptive play: the interim paradise and Old English poetry; 7. From a heavenly to an earthly interim paradise: toward a tripartite otherworld; Select bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521806008
Editor:
Keynes, Simon
Editor:
Orchard, Andy
Editor:
Keynes, Simon
Editor:
Orchard, Andy
Author:
Keynes, Simon
Author:
Kabir, Ananya Jahanara
Author:
Orchard, Andy
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge, U.K.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
English literature
Subject:
Anglo-saxons
Subject:
Death in literature
Subject:
Christianity and literature
Subject:
Christian literature, English
Subject:
English literature -- Old English, ca. 450-1100.
Subject:
Paradise in literature.
Subject:
Judgment Day in literature.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
English literature - Old English, ca. 450-
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Romanticism
Series Volume:
00-0732
Publication Date:
20011231
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
222

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Old English Language
History and Social Science » Law » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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