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[ENGL 2300] - Midterm Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam (30 pages long!)

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ENGL 2300
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[ENGL 2300] Comprehensive Midterm Exam guide including any lecture notes, textbook notes and exam guides.find more resources at oneclass.com September 12 History of Anglo-Saxon: People and context of their literature Importance of Christianization for Anglo-Saxon people (in England) Intro to Manuscript Culture ▯Caed▯o▯▯s Hy▯▯▯ - Old English verses, forms - Creation Anglo Saxon: war, Christian conversion, metal melting 400s & 500s - Establishment of Germanic paganism 500s & 600s - Kingdoms rising - Introduction to Christianity 700s - Christian culture - Bede ▯▯ou▯ti▯g years fro▯ Christ▯s ▯irth▯ Post 700s - Arrival of Vikings, conquering Northumbria, East Anglia and Mercia (Eastern) - Cultural possessions were lost in those 50 years (680) - Medieval form of terrorism by the Vikings - Monolithic unity of Anglo-Saxon as a myth; being English as a hybrid of culture - Rise of Wessex: Alfred the Great (871-99) developed the navy to fight against the Vikings - Writing in English and not Latin, Alfred pushed to write about history, religion and law codes in English (Bede is translated) - Cultural achievements like the systematisation of a language - Standardised English - Continuation of Christianity Late 900s - Vikings come back - Danish King in England: King Cnut 700s-1000s - Warrior culture/ethos find more resources at oneclass.com
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