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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
MIDTERM EXAM
STUDY GUIDE
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
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- Repeated Viking attacks (intermingling through Christianity and marriages)
- Alfred the Great
King Raedwald buried in the 7th Century 627
- One of the earliest Christians
- Germanic Paganism Christianity (hybrid of religion)
- Ship burial mixed in Christian and Germanic paganism influences (crosses in jewellery,
German/Denmark influence)
- King establishes a temple of two altars; one to the Christian god and the other to the
Germanic god (passivity and coexistence of different religions)
- Kigs aiguity toards Christiaity
Why is a ship burial relevant to both religions (Pagan and Christian)?
- Implies death is an embarkation to the world beyond (relates to warrior culture)
- View of life in which the mortal world is bounded by an encircling sea of the creation;
embarking through and beyond it (water on the outside and edge of the world, sailing past
and over that point)
- Period of transition from the Pagan world to the Christian world
Anglo-Saxon 700s + primarily Christian. This offered:
Men would fight in the war, fisherman, metal workers, law writing/coding. If not, these were their
options:
Parish priest- in the community preaching and supplying their needs
Monk- sets hiself apart fro the physial orld ad fouses o Gods orld, periods of orship
Women would marry and bear children. If not, this was their option:
Become a nun
*Aoid the ter Dark Ages; isoeptio of a rih ad complex period that dismisses the
aoplishets efore the ‘eaissae use Early Middle Ages instead)
Writing as an emphasis from the Christian traditions, to read the bible and write messages on it
4 Basic Tenants of Christianity
1. Adam & Eve
2. Christ
3. Divine Trinity
4. Mass/Eucharist
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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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