Origin Legends in Early Medieval Western Europe

LINDY BRADY, Patrick Wadden

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This volume contains work by scholars actively publishing on origin legends across early medieval western Europe, from the fall of Rome to the high Middle Ages. Its thematic structure creates a dialogue between texts and regions traditionally studied in isolation. Part I (Regions) introduces the corpus of origin texts from the areas under this volume’s purview. Part II (Themes) identifies key themes that appear in origin legends and introduces new arguments on a wide range of early medieval material. The chapters in Part III (Approaches) conclude the volume by highlighting a range of disciplinary, methodological, and theoretical approaches to origin legends.
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-52066-0
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-40036-8
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2022


  • Medieval Western Europe


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