This site is the home of Resources for the Study of Beowulf, the Old English poem. Araby Greene is responsible for the content of the site, which was moved from GreeneHamlet.com on 2 January 2014.
Only one copy of the Beowulf manuscript has survived to intrigue and inspire students of literature, historians, writers, artists, and film-makers. There is a lot more than battles and heroic deeds in Beowulf. The interested reader will want to learn more about the origin of the story, the tension between pagan and Christian elements, stoicism and tragedy, the motivations that drive people to do noteworthy deeds, and works that have been influenced by Beowulf. I’ve selected the best resources I’ve found on the Internet, along with some books and other resources with related information about Anglo-Saxon and Medieval studies, the language of Beowulf, Sir Robert Cotton, Sutton Hoo, and what you can find in a college or university library.
My “Beowulf” pages were formerly located at the Knowledge Center, University of Nevada, Reno (2000-2008), and before that, at the D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville (1998-2000).
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