The Strassburg Alexander and the Munich Oswald

The Strassburg Alexander and the Munich Oswald
Language English
Goodreads Rating: 4.0
Pages: 118 pages
Published: January 31st 1993 by Camden House (NY) (first published November 1990)
Category: Uncategorized
Author: J.W. Thomas

The "Strassburg Alexander" and the "Munich Oswald," heretofore never translated into English, were written during the third quarter of the twelfth century, a time when German narrative verse was beginning to escape the dominationof the Church and appeal primarily to the secular interests of the public. The "Alexander" is a version of one of the most popular stories of antiquity and all time. The "Munich Oswald" too is based on the deeds of an important historical figure: the seventeeth-century King Oswald of Northumbria, who was instrumental in the defeat and Christianization of the West Saxons.

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