Title

After the Horror: Traumatic Loss and the Search for Meaning in Alcuin of York’s Writings about Lindisfarne and Northumbria

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2020

Abstract

This essay addresses the manner in which literature negotiates the violence inherent to medieval and Early Modern European societies. In “After the Horror: Traumatic Loss and the Search for Meaning in Alcuin of York’s Writings about Lindisfarne and Northumbria” June-Ann Greeley explores the work of the eighth-century scholar and poet Alcuin and his response to the traumatic Viking destruction of his former monastery of Lindisfarne.

Comments

Chapter 8 in Art and Violence in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, edited by Robert G. Sullivan and Meriem Pagès. ISBN 9781527560192 (hardcover)


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