The Anglo-Saxon World: An Anthology Topics for Discussion

Kevin Crossley-Holland
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What is your favorite writing from this anthology? Why?

What are some examples of the integration of Christianity with European pagan religions? Why are they combined?

Several sections provide a peek at everyday medieval life. What does this tell us about how people lived their lives? What is the most striking difference?

Give some examples of poetic symbolism from the anthology. What do the symbols represent? Do you find this symbolism to be appropriate?

What role did riddles play in medieval society? Write a riddle of your own and see if people can guess what it is.

What effect does the repeated Viking invasions have on England? How did the Angles deal with these invasions?

Give some examples of how the Germanic Heroic Code shows up in some of the writings. Do you agree with this code? Why or why not?

"Bald's Leechbook" contains many folk remedies...

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