Man and Landscape in Old English Literature

Elisa Ramazzina

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The purpose of this paper is to study the relationship between man and landscape in Old English literature starting from the assumption that, during the Middle Ages, landscape was not merely a physical space, but it was rather a complex dimension involving religious and moral aspects. Examples from poetic and prose texts will show how the natural world was usually hostile and inhospitable.
Mappae mundi will help determine how the Anglo-Saxons considered themselves in relation to the environment.
Original languageEnglish
Article number7
Pages (from-to)63-69
Number of pages6
JournalL'analisi linguistica e letteraria
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016


  • Old English
  • Medieval
  • Middle Ages
  • Ecocriticism
  • landscape
  • Old English literature
  • Old English poetry
  • monsters
  • wonders
  • marvels
  • mappae mundi
  • world maps

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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