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This is a special discounted price for a bundle of two audio CD programs :

In Search of English: The History of Our Mother Tongue
by Christopher R. Fee, Ph.D.

The History of the Vikings: From the Baltic to Byzantium
by Christopher R. Fee, Ph.D.

Topic Titles
Topic Titles
In Search of English: The History of Our Mother Tongue
  • The Value of Historical Linguistics to the Modern Reader
  • What Is Language? A Crash Course in Linguistic Terminology and Concepts
  • The Nature of Linguistic Change
  • Phonology and the Production of Speech
  • Writing Systems, Literacy, and the Culture of the Book
  • Introduction to Indo-European
  • Introduction to Germanic
  • Introduction to the Anglo-Saxon Period, Culture, and Language
  • Contemplating Old English Religious Poetry
  • Old English Epic Poetry, Beowulf, and the Germanic Heroic Tradition
  • Viking Raiders, the Dane Law, and the Battle for English
  • Introduction to the Middle English Period, Culture, and Language
  • Pronouncing Chaucer
  • Middle English Dialects
  • Introduction to Early Modern English and Renaissance England
  • Caxton and the Print Revolution
  • “What Fools These Mortals Be”: The Magic of Shakespeare’s English
  • The Linguistics of Religion: The King James Bible
  • Introducing Dictionaries
  • Etymology as Cultural Archaeology
  • What’s New About English?
  • English Around the World: How Did That Happen?
  • Made in the USA: American English Today
  • The Legacy of Empire: Global English
 
The History of the Vikings: From the Baltic to Byzantium

Section I—The Birth of the Viking Age

  1. Why Study the Vikings? Medieval Marauders for a Modern Audience

  2. Who were the Vikings? Life in Early Scandinavia

  3. How to Go i viking: The Birth of the Longship and the Movement across the North Atlantic

Section II—The Length and Breadth of the Viking World

  1. The Coming of the Vikings: The British Isles as Norse Stepping-Stones

  2. The Vikings in Britain up to the Establishment of the Danelaw

  3. Danegeld, the Vikings in France, and the Founding of Normandy

  4. Establishing Trade Routes in the East: The Rus, Kiev, and the Road to Byzantium

  5. Postcards from the Edge of the Viking World: Norse Settlements in Iceland, Greenland, and Vinland

  6. Vikings in the Big City: The Norse Bodyguard of the Byzantine Emperor

Section III—The Gods of the Vikings

  1. Introducing the Gods of the North: Viking Creation Myths

  2. Interpreting the Gods of the North: The Viking Pantheon

  3. It All Ends in Doom: The Norse Twilight of the Gods

Section IV—The Sagas of the Vikings

  1. Wrestling with Monsters: The Norse Hero and the Troll

  2. Diving into Trouble: The Norse Hero and in the Water-Hag’s Cave

  3. Playing with Fire: The Norse Hero and the Dragon

  4. Converting the Vikings: Pagan and Christian in Njal’s Saga

  5. Magic, Miracles, and Murder in The Saga of the Earls of Orkney

  6. The Great Icelandic Anti-Heroes: Egil Skallagrimsson and Grettir Amundarson

  7. The Twilight of the Viking Age and King Harald’s Saga

 

Section V— Discovering Viking Treasures

  1. Archaeology and the Vikings: Stones and Bones and Ship Burials

  2. Reading Viking Writing: Solving the Riddle of Runes

Section VI—The Afterlife of the Viking World

  1. Speaking Viking: The Danelaw and Its Impact upon the English Language

  2. Legally Viking: The Lasting Impact of Norse Law and Government

  3. Forever Viking: Contemporary Representations of the Vikings

About Your Presenter

Christopher R. Fee is an expert on medieval literature. He is currently Professor of English and the Chair of the English department at Gettysburg College, where he served as the Johnson Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities from 2008 to 2011. Named one of the 300 best professors in America by the Princeton Review, Dr. Fee has received a variety of honors, grants, and fellowships for his teaching and research.

Dr. Fee has written numerous articles and given presentations and lectures around the world. His books include Gods, Heroes, and Kings: The Battle for Mythic Britain; Mythology in the Middle Ages: Heroic Tales of Monsters, Magic, and Might; The Goddess: Myths of the Great Mother; and Arthur: God & Hero in Avalon. Fee is also editor of the Encyclopedia of American Myth, Legend, and Folklore and the Encyclopedia of Conspiracies & Conspiracy Theories in American History. Prof. Fee earned his Ph.D. in English Language at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, where he was a postgraduate tutor in topics including Old English, Old Norse, and historical linguistics. He is also a freque...

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