Vol. 72 No. 2 (2024): NAMES: A Journal of Onomastics
Book Review

Book Review: Names and Naming in Beowulf

T.K. Alphey
American Name Society

Published 2024-06-06


Names and Naming in Beowulf: Studies in Heroic Narrative Tradition. By Philip A. Shaw. London: Bloomsbury Academic. 2020. Pp. 228 (Paperback). £28.99. ISBN 13: 9781350211674.


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  3. Peterson, Lena. 2004. Lexikon över urnordiska personnamn. [Lexicon of Old Norse Personal Names] Institut för språk och folkminnen. Accessed 29 August 2023. https://www.isof.se/lar-dig-mer/publikationer/publikationer/2004-10-10-lexikon-over-urnordiska-personnamn.
  4. Peterson, Lena. 2007. Nordiskt Runnamnslexikon. [Nordic Rune Name Lexicon] Uppsala: Institutet för språk och folkminnen.
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