What were the books in Anglo- Saxon times?

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Oral Traditional stories change over the many decades of being told. Most of them wouldn't be so religious if it weren't for monks writing them down.

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look it up on google whore

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Beowulf, Bede

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Beowulf

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"Books" didn't really exist as we know them. Oral tradition was predominant, and the early monks (e.g. Bede, above) were the human printing presses. The Anglo-Saxon period in England was called such because of the new emergence of the language, and Bede was one of the first to record any of the emerging language in print with his history (in which he recorded the Hymn of Caedmon). Eventually, these oral histories were recorded and mass-produced as the books we know them. One other note: books (the moniker mostly referring to novels) as we know them today didn't develop until much later, with new technologies and disposable income; before this, the literature was in verse form or in the form of shorter essays.

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beowulf

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beowulf