What Kind of Game are the Exeter Book Riddles?

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Jennifer Neville - Speaker, 19 Feb 2011

    As the colloquium was focused on 'Sport and Games', my paper addressed the question of what type of game could be played with the riddles collected in the Exeter Book. Given the absence of solutions in the manuscript, I argued that the game could not be the usual one associated with riddles, with its implications of competition and status but rather an unresolved, meditative game.

    London Medieval Society Spring Colloquium: Sport and Games

    Duration19 Feb 201119 Mar 2011
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityLondon

    Event: Conference

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