Koorli, have you ever heard of The Heliand? I read it (in its modern English translation) for my history of premodern europe class this year. Written around 800 by either a Carolingian who had spent a great deal of time among the Saxons (German Saxons) or a Saxon who had spent a great deal of time among the Christians (in either case, probably a monk). Basically it's a translation of the story of the Gospels into Saxon -

Except instead of just translating language, the author translated culture. Jerusalem become a hill-fort, the Last Supper takes place in a mead hall, and Jesus' disciples are his warrior cohort.

It's awesome. :smallbigrin:



Also: Perhaps we should have a rule about when the next thread can be posted written into the first post?