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Trees In Anglo Saxon England

Author : Della Hooke
ISBN : 9781843835653
Genre : History
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A powerful exploration of trees in both the real and the imagined Anglo-Saxon landscape.
Category: History

Trees And Timber In The Anglo Saxon World

Author : Michael D. J. Bintley
ISBN : 9780191502170
Genre : History
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Trees were of fundamental importance in Anglo-Saxon society. Anglo-Saxons dwelt in timber houses, relied on woodland as an economic resource, and created a material culture of wood which was at least as meaningfully-imbued, and vastly more prevalent, than the sculpture and metalwork with which we associate them today. Trees held a central place in Anglo-Saxon belief systems, which carried into the Christian period, not least in the figure of the cross itself. Despite this, the transience of trees and timber in comparison to metal and stone has meant that the subject has received comparatively little attention from scholars. Trees and Timber in the Anglo-Saxon World constitutes the very first collection of essays written about the role of trees in early medieval England, bringing together established specialists and new voices to present an interdisciplinary insight into the complex relationship between the early English and their woodlands. The woodlands of England were not only deeply rooted in every aspect of Anglo-Saxon material culture, as a source of heat and light, food and drink, wood and timber for the construction of tools, weapons, and materials, but also in their spiritual life, symbolic vocabulary, and sense of connection to their beliefs and heritage. These essays do not merely focus on practicalities, such as carpentry techniques and the extent of woodland coverage, but rather explore the place of trees and timber in the intellectual lives of the early medieval inhabitants of England, using evidence from archaeology, place-names, landscapes, and written sources.
Category: History

Heaven And Earth In Anglo Saxon England

Author : Dr Helen Foxhall Forbes
ISBN : 9781409474371
Genre : History
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Christian theology and religious belief were crucially important to Anglo-Saxon society, and are manifest in the surviving textual, visual and material evidence. This is the first full-length study investigating how Christian theology and religious beliefs permeated society and underpinned social values in early medieval England. The influence of the early medieval Church as an institution is widely acknowledged, but Christian theology itself is generally considered to have been accessible only to a small educated elite. This book shows that theology had a much greater and more significant impact than has been recognised. An examination of theology in its social context, and how it was bound up with local authorities and powers, reveals a much more subtle interpretation of secular processes, and shows how theological debate affected the ways that religious and lay individuals lived and died. This was not a one-way flow, however: this book also examines how social and cultural practices and interests affected the development of theology in Anglo-Saxon England, and how ‘popular’ belief interacted with literary and academic traditions. Through case-studies, this book explores how theological debate and discussion affected the personal perspectives of Christian Anglo-Saxons, including where possible those who could not read. In all of these, it is clear that theology was not detached from society or from the experiences of lay people, but formed an essential constituent part.
Category: History

European Wood Pastures In Transition

Author : Tibor Hartel
ISBN : 9781135139117
Genre : Nature
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Wood-pastures are important elements of European cultural identity and have an exceptional ecological value, yet they are in decline all over Europe. The structure of wood-pastures is strongly influenced by grazing and multiple other land uses and by local and regional environmental conditions. This book examines the diverse expressions of wood-pastures across Europe. It provides a new perspective, using a social-ecological framework to explore social and ecological values, governing institutions, threats and conservation approaches. It explores the major drivers of decline, which are shown to be related to accelerated cultural, institutional and developmental changes occurring across Europe over the past century. Case studies are included from North-Western, Southern, and Eastern Europe. Written by renowned scholars and conservationists, the book contributes to developing better, locally adapted conservation policies and management approaches for wood-pastures.
Category: Nature

Old Names New Growth

Author : Peter Bierbaumer
ISBN : 3631583168
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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For the 2nd ASPNS conference the emphasis regarding the topics of the talks was placed on lexicographic and linguistic matters. In this volume the contributors assess the various problems of working with plant names like "foxes glofa" and "geormanleaf," " pulege" and "psyllium," "hlenortear" or "fornetes folm." A special study analyses the semantic aspects of Old English plant names. More generally plant related discussions deal with the mandrake legend in Anglo-Saxon England and continental Europe, the need for a new publication of the "Old English Herbarium" and of the "Medicina de Quadrupedibus," or the tree names in Anglo-Saxon charters. The conference also served as a platform to introduce the Graz-Munich online project "Dictionary of Old English Plant Names."
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Place Of The Cross In Anglo Saxon England

Author : Catherine E. Karkov
ISBN : 1843831945
Genre : Art
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The cross pervaded the whole of Anglo-Saxon culture, in art, in sculpture, in religion, in medicine. These new essays explore its importance and significance.
Category: Art

The Landscape Of Anglo Saxon England

Author : Della Hooke
ISBN : STANFORD:36105023159390
Genre : History
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This book concerns the landscape that surrounded early medieval man, often described as he saw and experienced it. The Anglo-Saxon period was one of considerable change in settlement and land use patterns but the landscape regions that emerge, documented for the first time in history, are still familiar to us today. The image conjured up, and for the present it can hardly be any more than an image, is tentative and incomplete, for many more threads have been embroidered upon it in the thousand succeeding years; but the early patterns often guided the latter and occasionally still show through. This book examines the Anglo-Saxon's view of his natural surroundings and how he utilized the resources available -- the cropland, woodland and marginal land of pasture and fen -- and how this is reflected in administrative patterns, how it influenced settlement, communications and trade and, moreover, influenced the landscape patterns of successive ages.
Category: History

Llewellyn S 2015 Sabbats Almanac

Author : Blake Octavian Blair
ISBN : 9780738744865
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Festive Sabbats for You and Yours Pagan Folklore • Rituals • Crafts • Recipes • Planetary Guidance Now in its sixth year, the Sabbats Almanac features a wealth of recipes, rituals, craft projects, and lore. Filled with over fifty articles by your favorite Wiccan and Pagan writers, Llewellyn's 2015 Sabbats Almanac provides welcome ideas and insights into each holiday on the Wheel of the Year. Plan spiritually uplifting celebrations and family activities. Perform sabbat-specific rituals and world folk rites. Whip up tasty treats and crafts as reminders of the season's gifts and lessons. Also featured are astrological influences to help you plan rituals according to cosmic energies. Creative, low-cost arts and crafts projects Ideas for celebrating the Sabbats Simple recipes for delicious appetizers, entrees, beverages, and desserts Astrological influences with Full and New Moon rituals Extended rituals for groups and individuals Journal pages for keeping track of your festival plans and memories Fascinating Pagan folklore and customs
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Text And Picture In Anglo Saxon England

Author : Catherine E. Karkov
ISBN : 0521800692
Genre : Art
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Studies the interrelationship of text and picture in the only surviving illustrated Anglo-Saxon poetic manuscript.
Category: Art