The Material Culture of the Built Environment in the Anglo-Saxon World

Edited by Maren Clegg Hyer and Gale R. Owen-Crocker

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ISBN: 9781781384466

Publication: November 26, 2015

Series: Exeter Studies in Medieval Europe

The Material Culture of the Built Environment in the Anglo-Saxon World, second volume of Daily Living in the Anglo-Saxon World, continues to introduce students of Anglo-Saxon culture to aspects of the realities of the built environment that surrounded Anglo-Saxon peoples through reference to archaeological and textual sources. It considers what structures intruded on the natural landscape the Anglo-Saxons inhabited – roads and tracks, ancient barrows and Roman buildings, the villages and towns, churches, beacons, boundary ditches and walls, grave-markers and standing sculptures – and explores the interrelationships between them and their part in Anglo-Saxon life.

Gale R. Owen-Crocker is Professor of Anglo-Saxon Culture at the University of Manchester. She is editor of Working with Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts (University of Exeter Press, 2009).

Maren Clegg Hyer is Associate Professor of English at Valdosta State University (Georgia), and specialises in researching material culture, including textiles and textile imagery, in Anglo-Saxon England.

Introduction , Gale R. Owen- Crocker Chapter 1: Enta geweorc: The Ruin and its Contexts Reconsidered, Christopher Grocock Chapter 2: Roads and Tracks in Anglo-Saxon England , Paul Hindle Chapter 3: Domestic Dwellings, Workshops and Working Buildings, Kevin Leahy and Michael Lewis Chapter 4: Place and Power: Meetings between Kings in Early Anglo-Saxon England, Damian Tyler Chapter 5: The Cuckoo and the Magpie: The Building Culture of the Anglo-Saxon Church, Michael Shapland Chapter 6: Landmarks of Faith: Crosses and other Free-Standing Stones, Elizabeth Coatsworth Chapter 7: Landmarks of the Dead: Exploring Anglo-Saxon Mortuary Geographies, Sarah Semple and Howard Williams Chapter 8: Boundaries and Walls, Margaret Worthington Hill and Erik Grigg Chapter 9: The Landscape of Late Saxon Burghs and the Politics of Urban Foundation, Jeremy Haslam Chapter 10: Signalling Intent: Beacons, Lookouts and Military Communications, John Baker and Stuart Brookes

Format: Ebook

Copyright: © 2015

ISBN: 9781781384466

Publication: November 26, 2015

Series: Exeter Studies in Medieval Europe

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