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作者 Discenza, Nicole Guenther, 1969- author
書名 Inhabited spaces : Anglo-Saxon constructions of place / Nicole Guenther Discenza
出版項 Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2017]
國際標準書號 9781487500658 (cloth)
1487500653 (cloth)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  GF551 .D58 2017    在架上    30610020543815
 文哲所  741.85 D611    在架上    30580003353161
說明 xii, 261 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
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系列 Toronto Anglo-Saxon series ; 23
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-241) and index
Earth's place in the cosmos -- England, the Mediterranean, and beyond -- Recentring : the north and England's place -- Fruitful wastes in Beowulf, Guthlac A, and Andreas -- Halls and cities as locuses of civilization and sin
"We tend to think of early medieval people as unsophisticated about geography because their understandings of space and place often differed from ours, yet theirs were no less complex. Anglo-Saxons conceived of themselves as living at the centre of a cosmos that combined order and plenitude, two principles in a constant state of tension. In Inhabited Spaces, Nicole Guenther Discenza examines a variety of Anglo-Latin and Old English texts to shed light on Anglo-Saxon understandings of space. Anglo-Saxon models of the universe featured a spherical earth at the centre of a spherical universe ordered by God. They sought to shape the universe into knowable places, from where the earth stood in the cosmos, to the kingdoms of different peoples, and to the intimacy of the hall. Discenza argues that Anglo-Saxon works both construct orderly place and illuminate the limits of human spatial control"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Geographical perception -- England -- History -- Medieval, 500-1500
Sacred space -- England -- History -- Medieval, 500-1500
Space perception -- England -- History -- Medieval, 500-1500
Human geography -- England -- History -- To 1500
English literature -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- History and criticism
Latin literature, Medieval and modern -- England -- History and criticism
Geographical perception in literature
Geography in literature
Space perception in literature
England -- Civilization -- To 1500
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