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Title Transformation in Anglo-Saxon culture : Toller lectures on art, archaeology and text / edited by Charles Insley and Gale R. Owen-Crocker
Imprint Oxford ; Havertown, PA : Oxbow Books, 2017
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DA152.2 T772 2017    AVAILABLE    30530001275783
Descript xviii, 136 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Note "The five authoritive papers presented here are the product of long careers of research into Anglo-Saxon culture. In detail the subject areas and approaches are very different, yet all are cross-disciplinary and the same texts and artefacts weave through several of them. Literary text is used to interpret both history and art; ecclesiastical-historical circumstances explain the adaptation of usage of a literary text; wealth and religious learning, combined with old and foreign artistic motifs are blended into the making of new books with multiple functions; religio-socio-economic circumstances are the background to changes in burial ritual. The common element is transformation, the Anglo-Saxon ability to rework older material for new times and the necessary adaptation to new circumstances. The papers originated as five recent Toller Memorial Lectures hosted by the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies (MANCASS)"--Publisher description
Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction / Gale R. Owen-Crocker -- A new chronology and new agenda : the problematic sixth century / John Hines -- Anglo-Saxon art : tradition and transformation / Leslie Webster -- King Alfred and Weland : tradition and transformation at the court of King Alfred / Barbara Yorke -- Strategies of visual literacy in insular and Anglo-Saxon book culture / Michelle P. Brown -- The Vercelli book as a context for the Dream of the Rood / Éamonn Ó Carragáin
Link Online version: Transformation in Anglo-Saxon culture Oxford ; Philadelphia : Oxbow Books, 2017 9781785704987 (DLC) 2017002816
Subject Anglo-Saxons -- Social life and customs
Anglo-Saxons -- Antiquities
Art, Anglo-Saxon
Anglo-Saxons -- History -- Sources
English literature -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- History and criticism
Social change -- England -- History -- To 1500
England -- Civilization -- To 1066
Great Britain -- History -- Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066
Alt Author Insley, Charles, editor
Owen-Crocker, Gale R., editor
Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies
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