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Author Gittos, Helen, author
Title Liturgy, architecture, and sacred places in Anglo-Saxon England / Helen Gittos
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  BV193.G7 G536 2013    AVAILABLE    30530001147164
Edition First edition
Descript xix, 350 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 26 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Medieval history and archaeology
Medieval history and archaeology
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-333) and index
Church rituals were a familiar feature of life throughout much of the Anglo-Saxon period. In this innovative study, Helen Gittos examines ceremonies for the consecration of churches and cemeteries, processional feasts like Candlemas, Palm Sunday, and Rogationtide, as well as personal rituals such as baptisms and funerals. Drawing on little-known surviving liturgical sources as well as other written evidence, archaeology, and architecture, she considers the architectural context in which such rites were performed. The research in this book has implications for a wide range of topics, such as: how liturgy was written and disseminated in the early Middle Ages, when Christian cemeteries first began to be consecrated, how the form of Anglo-Saxon monasteries changed over time and how they were used, the centrality and nature of processions in early medieval religious life, the evidence church buildings reveal about changes in how they functioned, beliefs about relics, and the attitudes of different archbishops to the liturgy
Subject Liturgics -- England -- History -- To 1500
Liturgy and architecture -- England -- History -- To 1500
Sacred space -- England -- History -- To 1500
Anglo-Saxons -- Rites and ceremonies
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