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

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

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

Exeter Studies in Medieval Europe

2015

November 26th, 2015

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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.

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. 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).

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'Wide-ranging and definitive.'
Paul Cavill, Medieval Settlement Research Group

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Dr Maren Clegg Hyer is Associate Professor of English at Valdosta State University (Georgia). She specializes in researching textiles and textile imagery in Anglo-Saxon culture. Some of her recent publications include 'The Material Culture of Daily Living in Anglo-Saxon England' (edited with Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Exeter 2011); 'The Material Culture of the Built Environment in the Anglo-Saxon World' (edited with Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Liverpool 2015); and 'Textiles, Text, Intertext: Essays in Honour of Gale R. Owen-Crocker' (edited with Jill Frederick, Boydell 2016), including a chapter in that volume, "Text, Textile, Context: Aldhelm and Wordweaving as Metaphor in Old English." 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).

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Cover1
Contents7
Figures9
Tables13
Contributors15
Introduction21
1 Enta geweorc: The Ruin and its Contexts Reconsidered33
2 Roads and Tracks in Anglo-Saxon England57
3 Domestic Dwellings, Workshops and Working Buildings70
4 Place and Power: Meetings between Kings in Early Anglo-Saxon England96
5 The Cuckoo and the Magpie: The Building Culture of the Anglo-Saxon Church112
6 Landmarks of Faith: Crosses and other Free-standing Stones137
7 Landmarks of the Dead: Exploring Anglo-Saxon Mortuary Geographies157
8 Boundaries and Walls182
9 The Landscape of Late Saxon Burhs and the Politics of Urban Foundation201
10 Signalling Intent: Beacons, Lookouts and Military Communications236
Notes255
Suggested Reading301
Index304