Image and Power in the Archaeology of Early Medieval Britain: Essays in honour of Rosemary Cramp [Paperback]

Helena Hamerow(Editor); Arthur MacGregor(Editor)

ISBN: 9781785704659 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Year of Publication: 2016 | Language: English 192p, H9.5 x W6.7, with drawings and photos.
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Image and Power in the Archaeology of Early Medieval Britain


Rosemary Cramp's influence on the archaeology of early Medieval Britain is nowhere more apparent than in these essays in her honor by her former students. Monastic sites, Lindisfarne and Whithorn, are the inspiration for Deirdre O'Sullivan's and Peter Hill's papers; Chris Loveluck discusses the implications of the findings from the newly-discovered settlement at Flixborough in Lincolnshire; Nancy Edwards describes the early monumental sculpture from St David's in South Wales; Martin Carver reviews the politics of monumental sculpture and monumentality; and Catherine Hills reassesses the significance of imported ivory found in graves. Richard Bailey, Christopher Morris and Derek Craig top and tail the book with tributes to Rosemary Cramp and a bibliography of her work.

Table of Contents

Preface (Richard Bailey)
1. Why that? Why there? Why then? The politics of early medieval monumentality (Martin Carver)
2. Whithorn, Latinus and the origins of Chrisitianity in northern Britain (Peter Hill)
3. Space, silence and shortages on Lindisfarne. The archaeology of asceticism (Deirdre O'Sullivan)
4. Monuments in a landscape: the early medieval sculputre of St David'[s (Nancy Edwards)
5. Wealth, waste and conspicuous consumption. Flixborough and its importance for mid and late Saxon settlement studies (christopher Loveluck)
6. From Isidore to Isotopes: ivory rings in early medieval graves (Catherine Hills)
7. From Beowulf to Binford: sketches of an archaeological career (christopher Morris)
8. Rosemary Cramp: an interim bibliography (Derek Craig)

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