Form and Order in the Anglo-Saxon World, AD 400-1100: Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History Volume 16 [Paperback]

Sally Crawford (Editor); Helena Hamerow (Author); Leslie Webster (Author)

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ISBN: 9781905905133 | Published by: Oxford University School of Archaeology | Series: Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History | Volume: 16 | Year of Publication: 2009 | Language: English 128p, 72 b/w illus

Form and Order in the Anglo-Saxon World, AD 400-1100


The aim of this volume is to explore Anglo-Saxon perceptions of form and order in their different manifestations, through two main strands texts of all kinds, and art, architecture and archaeology. Contributors come from many different specialisms, enabling wide-ranging discussion, as well contributions from other Insular cultures and a continental European perspective.

Table of Contents

Preface (Leslie Webster)

Medium and message in early Anglo-Saxon animal art: some observations on the contexts of Salin’s Style I in England (Tania M. Dickinson)
‘…and pretty coins all in a row’ (Anna Gannon)
Anglo-Saxon art: some forms, orderings and their meanings (Richard Bailey)
The church triumphant: the figural columns of early ninth-century Anglo-Saxon England (Jane Hawkes)
From metalwork to manuscript: some observations on the use of Celtic art in Insular manuscripts (Susan Youngs)
Framing the Book of Durrow inside/outside the Anglo-Saxon world (Nancy Netzer)
The sign at the cross-roads: the Matthean sacrum in Anglo-Saxon gospel books before Alfred the Great (Carol Farr)
The last Chi-rho in the West? From Insular to Anglo-Saxon in the Boulogne 10 Gospels (Richard Gameson)
On the distribution of verse types in Old English Poetry (Geoffrey Russom)

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