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Anglo-Saxon England by Peter Clemoes
Book DescriptionWhat scientific observations is Bede likely to have brought to bear on the Easter controversy? What interest did the Anglo-Saxons take in precious stones and what did they know about them? Are heroic values rejected in one of Cynewulf's poems? What was Anglo-Saxon carpentry like? These are among the questions taken up in this volume. Observations to determine the day of the equinox in Bede's Northumbria; Anglo-Saxon lapidary knowledge (particularly in the Old English Lapidary); lists of saints' resting-places as an aspect of the cult of saints in the intellectual and social life of Anglo-Saxon England; the symbolism of the Pacx/Pax/Paxs coin legend; the construction of some wooden roofs, walls, floors, window-frames, doors and, especially, the frame of a spire: these topics are subjected to keen examination - the last an often neglected line of enquiry. In the field of vernacular poetry there are analyses of the Beowulf poet's artistic point of view when treating his hero's relationship to the W'mundings, and of Cynewulf's when treating pagan heroic society in Juliana.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521038645
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Clemoes
England Before the Conquest, Paperback (May 2010)
The twenty-two studies that make up this 1971 text brought fresh understanding to various important topics in Anglo-Saxon scholarship.
Anglo-Saxon England, Paperback (October 2007)
This volume looks at several areas of Anglo-Saxon history and culture, and provides a comprehensive index to volumes 11-15.
Interactions of Thought and Language in Old English Poetry, Paperback (December 2006)» View all books by Peter Clemoes
Radical reinterpretation of Old English poetry and its relation to Anglo-Saxon thought and society.
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