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Burial, Landscape and Identity in Early Medieval Wessex [Hardback]

  • Formāts: Hardback, 328 pages, height x width x depth: 246x173x24 mm, weight: 908 g, 45 Line drawings, black and white; 4 Illustrations, black and white
  • Sērija : Anglo-Saxon Studies v. 35
  • Izdošanas datums: 14-May-2019
  • Izdevniecība: The Boydell Press
  • ISBN-10: 1783274174
  • ISBN-13: 9781783274178
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  • Formāts: Hardback, 328 pages, height x width x depth: 246x173x24 mm, weight: 908 g, 45 Line drawings, black and white; 4 Illustrations, black and white
  • Sērija : Anglo-Saxon Studies v. 35
  • Izdošanas datums: 14-May-2019
  • Izdevniecība: The Boydell Press
  • ISBN-10: 1783274174
  • ISBN-13: 9781783274178
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Burial evidence provides the richest record we possess for the centuries following the retreat of Roman authority. The locations and manner in which communities chose to bury their dead, within the constraints of the environmental and social milieu, reveal much about this transformational era. This book offers a pioneering exploration of the ways in which the cultural and physical environment influenced funerary traditions during the period c. AD 450-850, in the region which came to form the leading Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex. This was a diverse landscape rich in ancient remains, in the form of imposing earthworks, enigmatic megaliths and vestiges of Roman occupation. Employing archaeological evidence, complemented by toponymic and documentary sources and elucidated through landscape analysis, the author argues that particular man-made and natural features were consciously selected as foci for funerary events and ritual practice, becoming integral to manifestations of identity and power in early medieval society. Kate Mees is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Archaeology, Durham University.
List of Illustrations
viii
Acknowledgements x
List of Abbreviations
xi
Note on Period Terminology and Other Definitions xii
Introduction: Perspectives, Approaches and Context 1(16)
1 Monument Reuse and the Inherited Landscape
17(38)
2 Topography and Ritual Life
55(44)
3 `Britons and Saxons'?
99(48)
4 Land Use, Territoriality and Social Change
147(32)
5 The Church and the Funerary Landscape
179(21)
Conclusions 200(5)
Appendix: Gazetteer of burial sites in the study area, c. AD 450-850 205(61)
Bibliography 266(38)
Index 304
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Archaeology, Durham University