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Anglo-Saxon paganism

Author: D Wilson
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1992.
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This book draws together the varied evidence for the pagan religion of the early Saxons and interprets this evidence. The comprehensive investigation which David Wilson presents has long been needed, since the subject thus far has only been treated in a limited way in articles and occasional chapters in books dealing generally with the period. David Wilson's approach is distinctive in that the evidence is in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D Wilson
ISBN: 0415018978 9780415018975
OCLC Number: 25550080
Description: xiii, 197 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Part 1 The Place-Name Evidence. Part 2 Written Evidence. Part 3 The Archaeological Evidence I: Temples and Shrines. Part 4 The Archaeological Evidence II: Inhumation Rites - double or multiple burials; "live" burials; prone burials; correlations between burial mode, grave goods, gender and age; decapitation; gender anomalies; grave goods accompanying burials; charcoal and burning in inhumations. Part 5 The Archaeological Evidence III: Cremation Rites: double or multiple cremations; grave goods in cinerary urns; cinerary urns. Part 6 Sutton Hoo - A Special Case.
Responsibility: David Wilson.

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Draws together and interpets the varied evidence for the pagan religion of the early Saxons. The evidence is mainly taken from England rather than using later Scandinavian material and "back  Read more...

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