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From earth to art : the many aspects of the plant-world in Anglo-Saxon England ; proceedings of the First ASPNS Symposium, University of Glasgow, 5-7 April 2000

Author: C P Biggam; Anglo-Saxon Plant-Name Survey. Symposium
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2003.
Series: Costerus, n.s., v. 148.
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From Earth to Art presents papers from the 'Early Medieval Plant Studies' symposium, a meeting designed to explore the various disciplines which could help to elucidate the plant-names of Anglo-Saxon England, many of which are not understood. The range of disciplines represented includes landscape history, place-name studies, botany, archaeology, art history, Old English literature, the history of food and of  Read more...
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C P Biggam; Anglo-Saxon Plant-Name Survey. Symposium
ISBN: 9042008075 9789042008076
OCLC Number: 53442931
Notes: "This book presents most of the papers from 'Early Medieval Plant Studies', the First Symposium of the Anglo-Saxon Plant-Name Survey (ASPNS), held in the University of Glasgow, 5th to 7th April, 2000"--Pref.
Internat. conference proceedings.
Description: 342 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Trees in the Anglo-Saxon Landscape: the Charter Evidence / Della Hooke --
Place-Name Evidence for Anglo-Saxon Plant-Names / Carole Hough --
Criteria for Assessing the Native Status of British Plants: Some Case Histories / Ralph S. Forbes --
Investigating Anglo-Saxon Plant Life and Plant Use: the Archaeobotanical Angle / Allan R. Hall --
Be hlafum and wyrtum: Food Plants in Anglo-Saxon Society and Economy / Debby Banham --
Anglo-Saxon Plant Pharmacy and the Latin Medical Tradition / Maria Amalia D'Aronco --
Real and Not-So-Real Plant-Names in Old English Glosses / Peter Bierbaumer --
The Morphology of the Old English Plant-Names / Hans Sauer --
Dioscorides' De materia medica and Late Old English Herbal Glossaries / Philip G. Rusche --
The AEspe Tree in Anglo-Saxon England / C. P. Biggam --
Medieval Plant-Names in the Oxford English Dictionary / Anthony Esposito --
William Turner as Botanist and Plant-Name Scholar / Mats Ryden --
The Plant-Life of Early Christian Anglo-Saxon Art / Jane Hawkes --
Leaves of Glass: Plant-Life in Old English Poetry / Jennifer Neville.
Series Title: Costerus, n.s., v. 148.
Other Titles: Early Medieval plant studies
Responsibility: edited by C.P. Biggam.

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From Earth to Art presents papers from the 'Early Medieval Plant Studies' symposium, a meeting designed to explore the various disciplines which could help to elucidate the plant-names of Anglo-Saxon England, many of which are not understood. The range of disciplines represented includes landscape history, place-name studies, botany, archaeology, art history, Old English literature, the history of food and of medicine, and linguistic approaches such as semantics and morphology.

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