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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
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2003.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C P Biggam
ISBN: 9042008075 9789042008076
OCLC Number: 938304270
Description: 342 s. : ill.
Contents: Illustrations Abbreviations Preface I LANDSCAPE Della HOOKE: Trees in the Anglo-Saxon Landscape: the Charter Evidence Carole HOUGH: Place-Name Evidence for Anglo-Saxon Plant-Names Ralph S. FORBES: Criteria for Assessing the Native Status of British Plants: Some Case Histories II HUMAN SUSTENANCE AND COMFORT Allan R. HALL: Investigating Anglo-Saxon Plant Life and Plant Use: the Archaeobotanical Angle Debby BANHAM: Be hlafum and wyrtum: Food Plants in Anglo-Saxon Society and Economy Maria Amalia D'ARONCO: Anglo-Saxon Plant Pharmacy and the Latin Medical Tradition III PLANTNAMES: ANALYSIS AND RECORDING Peter BIERBAUMER: Real and Not-So-Real Plant-Names in Old English Glosses Hans SAUER: The Morphology of the Old English Plant-Names Philip G. RUSCHE: Dioscorides' De materia medica and Late Old English Herbal Glossaries C. P. BIGGAM: The Aespe Tree in Anglo-Saxon England Anthony ESPOSITO: Medieval Plant-Names in the Oxford English Dictionary Mats RYDEN: William Turner as Botanist and Plant-Name Scholar IV ART AND LITERATURE Jane HAWKES: The Plant-Life of Early Christian Anglo-Saxon Art Jennifer NEVILLE: Leaves of Glass: Plant-Life in Old English Poetry Lexical Indexes
Responsibility: edited by C. P. Biggam.

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