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In search of cult : archaeological investigations in honour of Philip Rahtz

Author: M O H Carver; Philip A Rahtz
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploration of cult activity in Britain, Western Europe, North America, Australia, and South Africa, from prehistory to the modern world.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Named Person: Philip Arthur Rahtz; Philip Arthur Rahtz
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M O H Carver; Philip A Rahtz
ISBN: 0851153372 9780851153377
OCLC Number: 27171701
Description: ix, 234 pages : illustrations, maps ; 31 cm
Contents: Part 1 Prehistoric: the cult of relics in prehistoric Britain, Ann Woodward; Lindow Man and other British bog bodies, Rick Turner; labyrinths and mazes, Graham Webster; post-erection attitudes - aftermath of a henge monument, Margaret Gray. Part 2 Dark Age: Death and the archaeologist, S.M. Hirst; an Anglo-Saxon "cunning woman" from Bidford-on-Avon, Tania M. Dickinson; where have all the dead Saxons gone?, Catherine Hills; invisible people? material culture in "Dark Age" Yorkshire, Mark Whyman; a sense of identity - distinctive Cornish stone artefacts in the Roman and post-Roman periods, Henrietta Quinnell; a "vital" Yorkshire Viking hoard revisited, James Graham-Campbell; the Saxon monastry at Whitby past, present, future, Mark Johnson. Part 3 Medieval: the role of the church in the development of Roman and early Anglo-Saxon London, Warwick Rodwell; Lichfield - ecclesiastical origins, Jim Gould; the cult of St David in the Middle Ages, Heather James; monasteries as settlements - religion, society, and economy, AD 600-1050, Roberta Gilchrist and Richard Morris; the medieval precinct of Glastonbury Abbey - some new evidence, Peter Leach and Peter Ellis; perceiving patronage in the archaeological record - Bordesley Abbey, Grenville G. Astill and Susan M. Wright; the development of the Carthusian order in Europe and Britain - a preliminary survey, Mick Aston; the Premonstratensian order - a preliminary survey of its growth and distribution in medieval Europe, James Bond. Part 4 Modern: death and identity - strategies in body disposal and memorial at North Front cemetry, Gibraltar, Harold Mytum; 18th and 19th century gravestones - having the last word, Patricia M. Ellison; thundercloud and archaeologist - Indian burials and the study of the past in New Jersey, Ian Burrow; archaeology, human evolution and politics in South Africa, Alan Turner; a matter of ethics - archaeologists in Aboriginal Australia, R.J. Lampert. Appendices: Philip Rahtz - an appreciation, Lawrence Butler; Philip Rahtz - principal publications 1951-1992, Lorna Watts; tabula gratulatoria; plates. introduction, "Dewisland" - a ritual landscape, the relics and shrine of St David, Heather James; monasteries in the landscape, gender, kinship and social networks, the monastic household - population, land-holding and resources, slavery, chastity and the monastic community, monastic estates - consolidation, management and the "monastic market", Roberta Gilchrist and Richard Morris; the medieval precinct of Glastonbury Abbey - some new evidence - introduction, the evaluation, interpretation and discussion, Peter Lelach and Peter Ellis; part contents.
Responsibility: edited by Martin Carver.

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