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Northumbria's golden age

Author: Jane Hawkes, (Medievalist); Susan Mills
Publisher: Stroud, England : Sutton, 1999.
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Northumbria enjoyed a Golden Age during the 7th and 8th centuries. This volume contains contributions from leading scholars which present new insights into this period based on the latest documentary research and archaeological discoveries.
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Genre/Form: History
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Northumbria's golden age.
Stroud, England : Sutton, 1999
(OCoLC)607460496
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Hawkes, (Medievalist); Susan Mills
ISBN: 0750916850 9780750916851
OCLC Number: 41150979
Description: xii, 452 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Archaeology and history: the Northumbrian identity, Rosemary Cramp; changing burial rites in Northumbria AD 500-750, Sam Lucy; Anglo-Saxon settlements of the Golden Age, Julian D. Richards; the Anglo-Saxon settlement at West Heslerton, North Yorkshire, Dominic Powlesland; (Re)constructing Northumbrian timber buildings - the Bede's world experience, Susan Mills; the art of Anglo-Saxon shipbuilding, Edwin &Joyce Gifford; the middle Saxon site at Flixborough, North Lincolnshire, Kevin Leahy; dynasty and cult - the utility of Christian mission to Northumbrian kings between 642 and 654, Nicholas Higham; the Anglo-Saxon monastery at Hartlepool, England, Robin Daniels; the inscribed stones from Hartlepool, Elisabeth Okasha; Whitby, Jarrow and the Commemoration of Death in Northumbria, Catherine E. Karkov; Willibrord's "Frisian" mission and the early churches in Utrecht, David Parsons; relations between the Britons of Southern Scotland and Anglo-Saxon Northumbria, Craig Cessford. Part 2 Material culture: the Dupplin cross - a preliminary consideration of its art-historical context, Isabel Henderson; Northumbrian vine-scroll ornament and the "Book of Kells", Douglas MacLean; the necessary distance - "Imitatio Romae" and the Ruthwell cross, Eamonn O'Carragain; Anglo-Saxon sculpture - questions of context, Jane Hawkes; Northumbrian sculpture (the Ruthwell and Bewcastle monuments) - questions of difference, Fred Orton; the iconographic programme of the Franks Casket, Leslie Webster; the imagery of the Franks Casket - another approach, James Lang; the travelling twins - Romulus and Remus in Anglo-Saxon England, Carol Neuman de Vegvar; the Ripon jewel, R.A. Hall et al; a Northumbrian plaque from Asby Winderwath, Cumbria, Susan Youngs; design and units of measure on the Hunterston Brooch, Niamh Whitfield. Part 3 Manuscripts: the "Book of Durrow": the Northumbrian connection, Nancy Netzer; Lindisfarne or Rath Maelsigi? the evidence of the texts, Christopher D. Verey; the shape of learning at Wearmouth-Jarrow - the diagram pages in the "codex amiatinus", Carol A. Farr; what's in the cupboard? Ezra and Matthew reconsidered, Perette Michelli. Part 4 Bede: the church as non-symbol in the age of Bede, George Hardin Brown; Bede - scholar and spiritual teacher, Gerald Bonner; Bede and the Golden Age of Latin Prose in Northumbria, Christopher Grocock; source-marks in Bede's Biblical commentaries, Mark Stansbury; (un)dating Bede's "De Arte Metrica", Arthur Holder; Augustine and Gregory the Great in Bede's commentary on the Apocalypse, Thomas W. Mackay.
Responsibility: edited by Jane Hawkes & Susan Mills.

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Northumbria was, during the 7th and 8th centuries, the most significant of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. This work presents new insights based on the latest documentary research and archaeological  Read more...

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