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The church in Anglo-Saxon society

Author: John Blair
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Church in Anglo-Saxon Society traces how the widespread foundation of monastic sites ('minsters') during c.670-730 gave the recently pagan English new ways of living, of exploiting their resources, and of absorbing European culture, as well as opening new spiritual and intellectual horizons. Through the era of Viking wars, and the tenth-century reconstruction of political and economic life, the minsters  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Blair
ISBN: 0198226950 9780198226956 0199211175 9780199211173
OCLC Number: 56355898
Description: xix, 604 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The English and their Christian neighbours, c.550-650 --
Minsters in church and state, c.650-850 --
Church and people, c.650-850 --
The church in the landscape, c.650-850 --
Monastic towns? Minsters as central places, c.650-850 --
Minsters in a changing world, c.850-1100 --
The birth and growth of local churches, c.850-1100 --
From Hyrness to parish : the formation of parochial identities, c.850-1100 --
Three minor minsters in the eleventh century : reculver, Christchurch, and Plympton.
Responsibility: John Blair.
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From the impact of the first monasteries in the seventh century, to the emergence of the parochial system five hundred years later, the Church was a force for change in Anglo-Saxon society. This  Read more...

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...it is a testament to Blair's skills as a writer and researcher that this book will be the first port of call for many years to come. * Martin Ryan, Landscape History, Vol. 28 * A comprehensive Read more...

 
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