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Trees in Anglo-Saxon England : literature, lore and landscape

Author: Della Hooke
Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer, 2010.
Series: Anglo-Saxon Studies, 13.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Trees played a particularly important part in the rural economy of Anglo-Saxon England, both for wood and timber and as a wood-pasture resource, with hunting gaining a growing cultural role. But they are also powerful icons in many pre-Christian religions, with a degree of tree symbolism found in Christian scripture too. This wide-ranging book explores both the real historical and archaeological evidence of trees  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hooke, Della.
Trees in Anglo-Saxon England : Literature, Lore and Landscape.
Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Della Hooke
ISBN: 9781846158841 1846158842
OCLC Number: 768082961
Description: 1 online resource (324 pages).
Contents: Frontcover; CONTENTS; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS AND TABLES; PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; PART I: Tree Symbolism; 1 Trees and Groves in Pre-Christian Belief; 2 Christianity and the Sacred Tree; 3 Trees in Literature; 4 Trees, Mythology and National Consciousness: into the Future; PART II: Trees and Woodland in the Anglo-Saxon Landscape; 5 The Nature and Distribution of Anglo-Saxon Woodland; 6 The Use of Anglo-Saxon Woodland: Place-Name and Charter Evidence; 7 Trees in the Landscape; PART III: Individual Tree Species in Anglo-Saxon England. 8 Trees of Wood-Pasture and 'Ancient Countryside'9 Trees of Wet Places in Early Medieval Records: Alder and Willow; 10 Trees of Open or Planned Countryside; 11 Other Trees Noted in Charters and Early Place-Names; 12 Trees not Readily Apparent in the Early Medieval Written Record; EPILOGUE; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; Backcover.
Series Title: Anglo-Saxon Studies, 13.
Responsibility: Della Hooke.

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