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Perceptions of the Prehistoric in Anglo-Saxon England: Religion, Ritual, and Rulership in the Landscape

Sarah Semple

Abstract

This book examines how Anglo-Saxon communities perceived and used prehistoric monuments across the period AD 400–1100. Using a range of sources including archaeological, historical, art historical, and literary, the variety of ways in which the early medieval population of England used the prehistoric legacy in the landscape is explored from temporal and geographic perspectives. Key to the arguments and ideas presented is the premise that populations used these remains, intentionally and knowingly, in the articulation and manipulation of their identities: local, regional, political and religio ... More

Keywords: Anglo-Saxon, landscape, prehistoric, monument, perceptions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199683109
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683109.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Semple, author
Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, Durham University