Download e-book for iPad: Crossing Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the by Eric Cambridge,Jane Hawkes

By Eric Cambridge,Jane Hawkes

Interdisciplinary reviews are more and more greatly regarded as being one of the so much fruitful techniques to producing unique views at the medieval earlier. during this significant selection of 27 papers, members go beyond conventional disciplinary barriers to supply new ways to a couple of issues ranging in time from overdue antiquity to the excessive center a while. the focus is on fabric tradition, but in addition contains insights into the compositional concepts of Bede and the Beowulf-poet, and the recommendations followed through nameless scribes to list info in unusual languages. members provide clean insights into the most iconic survivals from the interval, from the wood doorways of Sta Sabina in Rome to the Ruthwell pass, and from St Cuthbert’s coffin to the layout of its ultimate resting position, the Romanesque cathedral at Durham. very important thematic surveys demonstrate early medieval Welsh and Pictish carvers interacting with the political and highbrow issues of the broader Insular and continental international. different members contemplate what it's to be Viking, revealing how significantly current perceptions form our realizing of the previous, how fresh archaeological paintings unearths the inadequacy of the conventional categorisation of the Vikings as ‘incomers’, and the way recontextualising Viking fabric tradition can result in unforeseen insights into recognized historic episodes reminiscent of King Edgar’s boat journey at the Dee. fresh landmark unearths, particularly the runic-inscribed Saltfleetby spindle whorl and the sword pommel from Beckley, also are released right here for the 1st time in complete analyses that allows you to stay the elemental discussions of those amazing items for a few years to come.This ebook might be essential analyzing for everybody attracted to medieval culture.

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