By Sarah Semple

Perceptions of the Prehistoric in Anglo-Saxon England represents an unheard of exploration of where of prehistoric monuments within the Anglo-Saxon psyche, and examines how Anglo-Saxon groups perceived and used those monuments in the course of the interval advert 400-1100. Sarah Semple employs archaeological, ancient, artwork ancient, and literary assets to review the range of how within which the early medieval inhabitants of britain used the prehistoric legacy within the panorama, exploring it from temporal and geographic views. Key to the arguments and ideas awarded is the basis that populations used those continues to be, deliberately and knowingly, within the articulation and manipulation in their identities: neighborhood, local, political, and non secular. They well-known them as historical gains, as human creations from earlier. They used them as landmarks, conflict websites, and property markers, giving them new previous English names. earlier than, or even in the course of, the conversion to Christianity, groups buried their useless in and round those monuments. After the conversion, numerous church buildings have been in-built and on those monuments, nice assemblies and conferences have been held at them, and felons carried out and buried inside of their surrounds.

This quantity covers the early to past due Anglo-Saxon international, concerning funerary ritual, family and payment proof, ecclesiastical websites, place-names, written resources, and administrative and judicial geographies. via a thematic and chronologically-structured exam of Anglo-Saxon makes use of and perceptions of the prehistoric, Semple demonstrates that populations weren't simply considering Romanitas (or Roman-ness), yet comparable interest and awake connection with and use of the prehistoric existed inside all strata of society.

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