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Author Hooke, Della.

Title Trees in Anglo-Saxon England : literature, lore and landscape / Della Hooke.

Published Woodbridge : Boydell, 2010.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  582.160942 HOOK    AVAILABLE
Physical description vii, 310 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Series Anglo-Saxon studies ; 13.
Anglo-Saxon studies ; 13.
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Trees and groves in pre-Christian belief -- Christianity and the sacred tree -- Trees in literature -- Trees, mythology and national consciousness: into the future -- The nature and distribution of Anglo-Saxon woodland -- The use of Anglo-Saxon woodland: place-names and charter evidence -- Trees in the landscape -- Trees of wood-pasture and 'Ancient Countryside' -- Trees of wet places in early medieval records: alder and willow -- Trees of open/planned countryside -- Other trees noted in charters and early place-names -- Trees not readily apparent in the early medieval written record.
Summary "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 and woodland, and as they are depicted in Anglo-Saxon literature and legend. Place-name and charter references cast light upon the distribution of particular tree species (mapped here in detail for the first time) and also reflect upon regional character in a period that was fundamental for the evolution of the present landscape."--Publisher's description.
Subject Trees -- Great Britain -- History.
Trees in literature.
Trees -- Symbolic aspects -- Great Britain.
Trees -- Folklore.
Great Britain -- History -- Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066.
ISBN 9781843835653 (hbk.) £50.00
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