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Author Hooke, Della, author.

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

Published Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer, 2010.


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Physical description 1 online resource (324 pages).
Series Anglo-Saxon Studies, 13
Anglo-Saxon Studies, 13.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
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.
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.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Trees -- Folklore.
Trees -- Great Britain -- History.
Trees -- Symbolic aspects -- Great Britain.
Trees in literature.
Great Britain -- History -- Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781846158841 (electronic bk.)
1846158842 (electronic bk.)
9781843835653 (hardback)