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Writing the Map of Anglo-Saxon England: Essays in Cultural Geography
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Publisher Yale Univ Pr
Publication date December 11, 2007
Pages 278
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780300119336
ISBN-10 030011933X
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.24 lbs.
Original list price $45.00
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Eminent Anglo-Saxonist Nicholas Howe explores how the English, in the centuries before the Norman Conquest, located themselves both literally and imaginatively in the world. His elegantly written study focuses on Anglo-Saxon representations of  place as revealed in a wide variety of texts in Latin and Old English, as well as in diagrams of holy sites and a single map of the known world found in British Library, Cotton Tiberius B v.  The scholar’s investigations are supplemented and aided by insights gleaned from his many trips to physical sites.  

 

The Anglo-Saxons possessed a remarkable body of geographical knowledge in written rather than cartographic form, Howe demonstrates. To understand fully their cultural geography, he considers Anglo-Saxon writings about the places they actually inhabited and those they imagined. He finds in Anglo-Saxon geographic images a persistent sense of being far from the center of the world, and he discusses how these migratory peoples narrowed that distance and developed ways to define themselves.

 



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