Dress In Anglo Saxon England

Author : Gale R. Owen-Crocker
ISBN : 9781843835721
Genre : History
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Based on the revised and expanded edition of 2004, this paperback is an encyclopaedic study of English dress from the fifth to the eleventh centuries, drawing evidence from archaeology, text and art (manuscripts, ivories, metalwork, stone sculpture, mosaics), and also from re-enactors' experience. It examines archaeological textiles, cloth production and the significance of imported cloth and foreign fashions. Dress is discussed as a marker of gender, ethnicity, status and social role - in the context of a pagan burial, dress for holy orders, bequests of clothing, commissioning a kingly wardrobe, and much else - and surviving dress fasteners and accessories are examined with regard to type and to geographical/chronological distribution. There are colour reconstructions of early Anglo-Saxon dress and a cutting pattern for a gown from the Bayeux tapestry; Old English garment names are discussed, and there is a glossary of costume and other relevant terms. GALE OWEN-CROCKER is Professor of Anglo-Saxon Culture at the University of Manchester. She has a special interest in dress throughout the medieval period - she advises on dress entries to the Toronto Old English Dictionary and has consulted for many museums and television companies. She is co-editor of the journal Medieval Clothing and Textiles.
Category: History

Cloth And Clothing In Early Anglo Saxon England Ad 450 700

Author : Penelope Walton Rogers
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124225322
Genre : Social Science
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This archaeological study of textiles and costume considers all aspects of early Anglo-Saxon clothing-how textiles were made in the early Anglo-Saxon settlements, how the cloth was fashioned into garments and the nature of the clasps and jewellery with which the clothes were worn. Drawing on the author's 38 years of experience, and a database of 3,800 finds, it includes a review of the primary evidence from 162 Anglo-Saxon cemeteries, where small fragments of the dead's clothes have been preserved with brooches, pins and necklaces. Regional styles of dress, the social and cultural meaning behind changing fashions, the role of women in textile production, and Scandinavian and Continental influences help to place the study in its broader historical and archaeological context. The volume is amply illustrated with line drawings of craft processes and reconstructions of individual costumes.
Category: Social Science

The Cruciform Brooch And Anglo Saxon England

Author : Toby F. Martin
ISBN : 9781843839934
Genre : Social Science
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Examination and analysis of one of the most important artefacts of Anglo-Saxon society, the cruciform brooch, setting it in a wider context.
Category: Social Science

Daily Life In Anglo Saxon England

Author : Sally Elizabeth Ellen Crawford
ISBN : 1846450136
Genre : History
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An introduction to the daily life of men, women and children living in England from the end of Roman Britain in the 5th century AD to the Norman Conquest, based on documentary and archaeological evidence.
Category: History

Kings And Kingdoms Of Early Anglo Saxon England

Author : Dr Barbara Yorke
ISBN : 9781134707249
Genre : Social Science
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Kings and Kingdoms of Early Anglo-Saxon England provides a unique survey of the six major Anglo-Saxon kingdoms - Kent, the East Saxons, the East Angles, Northumbria, Mercia and Wessex - and their royal families, examining the most recent research in this field. Barbara Yorke moves beyond narrative accounts of the various royal houses to explain issues such as the strategies of rule, the reasons for success and failure and the dynamics of change in the office of king. Sixteen genealogical and regnal tables help to elucidate the history of the royal houses.
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Royal Authority In Anglo Saxon England

Author : Gale R. Owen-Crocker
ISBN : 1407311581
Genre : History
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Since its establishment in 1985 the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies has regularly hosted international, interdisciplinary conferences, especially an annual Easter Conference. The 2006 MANCASS Easter conference titled 'Royal Authority: Kingship and Power in Anglo-Saxon England' focused on historical contributions analysing sources of knowledge about royal power; and others which pinpointed loss of power or insecure pretensions to the crown. There were also offerings which teased material relevant to the conference theme out of artefactual and literary sources. This volume includes one long essay by Gareth Williams, surveying Anglo-Saxon coins in relation to kingly authority. There are six shorter essays, two on text, and one on parchment production as an indicator of monastic economy and royal patronage. Others focus on royal weakness: retirement into a monastery as renunciation of power by aging or vunerable monarchs, failure to lead troops against an invader, and creation of a heroic image to mask weakness in the case of Edmund Ironside.
Category: History

Complete Old English Beginner To Intermediate Course

Author : Mark Atherton
ISBN : 9781444132212
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 87.29 MB
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This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding double CD. - You can purchase the book and double CD as a pack (ISBN: 9781444104196)@font-face { }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: ""Times New Roman""; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } - The double CD is also sold separately (ISBN: 9781444104202) Learn Old English (Anglo-Saxon) with this best-selling course from Teach Yourself - the No. 1 brand in language learning. Equally suited to general reader, historian and student of literature, this new edition teaches vocabulary and grammar through original texts, with audio support, traces the roots of modern English words, and explores the Anglo-Saxon cultural context through poems, prose and historical documents. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One-, five- and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. GRAMMAR TIPS Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for understanding. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Anglo-Saxon England.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines