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Trees in Anglo-Saxon England Literature, Lore and Landscape

Series: Anglo-Saxon Studies Volume: 13
310 pages, b/w photos, b/w maps, tables
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
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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, Trees in Anglo-Saxon England, 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.

Trees in Anglo-Saxon England is an excellent resource for understanding the history of the British landscape.

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Della Hooke is an Honorary Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Research in Arts and Social Sciences, University of Birmingham (FSA: Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London).

Series: Anglo-Saxon Studies Volume: 13
310 pages, b/w photos, b/w maps, tables
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
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