Trees in Anglo-Saxon England (Hooke)

Trees in Anglo-Saxon England (Hooke)

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Trees in Anglo-Saxon England
Della Hooke

ISBN 9781843838296

  • EDITION

    Boydell Press, 2013

    172 x 244 mm, Softcover

    310pp

  • CONDITION

    Dustjacket: N/A.

    Cover: Very Good.

    Inner: Very Good.

     

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    Synopsis: 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.