The Resource Anglo-Saxon paganism, David Wilson

Anglo-Saxon paganism, David Wilson

Label
Anglo-Saxon paganism
Title
Anglo-Saxon paganism
Statement of responsibility
David Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book draws together the varied evidence for the pagan religion of the early Saxons and interprets this evidence. The comprehensive investigation which David Wilson presents has long been needed, since the subject thus far has only been treated in a limited way in articles and occasional chapters in books dealing generally with the period. David Wilson's approach is distinctive in that the evidence is in the main taken from this country, without using later Scandinavian material and back-projecting it into early England. Much of what has been gleaned about Saxon paganism comes from the funeral rites of the people, and their sometimes sinister overtones, and these are dealt with at some length, together with the sorts of evidence that tell us about gods and the places where they might have been worshipped, and the impact of the coming of Christianity. The book concentrates on factual evidence rather than on extreme and unsubstantiated theories, although interpretations must often be matters of conjecture or controversy, even more so as this was a non-literate society and consequently there are no contemporary writings to help. Anglo-Saxon Paganism should appeal to all students and teachers of the history, archaeology and religion of the Anglo-Saxon period. It addresses in a fresh way many of the problems associated with the Dark Age
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, D.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BL980.G7
LC item number
W55 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anglo-Saxons
  • Civilization, Anglo-Saxon
  • Paganism
  • Anglo-Saxons
  • Civilization, Anglo-Saxon
  • Paganism
  • Angelsaksen
  • Godsdiensten
  • England
Label
Anglo-Saxon paganism, David Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 197 pages
Isbn
9780415018975
Isbn Type
(hard)
Lccn
92009366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25550080
  • (OCoLC)ocm25550080
Label
Anglo-Saxon paganism, David Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 197 pages
Isbn
9780415018975
Isbn Type
(hard)
Lccn
92009366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25550080
  • (OCoLC)ocm25550080

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