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    DescriptionTrees 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. Della Hooke is Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Research in Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham.


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    Title
    Trees in Anglo-Saxon England
    Subtitle
    Literature, Lore and Landscape
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Della Hooke
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 322
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 816 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781843838296
    ISBN 10: 184383829X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3F
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25550
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A15202020
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    B&T Approval Code: A33500000
    BISAC V2.8: NAT034000, NAT014000
    B&T Approval Code: A72010000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE, HDL, 3F
    DC22: 582.16094209
    DC23: 942.01
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, NHDJ, NKL
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU-GB-E
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3KH
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    24, 6 black & white illustrations, 18 black & white line drawings, 6 black and white, 18 line drawing
    Publisher
    Boydell & Brewer Ltd
    Imprint name
    The Boydell Press
    Publication date
    18 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Woodbridge
    Review quote
    To look at any tree after reading (the) book is to have a clearer grasp of what someone might have made of it (literally and metaphorically) a thousand years ago. SALONAn enormously detailed and authoritative study (which) has much to offer Anglo-Saxon scholarship. (...) An excellent volume. LANDSCAPE HISTORY(A) well-written and thoughtfully constructed book. MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY (A) deeply researched and engagingly written book. THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW