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Ritual and the Rood: Liturgical Images and the Old English Poems of the Dream of the Rood Tradition Amonn Carragin

Ritual and the Rood: Liturgical Images and the Old English Poems of the Dream of the Rood Tradition

Amonn Carragin

Published January 1st 2005
ISBN : 9780712348751
Hardcover
427 pages
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This new book deals with four of the most important surviving artifacts from Anglo-Saxon England, namely the elaborate eighth-century stone cross still standing at Ruthwell, in Dumfriesshire, Scotland- the related cross-shaft at Bewcastle- theMoreThis new book deals with four of the most important surviving artifacts from Anglo-Saxon England, namely the elaborate eighth-century stone cross still standing at Ruthwell, in Dumfriesshire, Scotland- the related cross-shaft at Bewcastle- the majestic and hypnotizing Dream of the Rood, a poem surviving in a late tenth-century manuscript now in Vercelli, North Italy- and the early eleventh-century metal reliquary cross now preserved in the Cathedral of Saints Michael and Gudule in Brussels, Belgium. In bringing together these scattered witnesses to the sustained brilliance of Anglo-Saxon artistic achievement across several centuries, Eamonn O Carragain has produced a study of great significance to Anglo-Saxon history. The book ranges freely between disciplines, and combines aspects of liturgical, literary, historical, and art-historical scholarship.