Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture: South-West England

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British Academy, 1984 - 446 páginas
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This analytical catalogue of sculpture from the historic counties of Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire provides a new perspective on the artistic achievement of the late Saxon kingdom. The volume includes individual pieces of the highest quality such as the Bradford-on-Avon and Winterbourne Steepleton angels or the newly discovered figures from Congresbury. Most of the monuments were carved at a time when Wessex art was at its zenith in the tenth and eleventh centuries, a formative period for English cultural identity. This volume sets the sculpture within an historical, topographical and art-historical context, highlighting the close links with contemporary styles in manuscripts and metalwork. Full photographic records of each monument present many new illustrations unique to this volume. An indispensable research tool for all those interested in the early medieval world, this volume is also an authoritative aid for local historians.
 

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HISTORICAL BACKGROUND TO THE SCULPTURE
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Figure
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Figure
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REGIONAL GEOLOGY by C R Bristow and B C Worssam
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Figure
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Member Bradford stone
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TOPOGRAPHY AND DISTRIBUTION
25
MONUMENT TYPES
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FIGURAL IMAGERY
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Distribution of AngloSaxon and British inscriptions on stone
62
THE INSCRIPTIONS by J Higgitt
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REGIONAL DISTINCTION AND PROBLEMS OF DATING
69
SouthWest England
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Sites with sculpture in the pre1974 county of Devon
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Sites with sculpture in the pre1974 county of Dorset
94
Sites with sculpture in the pre1974 counties of Somerset and Bristol
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INTRODUCTION TO THE ORNAMENTAL REPERTOIRE
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Animals enmeshed in interlace on stone and in manuscripts
45
Distribution of sculpture with plant ornament in southwest England
49
Sites with figural sculpture in southwest England
56
Sites with sculpture in the pre1974 county of Wiltshire
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LIST OF TABLES
245
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Rosemary Cramp is at Emeritus Professor of Archaeology, University of Durham.

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