Webster, Leslie, Anglo-Saxon art , 2012
- Anglo-Saxon art : a new history / Leslie Webster.
- London : British Museum Press, 2012.
- Physical Description:
- 256 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
- Reference LibraryN6763 W43 2012B (LC)Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
The seven centuries of the Anglo-Saxon period in England, roughly AD 400-1100, were a time of extraordinary and profound transformation in almost every aspect of its culture, culminating in a dramatic shift from a barbarian society to a recognizably medieval civilization. This book traces the changing nature of that art, the different roles it played in Anglo-Saxon culture, and the various ways it both reflected and influenced the changing context in which it was created.
- Reading the image, seeing the text -- Rome reinvented : the early inheritance -- Rome reinvented : the impact of Christianity -- Celtic connections, Eastern influences : sixth to ninth centuries -- Art and power : from Sutton Hoo to Alfred -- Mission and reform : eighth to eleventh centuries -- The North ascendant : the Viking impact.
- Subject Terms:
- Art, Anglo-Saxon -- England -- History.Art, Medieval -- England -- History.