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Voyage to the Other World : Legacy of Sutton Hoo - Peter Wells

Voyage to the Other World

Legacy of Sutton Hoo

By: Peter Wells (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st May 1992
ISBN: 9780816620241
Number Of Pages: 248

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The discovery in 1939 of a richly outfitted ship buried at Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge in East Anglia, provided a range of important information to a wide range of disciplines, including archaeology, art history, economic history, folklore, literary studies and numismatics. This volume details the interdisciplinary impact of Sutton Hoo over the past half-century and reconsiders aspects of the culture of Anglo-Saxon England in the broad context of its connections with Scandinavian and Merovingian Europe. From the perspective of European archaeology, Sutton Hoo belongs to a large group of exceptionally rich burials, dating from the Neolithic period until the practice of placing lavish objects in graves ended with the adoption of Christianity, well into the medieval period in northern Europe. As the richest early medieval burial found in Europe, Sutton Hoo provides insights into pagan Anglo-Saxon culture at the moment of transition to Christianity, and a model for understanding the politics and personalities of a world caught on the boundary between competing ideologies and contrasting social systems.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Sutton Hoo and Early Medieval Northern Europe
The Sutton Hoo Objects
The Nature of the Sutton Hoo Coin Parcelp. 3
Sutton Hoo: An Economic Assessmentp. 15
Sutton Hoo Art: Two Millennia of Historyp. 29
Sutton Hoo and Beowulf
Beowulf and Sutton Hoo: The Odd Couplep. 47
Sutton Hoo and the Recording of Beowulfp. 65
Sutton Hoo and Anglo-Saxon History
The Impact of the Sutton Hoo Discovery on the Study of Anglo-Saxon Historyp. 79
Raedwald the Bretwaldap. 103
Sidereal Time in Anglo-Saxon Englandp. 125
Sutton Hoo and Archaeology
Princely Burial in Scandinavia at the Time of the Conversionp. 155
The Archaeology of Danish Commercial Centersp. 171
Conclusion: The Future of Sutton Hoop. 183
Contributorsp. 201
Indexp. 203
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780816620241
ISBN-10: 0816620245
Series: Mediaeval Studies at Minnesota S.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1st May 1992
Publisher: UNIV OF MINNESOTA PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.04 x 15.49  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.32

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