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Illustrations of damnation in late Anglo-Saxon manuscripts.

Semple, S. J. (2003) 'Illustrations of damnation in late Anglo-Saxon manuscripts.', Anglo-Saxon England., 32 . pp. 231-245.


This paper interprets a group of innovative illustrations from the eleventh century English manuscript, the Harley Psalter, in the context of textual, documentary, place-name and archaeological evidence for an uniquely late Anglo-Saxon conception of barrows, ancient monuments and deviant burial places as places of damnation and hellish torment.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Manuscript illumination, Landscape, Monuments, Execution, Hell, Damnation.
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Publisher statement:Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2003. This paper has been published by Cambridge University Press in Anglo-Saxon England (32 (2003) 231-245)
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Date deposited:31 March 2010
Date of first online publication:December 2003
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