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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.

Abstract

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.
Full text:PDF - Published Version (3019Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0263675103000115
Publisher statement:Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2003. This paper has been published by Cambridge University Press in Anglo-Saxon England (32 (2003) 231-245) http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=240381
Record Created:08 Apr 2009
Last Modified:30 Aug 2011 14:22

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