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- Hooke, Della.
- Woodbridge : Boydell, 2010.
Anglo-Saxon studies ; 13.
Anglo-Saxon studies ; 13
vii, 310 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Trees -- Great Britain -- History.
Trees in literature.
Trees -- Symbolic aspects -- Great Britain.
Trees -- Folklore.
Great Britain -- History -- Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066.
- "Trees played a particularly important part in the rural economy of Anglo-Saxon England, both for wood and timber and as a wood-pasture resource, with hunting gaining a growing cultural role. But they are also powerful icons in many pre-Christian religions, with a degree of tree symbolism found in Christian scripture too. This wide-ranging book explores both the 'real', historical and archaeological evidence of trees and woodland, and as they are depicted in Anglo-Saxon literature and legend. Place-name and charter references cast light upon the distribution of particular tree species (mapped here in detail for the first time) and also reflect upon regional character in a period that was fundamental for the evolution of the present landscape."--Publisher's description.
Trees and groves in pre-Christian belief
Christianity and the sacred tree
Trees in literature
Trees, mythology and national consciousness: into the future
The nature and distribution of Anglo-Saxon woodland
The use of Anglo-Saxon woodland: place-names and charter evidence
Trees in the landscape
Trees of wood-pasture and 'Ancient Countryside'
Trees of wet places in early medieval records: alder and willow
Trees of open/planned countryside
Other trees noted in charters and early place-names
Trees not readily apparent in the early medieval written record.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -302) and index.
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