The Role of Art in the Late Anglo-Saxon Church


BL An exploration of the role of early medieval religious art in its historical context, focusing on England from the reign of Alfred the Great to the aftermath of the Norman conquest. Tenth and eleventh century society expressed itself extensively through visual means, and the surviving material provides a rich body of evidence for the religious culture of the time. Combining visual and documentary evidence, The Role of Art in the Late Anglo-Saxon Church sheds new light on a wide range of magnificent art works and their functions, and offers fresh perspectives on the ecclesiastical history and beliefs of late Anglo Saxon England, with important implications for the study of early medieval civilization in general.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Sir John Elliott
  • A. J. Nicholls
  • P. Langford
  • M. H. Keen
  • H. C. G. Matthew
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford
Publication year:
  • 1995


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