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Britain and Its Neighbours, Cultural Contacts and Exchanges in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

"Britain and its Neighbours explores instances and periods of cultural contact and exchanges between communities in Britain with those in other parts of Europe between c.500-1700. Collectively, the twelve case studies highlight certain aspects of cultural contact and exchange, present neglected factors, previously overlooked evidence, and new methodological approaches. With its range of specialised topics, Britain and its Neighbours will be a useful resource for undergraduates, postgraduates, and scholars interested in cultural and intellectual studies and the history of Britain's longstanding connections to Europe"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Intro -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Figures -- Maps -- Tables -- Contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Britain and its neighbours: Contacts, exchanges, influences. An introduction -- Notes -- 1. Wayland the Smith and the Massacre of the Innocents: Pagan-Christian 'amalgamation' on the Anglo-Saxon Franks Casket -- The front side of Franks Casket - Wayland's Revenge and the Adoration of the Magi -- How can Jesus be linked to Wayland? -- The Massacre of the Innocents -- Wayland, the Anglo-Saxon Herod -- Notes -- 2. The permeating presence of practices: Northwest English and Manx ecclesiastical sites with Viking-Age furnished burials and sculpture -- Prying apart practices -- Considering the context -- Studying the stone -- Extrapolating from the evidence -- Conclusions and contemplations -- Notes -- 3. Between continental models, a Christian message, and a Scandinavian audience: Early examples of the image of 'Christ trampling the Beasts' in the British Isles -- Introduction: images of Christ and the Beasts -- Continental links: occidental models and British images -- Scandinavian links: pagan mythology and Christian messages -- International links: influences and imports from across the seas -- Notes -- 4. Silver threads: How Scandinavian Scotland connected with a wider economic world -- Economic anthropology -- Silver and market commerce in Scandinavian Scotland -- Silver: commodity money for a long-distance age -- Market currencies: the Baltic and Southern Scandinavian Model -- Transfer to Ireland and Britain -- Market economy in Scandinavian Scotland -- Conclusions -- Notes -- 5. The problem of Manx: Norse linguistic evidence for the survival of Manx Gaelic in the Scandinavian period -- Introduction -- Survival or extinction, and the limits to place-name evidence
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non fiction
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1 online resource (261 pages)
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