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The Resource Inhabited spaces : Anglo-Saxon constructions of place, Nicole Guenther Discenza

Inhabited spaces : Anglo-Saxon constructions of place, Nicole Guenther Discenza

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Inhabited spaces : Anglo-Saxon constructions of place
Title
Inhabited spaces
Title remainder
Anglo-Saxon constructions of place
Statement of responsibility
Nicole Guenther Discenza
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eng
Summary
"We tend to think of early medieval people as unsophisticated about geography because their understandings of space and place often differed from ours, yet theirs were no less complex. Anglo-Saxons conceived of themselves as living at the centre of a cosmos that combined order and plenitude, two principles in a constant state of tension. In Inhabited Spaces, Nicole Guenther Discenza examines a variety of Anglo-Latin and Old English texts to shed light on Anglo-Saxon understandings of space. Anglo-Saxon models of the universe featured a spherical earth at the centre of a spherical universe ordered by God. They sought to shape the universe into knowable places, from where the earth stood in the cosmos, to the kingdoms of different peoples, and to the intimacy of the hall. Discenza argues that Anglo-Saxon works both construct orderly place and illuminate the limits of human spatial control."--
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1969-
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Discenza, Nicole Guenther
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Toronto Anglo-Saxon series
Series volume
23
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  • Geographical perception
  • Sacred space
  • Space perception
  • Human geography
  • English literature
  • Latin literature, Medieval and modern
  • Geographical perception in literature
  • Geography in literature
  • Space perception in literature
  • England
  • Civilization
  • English literature
  • Geographical perception
  • Geographical perception in literature
  • Geography in literature
  • Human geography
  • Latin literature, Medieval and modern
  • Sacred space
  • Space perception
  • Space perception in literature
  • England
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Inhabited spaces : Anglo-Saxon constructions of place, Nicole Guenther Discenza
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-241) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Earth's place in the cosmos -- England, the Mediterranean, and beyond -- Recentring : the north and England's place -- Fruitful wastes in Beowulf, Guthlac A, and Andreas -- Halls and cities as locuses of civilization and sin
Control code
950450711
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 261 pages
Isbn
9781487500658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)950450711
Label
Inhabited spaces : Anglo-Saxon constructions of place, Nicole Guenther Discenza
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Earth's place in the cosmos -- England, the Mediterranean, and beyond -- Recentring : the north and England's place -- Fruitful wastes in Beowulf, Guthlac A, and Andreas -- Halls and cities as locuses of civilization and sin
Control code
950450711
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 261 pages
Isbn
9781487500658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)950450711

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