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Liturgy, Architecture, and Sacred Places in Anglo-Saxon England

Helen Gittos

Abstract

Church rituals were a familiar feature of life throughout much of the Anglo-Saxon period. This book examines ceremonies for the consecration of churches and cemeteries, processional feasts like Candlemas, Palm Sunday, and Rogationtide, as well as personal rituals such as baptisms and funerals. Drawing on little-known surviving liturgical sources as well as other written evidence, archaeology, and architecture, it considers the architectural context in which such rites were performed. The research in this book has implications for a wide range of topics, such as: how liturgy was written and dis ... More

Keywords: church rituals, Anglo-Saxon period, baptisms, funerals, early Middle Ages, early medieval religious life, church buildings

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199270903
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199270903.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helen Gittos, author
Lecturer in Medieval History, University of Kent