Winters in the World : A Journey through the Anglo-Saxon Year


by Parker, Eleanor | Humanities
Published 01/08/2023 by REAKTION BOOKS in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 268 pages

ISBN: 9781789147735 Category:


Now available in paperback, Winters in the World is a beautifully observed journey through the cycle of the year in Anglo-Saxon England, exploring the festivals, customs and traditions linked to the different seasons. Drawing on a wide variety of source material, including poetry, histories and religious literature, Eleanor Parker investigates how Anglo-Saxons felt about the annual passing of the seasons and the profound relationship they saw between human life and the rhythms of nature. Many of the festivals we celebrate in Britain today have their roots in the Anglo-Saxon period, and this book traces their surprising history, as well as unearthing traditions now long forgotten. It celebrates some of the finest treasures of medieval literature and provides an imaginative connection to the Anglo-Saxon world.

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Weight 0.244 kg