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Water and the Environment in the Anglo-Saxon World

Maren Clegg Hyer and Della Hooke


As a third volume in the series Daily Living in the Anglo-Saxon World, this work illumines how an understanding of the impact of water on the daily lives of the people and the environment of the Anglo-Saxon world can inform reading and scholarship about the period. The text considers the impact of waterscapes on social and cultural structures. Similar lines of enquiry consider the impact of bodies of water on Old English poetry, on place names that delineate types of watery bodies, and on human interactions. Specifically, the volume chronicles Anglo-Saxon exchanges with wetlands, sacred wells ... More

Keywords: Anglo-Saxon, water, waterscape, material culture, Old English

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781786940285
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781786940285.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maren Clegg Hyer, editor
Valdosta State University

Della Hooke, editor
Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education