Voices in the pastVoices in the past: English literature and archaeology
Publisher: Cambridge : Rochester, NY : D.S. Brewer, 2004.
ISBN: 0859918831 ISBN13: 9780859918831 DDC: 820.9 LCC: PR25 Edition: (Hardback : alk. paper)
Summary:"Voices in the Past is a pioneering exploration of the scope for
linking archaeology and the critical reading of literature." "John
Hines introduces and compares the theories and methods of the two
subjects; showing how material and literary artefacts are related,
and arguing for a fully interdisciplinary approach as a means of
gaining a deeper understanding of their meaning and value." "This new
perspective is then applied to a series of texts and contexts from
the Anglo-Saxon period through the High Middle Ages to the
Renaissance and Restoration, the 1850s, and American modernism of the
1930s." "Key topics considered are the functions and meanings of
references and objects, the physical surroundings of literary
performances, the emergence of books as commodities and authorship as
a profession, and the role of literature in responses to accelerating
material change in the modern world.".
"Through this reading of creative writing and archaeological
heritage, the author offers fresh and rewarding insights into all
periods of English cultural history."--BOOK JACKET.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Prologue: Mere Words? -- 1. Text and Context -- 2. Knowledge and
Vision in Old English Poetry -- 3. Two Medieval Books -- 4. Medieval
Medievalism and the Onset of the Modern -- 5. Renaissance,
Reformation and Restoration -- 6. Household Words and the Victorian
Experience -- Epilogue: Spelling Progress.
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LCC Number: PR25
Book Details:Language: eng
Physical Description: viii, 216 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Edition Info: (Hardback : alk. paper)
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