Anglo-Saxon towers an architectural and historical study by Ernest Arthur Fisher

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Published by David & Charles in Newton Abbot .

Written in English

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  • England.


  • Towers -- England,
  • Architecture, Anglo-Saxon,
  • Architecture, Medieval -- England

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 193-195.

Book details

Statementby E. A. Fisher.
LC ClassificationsNA2930 .F5 1969
The Physical Object
Pagination208 p.
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5514154M
ISBN 100715344722
LC Control Number73441545

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The first book to use standing architecture to study secular elites from before the Norman Conquest, a period for which no secular buildings are known to survive anywhere in England; The first book to argue that Anglo-Saxon towers influenced the keeps and gatehouses of England's earliest stone castles.

It has long been assumed that England lay outside the Western European tradition of castle-building until after the Norman Conquest of It is now becoming apparent that Anglo-Saxon lords were constructing free-standing towers at their residences all across England during the tenth and eleventh centuries.

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Anglo-Saxon turriform churches were an Anglo-Saxon style of church that were built in the form of towers. They can also be called tower-nave churches.

Several Anglo-Saxon churches were built as towers. The ground floor was used as the nave; there was a small projecting chancel on the east side and sometimes also the west, as at St Peter's Church, Barton-upon-Humber (the baptistery).

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The Anglo-Saxons were a cultural group who inhabited Great Britain from the 5th century. They comprise people from Germanic tribes who migrated to the island from continental Europe, their descendants, and indigenous British groups who adopted many aspects of Anglo-Saxon culture and language; the cultural foundations laid by the Anglo-Saxons are the foundation of the modern English legal.

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The speaker describes various pieces of evidence from the past civilization such as ruined roofs, toppled towers, and weathered walls.

This book is primarily a history and as such needs to be seen as such. It is not a deep look at Anglo-Saxon social structures, nor it is a look at Anglo-Saxon ethical culture. However it covers material culture in relative detail as well as what is known about the historical movements, consolidations of power, and the Cited by: Anglo-Saxon towers: An architectural and historical study, [Ernest Arthur Fisher] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying by: 3.

The other day I read a fragment of an 8 th century old-English Saxon poem called ‘The Ruin’. This fragment, which survives from the Exeter Book, is a sort of elegy for the Roman city of is incomplete, but very interesting to read, even a little sad.

Anglo-Saxon Towns in Southern England. Jeremy Haslam. Phillimore, - Social Science - pages. 1 Review. What people are saying - Write a review.

References to this book. Archaeology in British Towns: From the Emperor Claudius to the Black Death Patrick Ottaway No preview available - Reviews: 1. Anglo-Saxon art, manuscript illumination and architecture produced in Britain from about the 7th century to the Norman Conquest of Anglo-Saxon art may be divided into two distinct periods, one before and one after the Danish invasions of England in the 9th century.

manuscript illuminationSt. Several of Saruman’s other appearances in the book emerged in the process of writing. Christopher Tolkien believes that the old man seen by Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli at the edge of Fangorn forest near the beginning of The Two Towers is in the original drafts intended to be The Fellowship of the Ring (), The Two.

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This symbolises the Anglo-Saxons Germanic origins more. The Anglo-Saxon's put a lot of energy into tower building in their church architecture, and often Saxon towers are the earliest surviving part of English parish churches.

The towers began as a defensive structure; they enabled inhabitants of a village to gain a high lookout point and an easily defensible position to ward off attacks.

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I became a translator of Anglo-Saxon riddles and kennings after falling in love with "Wulf and Eadwacer," a stunning ancient poem from the Exeter. One of the three great Anglo-Saxon towers with Barnack (Cambs) and Earls barton (Northants) Centre: Kirk Hammerton. Large stone blocks are not conducive to decoration.

Right: Brigstock (Northants) is one of only two examples of an Anglo-Saxon church with a western stair turret. This almost circular tower adjoins the Anglo-Saxon western bell tower. Jan 26,  · Both Anglo-saxon and Viking buildings were by and large rectangular or square in composition and wood was the material of choice as it was a fairly accessible renewable source.

In Anglo-saxon England the most common buildings, both for domestic, agricultural and industrial purposes, were constructed with wattle and daub. Anglo-Saxon houses and settlements Anglo-Saxon people needed somewhere to live so what did their homes look like.

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line 92a: In J. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, in chapter six of The Two Towers, Aragorn sings a song of Rohan (itself a version of Anglo-Saxon England), beginning "Where now the horse and the rider.

Where is the horn that was blowing?". The song clearly comes from this section of The Wanderer. (A more strictly literal translation of. Exeter Book study guide contains literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis of the poems in the anthology.

The old houses around it are falling apart, their roofs are caving in, their towers are crumbling, their gates are broken, and frost clings to the mortar. However, some of the walls. Jun 14,  · That leaves the Cotton manuscript (whose Anglo-Saxon poetry comprises Beowulf and nothing more) and the Exeter Book.

And it’s the Exeter Book that yields a whole host of smaller masterpieces of Old English verse, from ‘The Dream of the Rood’ to ‘The Battle of Maldon’ to ‘The Ruin’ to ‘The Wanderer’ and ‘The Seafarer’ and the celebrated riddles.

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The middle novel in The Lord of the Rings—the greatest fantasy epic of all time—which began in The Fellowship of the Ring, and which reaches its magnificent climax in The Return of the King.

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