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Lancashire's Sacred Landscape: From Prehistory to the Viking Age

Lancashire's Sacred Landscape: From Prehistory to the Viking Age (Paperback)

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Place and landscape are key components of our identity today, and are indexed in family stories, popular culture, folklore and literature. In the past and still today, sacred places appear to hold important answers for many. Evidence of the origins of our identity is contained within archaeological finds, historical documentation and remains of buildings, whilst clues can also be found in place names and folklore.

With these themes in mind, Lancashire's Sacred Landscape provides a detailed breakdown of and practical guide to the sacred sites, church buildings, monuments and art of Lancashire through the analysis of landscape history, archaeological finds and place names. The rich tradition of local folklore and legends is also explored in this fresh approach to the history of the county.

History & PoliticsArchaeologyLandscape archaeologyHistory & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaLocal history Publisher: The History Press Ltd Publication Date: 01/02/2010 ISBN-13: 9780752455877  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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The sacred landscape may not be the first thought to cross one’s mind as a defining characteristic of Lancashire, so Linda Sever’s book will come as a bit of a surprise. Aimed at the general reader as well as specialists, the chapters can be used as a guide for visiting; however, the book also provides interesting viewpoints beyond places in the landscape, touching on traditions, folklore, heritage, ancestry and the nature of relationships with the landscape. Archaeology, spirituality, art history, environmental concerns and use of the land are all addressed.

Beginning with discussion of Lancashire’s prehistoric past, subsequent chapters take an interdisciplinary approach to Viking settlements, Norse inscriptions, Saxon influences, the Roman presence and Christian sites, as well as an illuminating look at place-names. One, unexpected, chapter delves into fairy and boggart sites.

Rather than constructing a picture of the past, this book aims to show what, and where, was important in the Lancashire landscape for different groups of people over time. This book does much to redress the previous paucity of information on a landscape that turns out to be quite significant indeed.

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Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 22/02/2011


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