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The Ancient Ways of Wessex

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The Ancient Ways of Wessex tells the story of Wessex’s roads in the early medieval period, at the point at which they first emerge in the historical record. This is the age of the Anglo-Saxons and an era that witnessed the rise of a kingdom that was taken to the very brink of defeat by the Viking invasions of the ninth century. It is a period that goes on to become one within which we can trace the beginnings of the political entity we have come to know today as England. In a series of ten detailed case studies the reader is invited to consider historical and archaeological evidence, alongside topographic information and ancient place-names, in the reconstruction of the networks of routeways and communications that served the people and places of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex. Whether you were a peasant, pilgrim, drover, trader, warrior, bishop, king or queen, travel would have been fundamental to life in the early middle ages and this book explores the physical means by which the landscape was constituted to facilitate and improve the movement of people, goods and ideas from the seventh through to the eleventh centuries. What emerges is a dynamic web of interconnecting routeways serving multiple functions and one, perhaps, even busier than that in our own working countryside. A narrative of transition, one of both of continuity and change, provides a fresh and alternative window into the everyday workings of an early medieval landscape through the pathways trodden over a millennium ago.

Thomas Hardy s works The Wessex novels

Author : Thomas Hardy
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The Writings of Thomas Hardy in Prose and Verse Wessex poems and other verses

Author : Thomas Hardy
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The English Peasantry in Contemporary Novels 1815 1900

Author : William James Hyde
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A Thane of Wessex

Author : Charles Watts Whistler
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The Wessex Novels Wessex tales

Author : Thomas Hardy
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The Wessex Novels The woodlanders

Author : Thomas Hardy
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Wessex Tales

Author : Thomas Hardy
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Saints of Wessex and Wiltshire

Author : Francis Goldie
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Ancient Peoples and Places WESSEX

Author : GLYN DANIEL
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Thomas Hardy s The Dorsetshire Labourer and Wessex

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Born and brought up in a village-tradesman family, he broke away, re-inventing himself first as a professional architect, and then as a successful man of letters. The imagined societies of his rural novels are significantly selective: he ignores, marginalizes, or treats dismissively the mass of rural poor, the agricultural labourers, whose condition was a running concern of the nineteenth century. His novels focus on the independent group to which his family belonged: 'an interesting and better-informed class, ranking distinctly above' the agricultural labourers, as he pointedly tells us. His fictions are coloured with a rich rural conservatism where social attitudes are concerned. Hardy's Wessex countryside is to be valued as metaphor, not reportage: for the latter we have to turn to that huge bulk of contemporary material highlighting the situation of the agricultural poor, nowhere more severely felt than in Dorset. It is no wonder that his early readers were puzzled.

Prose The works of Thomas Hardy in prose and verse Wessex ed

Author : Thomas Hardy
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The New Wessex Selection of Thomas Hardy s Poetry

Author : Thomas Hardy
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Thomas Hardy Writers writing and Wessex

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Sexual Tyranny in Wessex

Author : Gayla R. Steel
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Folklore's ancient witch and demon figures fascinate us as they continue to materialize in literature with a vitality belying their age. Seeing these folkloric images as crucial metaphors in Hardy's works - as manifest expressions of human sexual aggression and as archetypal projections from his characters' unconscious - this study explores the tyranny they exercise over their victims. The book also vigorously pursues the astonishing truths Hardy unearths through these shape-shifting energies and through his use of related folk beliefs such as omens, weather lore, and healing rituals that draw the reader irresistibly into his charmed Wessex world.

The Conquest of Wessex in the Sixth Century

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The works of Thomas Hardy in prose and verse Wessex ed Verse

Author : Thomas Hardy
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The Wessex Novels A changed man The waiting supper and other tales

Author : Thomas Hardy
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The Art of Thomas Hardy

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The Land of the English Kin

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"This volume draws together a series of papers that present some of the most up-to-date thinking on the history, archaeology and toponymy of Wessex and Anglo-Saxon England more broadly. In honour of one of early medieval European scholarship's most illustrious doyennes, no less than twenty-nine contributions demonstrate the indelible impression Barbara Yorke's work has made on her peers and a generation of new scholars, some of whom have benefitted directly from her tutorage. From the identities that emerged in the immediate post-Roman period, through to the development of kingdoms, the role of the church, and impacts felt beyond the eleventh century, the rich and diverse character of the studies presented here are testimony to the versatility and extensive range of the honorand's contribution to the academic field"--