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

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 01/03/2010
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Lancashire, situated in the north west of England, does not at first tend to conjure up an images of `a sacred' landscape. But look at bit deeper and one will discover a vast array of sites of ritual and early worship. Archaeological remains of prehistoric stone circles, cairns and burial chambers, pre-Christian place-names, Anglo-Saxon and Viking stone sculpture, as well as tales of fairies and `otherworldly' creatures within the folklore and legend are spread throughout the county. Within this book the reader will find a discussion of all these, including a comprehensive gazetteer of prehistoric sites, listings of place names, locations of stone sculpture and detailed analyses of carvings and the inscriptions upon them, as well as a personal, experiential approach to landscape. Extensive photographs illustrate the sites described within the chapters. The contributors to this book are from a variety of academic disciplines - geology, archaeology, art history, history, place-name and folklore research. They have spent many years deeply engaged in their own different areas of research in order to produce this wide-ranging material. Each chapter is accompanied by details of how to visit the sites in discussion.

Publisher: The History Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780752455877
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 430 g
Dimensions: 230 x 160 x 10 mm
Edition: UK ed.

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