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Illustrations of Damnation in Late Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts

Semple, S.J.

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This paper interprets a group of innovative illustrations from the eleventh century English manuscript, the Harley Psalter, in the context of textual, documentary, place-name and archaeological evidence for an uniquely late Anglo-Saxon conception of barrows, ancient monuments and deviant burial places as places of damnation and hellish torment.


Semple, S. (2003). Illustrations of Damnation in Late Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts. Anglo-Saxon England, 32, 231-245.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 1, 2003
Deposit Date Apr 8, 2009
Publicly Available Date Mar 31, 2010
Journal Anglo-Saxon England
Print ISSN 0263-6751
Electronic ISSN 1474-0532
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 32
Pages 231-245
Keywords Manuscript illumination, Landscape, Monuments, Execution, Hell, Damnation.


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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2003. This paper has been published by Cambridge University Press in Anglo-Saxon England (32 (2003) 231-245)

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