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Sandbach Crosses

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Book News Annotation:

Carved stone monuments provide the only material evidence for life in the market town of Sandbach, Cheshire during the Anglo-Saxon period. Hawkins (history of art, U. of York) investigates the remains: two stone shafts in the marketplace, one of which is topped with the remains of a cross-head from a third and now lost smaller monument; and fragments of three further shafts and a coped tombstone in the churchyard. The many illustrations are monochrome. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This book presents a highly illustrated art-historical assessment of a group of 9th-century Anglo-Saxon stone carvings at Sandbach in Cheshire. As such, it represents one of the first modern studies devoted to a specific group of Anglo-Saxon high crosses, as well as a new, iconographic, approach to that material. The crosses are examined largely from the point of view of their figural decoration, which is used as a source of information about the symbolic significance of the carved scenes, their role as public monuments, their date, and the contacts that existed between Sandbach, in the west of Anglo-Saxon Mercia, and other areas of the early medieval world - Ireland and the Columban community to the west and Carolingian Europe to the east. Overall, the decoration of the Sandbach crosses suggests the presence in the region of an ecclesiastical center that sought to express its power and authority in the land through the production of large-scale stone monuments whose iconography exhibi

Product Details

ISBN:
9781851826599
Author:
Jane Hawkes
Publisher:
Four Courts Press
Author:
Hawkes, Jane
Location:
Dublin
Subject:
Christian art and symbolism
Subject:
Stone crosses
Subject:
Sikhism
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Sikhism
Series Volume:
no. 2002-126
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.70x7.40x.80 in. 1.60 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Archaeology » British Isles
Religion » Eastern Religions » Sikhism

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"Synopsis" by , This book presents a highly illustrated art-historical assessment of a group of 9th-century Anglo-Saxon stone carvings at Sandbach in Cheshire. As such, it represents one of the first modern studies devoted to a specific group of Anglo-Saxon high crosses, as well as a new, iconographic, approach to that material. The crosses are examined largely from the point of view of their figural decoration, which is used as a source of information about the symbolic significance of the carved scenes, their role as public monuments, their date, and the contacts that existed between Sandbach, in the west of Anglo-Saxon Mercia, and other areas of the early medieval world - Ireland and the Columban community to the west and Carolingian Europe to the east. Overall, the decoration of the Sandbach crosses suggests the presence in the region of an ecclesiastical center that sought to express its power and authority in the land through the production of large-scale stone monuments whose iconography exhibi
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