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Essays on Archaeological Subjects
And on Various Questions Connected with the History of Art, Science, and Literature in the Middle Ages

Volume 1

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Medieval History

  • Date Published: May 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108083478

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  • Thomas Wright (1810–77), antiquarian, archaeologist and historian, wrote many works on all his areas of interest, including several reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. He was the first excavator of the Roman city of Wroxeter, wrote on the history of Ludlow and of Cambridge, and was interested in ethnology, folklore, Old English, and etymology. This two-volume collection of his essays was published in 1861: he selected them 'to embrace in some manner the whole field of our own primeval history and that of the Middle Ages'. The subjects range from the excavation of tumuli in Yorkshire to the history of drama in the Middle Ages. Wright draws on sources ranging from medieval charters to modern linguistic studies, as well as the remains and artefacts uncovered by his own and others' excavations. Volume 1 considers prehistoric finds, aspects of Roman Britain, and the Anglo-Saxon and late medieval period.

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    • Date Published: May 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108083478
    • dimensions: 210 x 140 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • contains: 87 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. On the remains of a primitive people in the south-east corner of Yorkshire
    2. On some ancient barrows, or tumuli, opened in East Yorkshire
    3. On some curious forms of sepulchral interment found in East Yorkshire
    4. Treago, and the large tumulus at St Weonard's
    5. On the ethnology of South Britain at the period of the extinction of the Roman government in the island
    6. On the origin of the Welsh
    7. On Anglo-Saxon antiquities, with a particular reference to the Faussett Collection
    8. On the true character of the biographer Asser
    9. Anglo-Saxon architecture, illustrated from illuminated manuscripts
    10. On the literary history of Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Britons, and of the Romantic Cycle of King Arthur
    11. On saints' lives and miracles
    12. On antiquarian excavations and researches in the middle ages.

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    Thomas Wright

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