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Ritual and the Rood: Liturgical Images and the Old English Poems of the Dream of the Rood Tradition
Ritual and the Rood is a study of four of the most important surviving artifacts from Anglo-Saxon England: the elaborate eighth-century stone cross still standing at Ruthwell in Dumfriesshire, Scotland; the related cross-shaft at Bewcastle; the majestic and hypnotizing Dream of the Rood, a poem surviving in a late tenth-century manuscript now in Vercelli, North Italy; and ...more
Hardcover, 427 pages
Published August 13th 2005 by University of Toronto Press
(first published January 2005)
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