By Catherine E. Karkov

Among the reign of Alfred within the overdue 9th century and the coming of the Normans in 1066, a different set of pictures of kingship and queenship was once built in Anglo-Saxon England, photos of management that concentrated on books, authorship and studying instead of thrones, sword and sceptres. targeting the cultural and old contexts within which those photos have been produced, this booklet explores the explanations for his or her improvement, and their which means and serve as inside either England and early medieval Europe. It explains how and why they vary from their Byzantine and Continental opposite numbers, and what they display approximately Anglo-Saxon attitudes in the direction of historical past and gender, in addition to the characteristics that have been inspiration to represent a great ruler. it's argued that this sequence of photos, by no means ahead of studied as a corpus, creates a visible family tree akin to the textual genealogies and regnal lists which are a lot a characteristic of overdue Anglo-Saxon tradition. As such they're a huge a part of the best way the kings and queens of early medieval England created either their background and their country. CATHERINE E. KARKOV is Professor of artwork background on the college of Leeds.

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