Essays on Archaeological Subjects 2 Volume Set Essays on Archaeological Subjects: Volume 1 (Cambridge Library Collection - Medieval History)

Essays on Archaeological Subjects 2 Volume Set Essays on Archaeological Subjects: Volume 1 (Cambridge Library Collection - Medieval History)

By: Thomas Wright (author)Paperback

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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, the Celtic languages and 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 2 contains articles on the medieval period, from language to architecture and satire.

Contents

13. On the ancient map of the world preserved in Hereford Cathedral, as illustrative of the history of geography in the middle ages; 14. On the history of the English language; 15. On the abacus, or mediaeval system of arithmetic; 16. On the antiquity of dates expressed in Arabic numerals; 17. Remarks on an ivory casket of the beginning of the fourteenth century; 18. On the carvings of the stalls in cathedral and collegiate churches; 19. Illustrations of some questions relating to architectural antiquities; 20. On the origin of rhymes in mediaeval poetry, and its bearing on the authenticity of the early Welsh poems; 21. On the history of the drama in the middle ages; 22. On the literature of the troubadours; 23. On the history of comic literature during the middle ages; 24. On the satirical literature of the Reformation.

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  • ISBN13: 9781108083485
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 334
  • ID: 9781108083485
  • weight: 250
  • ISBN10: 110808348X

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