A new corpus of Anglo-Saxon great square-headed brooches

John Hines

Square-headed brooches were among the most costly and elaborate forms of female dress jewellery for many Germanic peoples in the fifth and sixth centuries AD; Scandinavian in origin, they are spread widely over England and western Europe. This volume presents a fully illustrated catalogue and analytical study of some 209 brooches of this class belonging to a particular series produced predominantly in the Anglian and Saxon areas of Britain. The categorising and dating of the brooches throws light on Scandinavian influence on these areas, and is also evidence for the chronology of various types of associated finds. The practical and symbolic function of the brooches, together with changes in production and in patterns of deposition, are also considered, and the catalogue as a whole makes a major contribution to an understanding of social and cultural change in a critical period of historical development.Dr JOHN HINES is Reader in the School of History and Archaeology at the University of Wales, Cardiff.

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  • Introduction: synopsis
  • methods and procedure. Part 1 The groups. Part 2 Relative chronology - a summary. Part 3 The production of square-headed brooches. Part 4 Overseas parallels: a summary - absolute chronology (I). Part 5 Associated finds: absolute chronology (II)
  • brooches
  • necklaces
  • belt-fittings and associated items
  • wrist-clasps, bracelets and finger-rings
  • vessels
  • miscellaneous. Part 6 The function of square-headed brooches. Appendixes: a shield-boss stud from Barrington B, Cambs, grave 103
  • analyses of the alloys of Anglo-Saxon great square-headed brooches.

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書名 A new corpus of Anglo-Saxon great square-headed brooches
著作者等 Hines, John
Society of Antiquaries of London
シリーズ名 Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London
出版元 Boydell for the Society of Antiquaries of London
刊行年月 1997
ページ数 374, 124 p., [1] folded leaf of plates
大きさ 25cm
ISBN 0851156797
NCID BA34695279
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス