The Meadhall: The Feasting Tradition in Anglo-Saxon England / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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- Anglo-Saxon Books
Using the evidence of Old English texts - including the epic Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles - Stephen Pollington shows that the idea of feasting remained central to early English social traditions long after the physical reality had declined in importance.
The words of the poets and saga-writers are supported by a wealth of archaeological data dealing with halls, settlement layouts and the magnificent feasting gear found in many early Anglo-Saxon graves.
The volume includes three appendices: Hall-themes in Old English verse; Old English texts; The structure and origins of the warband.