Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 March 2014

272 Pages | 8 black & white illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719087899

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Between Earth and Heaven

Liminality and the Ascension of Christ in Anglo-Saxon literature

First Edition

Johanna Kramer

Published by Manchester University Press

Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture MUP

  • Only published full-length paperback study of Ascension literature in Anglo-Saxon England
  • Captures the lived significance of religious texts to contemporary audiences, an aspect of early medieval literary culture that often proves elusive
  • Intensely multidisciplinary in its approach (literature, patristics, homiletics, religious culture, anthropology), connecting multiple fields not usually all connected in one study
  • Contributes to a greater understanding of how Anglo-Saxon culture responds to Christian-Latin culture.

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