Liturgy, Architecture, and Sacred Places in Anglo-Saxon England

@inproceedings{Gittos2013LiturgyAA,
  title={Liturgy, Architecture, and Sacred Places in Anglo-Saxon England},
  author={Helen Gittos},
  year={2013}
}
This book is a brave and important attempt to coalesce Anglo-Saxon architecture with the corpus of (largely Late Saxon) liturgical manuscripts, in order better to comprehend sacred places. Each chapter takes a different theme, beginning with the creation of sacred places (Chapter 2), the grouping of Anglo-Saxon churches (Chapter 3), and open-air processions (Chapter 4), before narrowing the focus down to churches, their form and function (Chapter 5) and the rites for their dedications (Chapter… 
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