Corpus ID: 190119124

The Anglo-Saxon stone sculpture of Mercia as evidence for continental influence and cultural exchange

@inproceedings{Bergius2012TheAS,
  title={The Anglo-Saxon stone sculpture of Mercia as evidence for continental influence and cultural exchange},
  author={Gwendoline Clare Courtena Bergius},
  year={2012}
}
Scholarship has long considered the style of stone sculpture produced in Mercia during the late eighth and early ninth centuries to reflect the direct influence of artistic activities on the Carolingian continent. Written sources point to the dialogue that existed between the Anglo-Saxon kingdom and the Carolingian courts in the years after Offa’s rise to the Mercian throne. This dialogue has been understood to signal Offa’s desire to raise his profile and that of his kingdom in the eyes of… Expand
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