Citations in Stone: The Material World of Hogbacks

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/619046
Title:
Citations in Stone: The Material World of Hogbacks
Authors:
Williams, Howard ( 0000-0003-3510-6852 )
Abstract:
This article explores a meshwork of citations to other material cultures and architectures created by the form and ornament of house-shaped early medieval recumbent stone monuments popularly known in Britain as ‘hogbacks’. In addition to citing the form and ornament of contemporary buildings, shrines, and tombs, this article suggests recumbent mortuary monuments referenced a far broader range of contemporary portable artefacts and architectures. The approach takes attention away from identifying any single source of origin for hogbacks. Instead, considering multi-scalar and multi-media references within the form and ornament of different carved stones provides the basis for revisiting their inherent variability and their commemorative efficacy by creating the sense of an inhabited mortuary space in which the dead are in dialogue with the living. By alluding to an entangled material world spanning Norse and Insular, ecclesiastical and secular spheres, hogbacks were versatile technologies of mortuary remembrance in the Viking Age.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Williams, H. (2016). Citations in Stone: The Material World of Hogbacks. European Journal of Archaeology, 19(3), 497-518. doi: 10.1080/14619571.2016.1186910
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
European Journal of Archaeology
Publication Date:
7-Aug-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/619046
DOI:
10.1080/14619571.2016.1186910
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in European Journal of Archaeology on 06/07/2016, available online: doi 10.1080/14619571.2016.1186910; This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in European Journal of Archaeology on 06/07/2016, available online: doi 10.1080/14619571.2016.1186910
ISSN:
1461-9571
EISSN:
1741-2722
Appears in Collections:
History and Archaeology

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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Howarden
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-30T14:47:57Z-
dc.date.available2016-08-30T14:47:57Z-
dc.date.issued2016-08-07-
dc.identifier.citationWilliams, H. (2016). Citations in Stone: The Material World of Hogbacks. European Journal of Archaeology, 19(3), 497-518. doi: 10.1080/14619571.2016.1186910en
dc.identifier.issn1461-9571-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14619571.2016.1186910-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/619046-
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in European Journal of Archaeology on 06/07/2016, available online: doi 10.1080/14619571.2016.1186910en
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in European Journal of Archaeology on 06/07/2016, available online: doi 10.1080/14619571.2016.1186910-
dc.description.abstractThis article explores a meshwork of citations to other material cultures and architectures created by the form and ornament of house-shaped early medieval recumbent stone monuments popularly known in Britain as ‘hogbacks’. In addition to citing the form and ornament of contemporary buildings, shrines, and tombs, this article suggests recumbent mortuary monuments referenced a far broader range of contemporary portable artefacts and architectures. The approach takes attention away from identifying any single source of origin for hogbacks. Instead, considering multi-scalar and multi-media references within the form and ornament of different carved stones provides the basis for revisiting their inherent variability and their commemorative efficacy by creating the sense of an inhabited mortuary space in which the dead are in dialogue with the living. By alluding to an entangled material world spanning Norse and Insular, ecclesiastical and secular spheres, hogbacks were versatile technologies of mortuary remembrance in the Viking Age.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectBritish Islesen
dc.subjectViking Ageen
dc.subjectearly medievalen
dc.subjecthogbacksen
dc.subjectcommemorationen
dc.subjectmemoryen
dc.subjectcitationen
dc.subjectmeshworken
dc.titleCitations in Stone: The Material World of Hogbacksen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1741-2722-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Journal of Archaeologyen
dc.date.accepted2016-05-04-
or.grant.openaccessYesen
rioxxterms.funderThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP/2007-2013)/ERC Grant Agreement n. 284085.en
rioxxterms.identifier.projectThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP/2007-2013)/ERC Grant Agreement n. 284085.en
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-01-07-
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