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Multiple Liminalities in Early Anglo-Saxon England: age, gender and cosmology

Cave, Christine; Oxenham, Marc

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Liminality is existence on the threshold of another reality. It is an ambiguous space, where two or more worlds may merge, a place of multiple inclusion and/or exclusion, and where opposites may co-exist. Liminal spaces can be formed by nature (as in the sea shore, alternatively wet and dry), forcing those who exist there to deal with both realities. They can also be the result of human activity and thought; humans define their societies through their differing cultures, philosophies and truths,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/195737
Book Title: Across the Generations: The Old and the Young in Past Societies : Proceedings from the 22nd Annual Meeting of the EAA in Vilnius, Lithuania, 31st August – 4th September 2016
DOI: .31265/ams-skrifter.v0i26.212

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