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The Cultural Construction of Reading in Anglo-Saxon England

Jonathan Boyarin

in The Ethnography of Reading

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079557
eISBN:
9780520913431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079557.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

To move from Augustine's Confessions to the Old English ræd and rædan means encountering quite different conventions of culture, language, and literacy. This chapter suggests that it becomes easier ... More


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