Creativity, Cognition and Material Culture
  • ISSN 0929-0907
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9943
Buy:$35.00 + Taxes


Human engagements with the world form the basis for their intelligent understanding of it. Such material engagements are not piecemeal but follow some broad set of regularities as activities in one area of life are picked up and developed in another. Sweeping changes in life processes, which we might see as bursts of creativity, occur across areas of life we might label as secular or pragmatic and the sacred, calling into question such distinctions. In this paper, I follow the case of the emergence of the early medieval village and parish in England from around AD 750 onwards to examine how new cognitive landscapes emerge and what their entailments are more generally. I conclude by looking at the links between material engagement, identity and novelty.


Article metrics loading...

Loading full text...

Full text loading...

  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): early medieval village; identity; Material engagement; novelty; sacred; secular
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was successful
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error