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How Traditional Crafts Are about More than Just Making

November 2, 2017 | Hardcover
ISBN: 9780571324408
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In a period of meaningless mass manufacturing, our growing appetite for hand-made objects, artisan food, and craft beverages reveals our deep cravings for tradition and quality. But there was a time when craft meant something very different; the Old English word cræft possessed an almost indefinable sense of knowledge, wisdom, and power. In this fascinating book, historian and popular broadcaster Alex Langlands goes in search of the mysterious lost meaning of cræft. Through a vibrant series of mini-histories, told with his trademark energy and charm, Langlands resurrects the ancient craftspeople who fused exquisite skill with back-breaking labour--and passionately defends the renewed importance of cræft today.

About this Author

Dr Alexander Langlands is a British archaeologist and historian. He is a lecturer in medieval history at Swansea University and a regular presenter for BBC and Channel 4. His current and ongoing TV projects include 'Full Steam Ahead' (BBC Two) and 'Britain at Low Tide' (Channel 4, TX November 2016). He lives in Wales with his wife, two children, chickens, and bees.

ISBN: 9780571324408
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Published: 2017-11-02

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