By Alexander Langlands
In the trendy international we're changing into bombarded through craft. Hand-made instruments, artisan breads and craft beers are all a part of a pantheon of products designed to entice our earthier selves, our experience of culture, caliber and comfort, all introduced jointly via a private contact - items to savor in a global of meaningless mass manufacture.
But as soon as, craft - or extra particularly, cræft - intended whatever very diversified. while it used to be first written down in outdated English, over one thousand years in the past, it had a nearly indefinable feel of 'knowledge', 'wisdom' and 'power'. To be cræfty was once to be actually clever - yet in a fashion that's virtually impossible to us this present day.
Through a sequence of mini-histories, special craft analyses and private anecdotes, archaeologist, historian and broadcaster Alex Langlands is going looking for the misplaced wisdom of cræft.
Fusing tales of landscapes, personalities and mesmerising ability, with back-breaking labor, this ebook will persuade readers - for his or her health and wellbeing, wealth and health - to introduce extra cræft into their lives.