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Rural Settlements and Society in Anglo-Saxon England

Helena Hamerow

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199203253
eISBN:
9780191741760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203253.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

In the course of the fifth century, the Roman farms and villas of lowland Britain were replaced by the new, distinctive settlements of Anglo-Saxon communities. This volume presents a major synthesis ... More


The Early Middle Ages and the Christianization of Europe

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter looks at the ease with which the ancient pagan culture was adopted and adapted to fit into a Christian world (without in many cases being actually Christianized) during the Early Middle ... More


1. 1. Solomon's Temple, Augustus' Altar, and Edwin's Roads: Peace in the Political Imagination

Paul J. E. Kershaw

in Peaceful Kings: Peace, Power and the Early Medieval Political Imagination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780198208709
eISBN:
9780191594731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208709.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

What did early medieval authors think about when they thought about peace? Early medieval political culture is impossible to understand without a full awareness of the foundations upon which it was ... More


Nuns in the Large Women’s Monasteries

Christina Harrington

in Women in a Celtic Church: Ireland 450-1150

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208235
eISBN:
9780191716683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208235.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Monasteries in early medieval Ireland resembled nothing so much as slightly miniaturised villages. By the 7th century, there were many places resembling this general description, so successful had ... More


Introduction

Paul J. E. Kershaw

in Peaceful Kings: Peace, Power and the Early Medieval Political Imagination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780198208709
eISBN:
9780191594731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208709.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The preface sets out the historical questions pursued through the rest of the book: what did it mean to talk about peace in the centuries following the end of the Roman Empire in the West? What role ... More


Authority and Intertextuality in the Works of Ælfric: Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture

Joyce Hill

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 131, 2004 Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263518
eISBN:
9780191734021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263518.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses the intellectual and textual systems within which Ælfric and his Carolingian models were working. It focuses on Ælfric's cultural context, compositional process, and his ... More


After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Joe Cribb and Georgina Herrmann (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263846
eISBN:
9780191734113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This is a study of the history, archaeology, and numismatics of Central Asia, an area of great significance for our understanding of the ancient and early medieval world. This vast, land-locked ... More


The Virgin Consort in Hagiography

Christina Harrington

in Women in a Celtic Church: Ireland 450-1150

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208235
eISBN:
9780191716683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208235.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

If the Irish attitudes were increasingly mixed on the subject of men and women sharing space in the religious life, this ambivalence is nowhere clearer than in one new and most extraordinary type of ... More


Wales and the Britons, 350-1064

T. M. Charles-Edwards

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198217312
eISBN:
9780191744778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217312.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This is a history of the Welsh in the centuries in which Wales acquired the shape it was to retain until the present day. In 350 what is now Wales was just one part of Roman Britain: contemporaries ... More


Introduction: The Lands of the Britons

T. M. Charles-Edwards

in Wales and the Britons, 350-1064

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198217312
eISBN:
9780191744778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217312.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The chapter considers the different senses of ‘Britain’. ‘the Britons’, ‘the Welsh’, and ‘Cymry’ in the early medieval period. It also surveys the lands that remained British up to c. 600. These ... More


Anglo-Saxon Deviant Burial Customs

Andrew Reynolds

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199544554
eISBN:
9780191720390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544554.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book is the first to investigate how Anglo‐Saxon society dealt with social outcasts. The study begins in the period immediately following Roman rule and ends in the century following the Norman ... More


Merovingian Mortuary Archaeology and the Making of the Early Middle Ages

Bonnie Effros

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520232440
eISBN:
9780520928183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232440.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Clothing, jewelry, animal remains, ceramics, coins, and weaponry are among the artifacts that have been discovered in graves in Gaul dating from the fifth to eighth century. Those who have unearthed ... More


Practice

Wendy Davies

in Patterns of Power in Early Wales

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201533
eISBN:
9780191674921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201533.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter investigates the practice of power within early medieval Wales. It begins with an overview of the political history until the late eleventh century. It then considers the pre-ninth ... More


Ritual landscape, with portage

Martin Carver

in Portmahomack: Monastery of the Picts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624416
eISBN:
9780748670703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624416.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter describes the history of the Tarbat peninsula, where the Pictish monastery at Portmahomack was sited. The peninsula was once more nearly an island, and boats were towed across its ... More


Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

James Graham-Campbell and Michael Ryan (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264508
eISBN:
9780191734120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Although there has been much recent interest in the interaction of England and Ireland in the Viking Age, the links between the Anglo-Saxons and the Irish in the period before 800 have been much less ... More


Early evidence for settlement and fields

David Hall

in The Open Fields of England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198702955
eISBN:
9780191772429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702955.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter collects together additional types of physical and historical evidence that have a bearing on field origins. Firstly the archaeological evidence relating to the distribution and dating ... More


The monks arrive

Martin Carver

in Portmahomack: Monastery of the Picts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624416
eISBN:
9780748670703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624416.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

How the monastery began. On the sandy ridge overlooking the Dornoch Firth was an Iron Age cemetery containing burials lined with stone slabs. Christian burials were added to these from the 6th ... More


5. 5. ‘The Wise Must Hold Meetings with the Wise’: 1 Anglo‐Saxon England

Paul J. E. Kershaw

in Peaceful Kings: Peace, Power and the Early Medieval Political Imagination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780198208709
eISBN:
9780191594731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208709.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Bede's image of Edwin of Northumbria's peaceful reign was a central component of Chapter I. Here, the focus falls fully upon the political ideas of Anglo‐Saxon England, between AD 600 and Alfred's ... More


Signs from the Unseen Realm: Buddhist Miracle Tales from Early Medieval China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836023
eISBN:
9780824869601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836023.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In early medieval China hundreds of Buddhist miracle texts were circulated, inaugurating a trend that would continue for centuries. Each tale recounted extraordinary events involving Chinese persons ... More


Kinship and Lordship in Early Medieval England: The Story of Sigeberht, Cynewulf, and Cyneheard

Stephen D. White

in Old English Literature: Critical Essays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091397
eISBN:
9780300129113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091397.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter examines the story of Sigeberht, Cynewulf, and Cyneheard to understand kinship and lordship in early medieval England. It analyzes the plot of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle entry for 757 and ... More


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