2nd Edition

An Archaeology of the Early Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms

By C. J. Arnold Copyright 1997
    282 Pages
    by Routledge

    280 Pages
    by Routledge

    An Archaeology of the Early Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms is a volume which offers an unparalleled view of the archaeological remains of the period. Using the development of the kingdoms as a framework, this study closely examines the wealth of material evidence and analyzes its significance to our understanding of the society that created it. From our understanding of the migrations of the Germanic peoples into the British Isles, the subsequent patterns of settlement, land-use, trade, through to social hierarchy and cultural identity within the kingdoms, this fully revised edition illuminates one of the most obscure and misunderstood periods in European history.

    List of figures, List of tables, Preface to the first edition, Preface to the revised second edition, Introduction, 1 A history of early Anglo-Saxon archaeology, 2 Migration theory, 3 Farm and field, 4 Elusive craftspeople, 5 Exchange, 6 The topography of belief, 7 Mighty kinfolk, 8 Kingdoms, Bibliography, Index


    C. J. Arnold

    'This is certainly a book which I would encourage students to read and discuss. It is full of ideas and should be welcomed as opening new and hopefully more fruitful debates in Anglo-Saxon archaeology.' - Medieval Archaeology