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Studies in Early Medieval Britain and Ireland: Studies in Early Medieval Britain and Ireland


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Studies in Early Medieval Britain and Ireland illuminates the history of Britain and Ireland from the start of the fifth century to the establishment of French-speaking aristocracies in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, for historians, archaeologists, philologists, literary, visual and cultural scholars. It explores the origins of British society, of communities, and political, administrative and ecclesiastical institutions. It was in the early middle ages that the English, Welsh, Scots and Irish defined and distinguished themselves in language, customs and territory and the successive conquests and settlements lent distinctive Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian and Norman elements to the British ethnic mix. Royal dynasties were established and the landscape took a form that can still be recognised today; it was then too that Christian churches were established with lasting results for our cultural, moral, legal and intellectual horizons. Studies in Early Medieval Britain and Ireland reveals these roots and makes them accessible to a wide readership of scholars, students and lay people.

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History and Salvation in Medieval Ireland

History and Salvation in Medieval Ireland

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Elizabeth Boyle
February 01, 2021

History and Salvation in Medieval Ireland explores medieval Irish conceptions of salvation history, using Latin and vernacular sources from c. 700–c. 1200 CE which adapt biblical history for audiences both secular and ecclesiastical. This book examines medieval Irish sources on the cities of ...

Bede and the Cosmos Theology and Nature in the Eighth Century

Bede and the Cosmos: Theology and Nature in the Eighth Century

1st Edition

Eoghan Ahern
July 14, 2020

Bede and the Cosmos examines Bede’s cosmology—his understanding of the universe and its laws. It explores his ideas regarding both the structure and mechanics of the created world and the relationship of that world to its Creator. Beginning with On the Nature of Things and moving on to survey his ...

Bede and Time Computus, Theology and History in the Early Medieval World

Bede and Time: Computus, Theology and History in the Early Medieval World

1st Edition

Máirín MacCarron
October 08, 2019

The Venerable Bede (c. 673–735) was the leading intellectual figure of the early Anglo-Saxon Church, and his extensive corpus of writings encompassed themes of exegesis, computus (dating of Easter and construction of calendars), history and hagiography. Rather than look at these works in isolation,...

Veiled Women Volume I: The Disappearance of Nuns from Anglo-Saxon England

Veiled Women: Volume I: The Disappearance of Nuns from Anglo-Saxon England

1st Edition

Sarah Foot
June 21, 2000

There is no published account of the history of religious women in England before the Norman Conquest. Yet, female saints and abbesses, such as Hild of Whitby or Edith of Wilton, are among the most celebrated women recorded in Anglo-Saxon sources and their stories are of popular interest. This book...

Alfred the Great Papers from the Eleventh-Centenary Conferences

Alfred the Great: Papers from the Eleventh-Centenary Conferences

1st Edition

Timothy Reuter
March 06, 2017

1999 marked the eleven-hundredth anniversary of the death of Alfred the Great, and to mark this event, two international conferences were held to re-evaluate and contextualise Alfred's achievements and the developments of his reign. This volume includes papers given at both events and provides ...

Carolingian Connections Anglo-Saxon England and Carolingian Francia, c. 750–870

Carolingian Connections: Anglo-Saxon England and Carolingian Francia, c. 750–870

1st Edition

Joanna Story
April 28, 2003

The Anglo-Saxon influence on the Carolingian world has long been recognised by historians of the early medieval period. Wilhelm Levison, in particular, has drawn attention to the importance of the Anglo-Saxon contribution to the cultural and ecclesiastical development of Carolingian Francia in the...

Early Medieval Studies in Memory of Patrick Wormald

Early Medieval Studies in Memory of Patrick Wormald

1st Edition

Catherine Karkov, David Pelteret, Stephen Baxter
March 06, 2017

Patrick Wormald was a brilliant interpreter of the Early Middle Ages, whose teaching, writings and generous friendship inspired a generation of historians and students of politics, law, language, literature and religion to focus their attention upon the world of the Anglo-Saxons and the Franks. ...

Sustaining Belief The Church of Worcester from c.870 to c.1100

Sustaining Belief: The Church of Worcester from c.870 to c.1100

1st Edition

Francesca Tinti
September 02, 2016

This book reconstructs the late Anglo-Saxon history of the church of Worcester, covering the period between Bishops Waerferth and Wulfstan II. Starting with an examination of the episcopal succession and the relations between bishops and cathedral community, the volume moves on to consider the ...

Early Medieval Monetary History Studies in Memory of Mark Blackburn

Early Medieval Monetary History: Studies in Memory of Mark Blackburn

1st Edition

Martin Allen, Rory Naismith
December 05, 2014

Mark Blackburn was one of the leading scholars of the numismatics and monetary history of the British Isles and Scandinavia during the early medieval period. He published more than 200 books and articles on the subject, and was instrumental in building bridges between numismatics and associated ...

Women's Names in Old English

Women's Names in Old English

1st Edition

Elisabeth Okasha
November 28, 2016

This monograph provides an in-depth study into the issue of vernacular names in Old English documents. Specifically, it challenges the generally accepted notion that the sex of an individual is definitively indicated by the grammatical gender of their name. In the case of di-thematic names, the ...

Heaven and Earth in Anglo-Saxon England Theology and Society in an Age of Faith

Heaven and Earth in Anglo-Saxon England: Theology and Society in an Age of Faith

1st Edition

Helen Foxhall Forbes
November 15, 2013

Christian theology and religious belief were crucially important to Anglo-Saxon society, and are manifest in the surviving textual, visual and material evidence. This is the first full-length study investigating how Christian theology and religious beliefs permeated society and underpinned social ...

Anglo-Saxon Emotions Reading the Heart in Old English Language, Literature and Culture

Anglo-Saxon Emotions: Reading the Heart in Old English Language, Literature and Culture

1st Edition

Alice Jorgensen, Frances McCormack, Jonathan Wilcox
January 28, 2015

Research into the emotions is beginning to gain momentum in Anglo-Saxon studies. In order to integrate early medieval Britain into the wider scholarly research into the history of emotions (a major theme in other fields and a key field in interdisciplinary studies), this volume brings together ...

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