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Studies in Early Medieval Britain and Ireland

Studies in Early Medieval Britain and Ireland

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.

  • Bede and Time

    Computus, Theology and History in the Early Medieval World, 1st Edition

    By Máirín MacCarron

    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,…

    Hardback – 2019-07-20 
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  • Alfred the Great

    Papers from the Eleventh-Centenary Conferences, 1st Edition

    Edited by Timothy Reuter

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
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  • Early Medieval Studies in Memory of Patrick Wormald

    1st Edition

    By Catherine Karkov, David Pelteret

    Edited by Stephen Baxter

    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.…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
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  • Women's Names in Old English

    1st Edition

    By Elisabeth Okasha

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
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  • Sustaining Belief

    The Church of Worcester from c.870 to c.1100, 1st Edition

    By Francesca Tinti

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-09-02
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  • The Long Twelfth-Century View of the Anglo-Saxon Past

    1st Edition

    Edited by Martin Brett, David A. Woodman

    Scholars have long been interested in the extent to which the Anglo-Saxon past can be understood using material written, and produced, in the twelfth century; and simultaneously in the continued importance (or otherwise) of the Anglo-Saxon past in the generations following the Norman Conquest of…

    Hardback – 2015-01-28
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  • Anglo-Saxon Emotions

    Reading the Heart in Old English Language, Literature and Culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alice Jorgensen, Frances McCormack, Jonathan Wilcox

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-01-28
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  • Early Medieval Monetary History

    Studies in Memory of Mark Blackburn, 1st Edition

    By Martin Allen

    Edited by Rory Naismith

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-12-05
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  • Bede and the Future

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Darby, Faith Wallis

    Bede (c. 673-735) was Anglo-Saxon England’s most prominent scholar, and his body of work is among the most important intellectual achievements of the entire Middle Ages. Bede and the Future brings together an international group of Bede scholars to examine a number of questions about Bede’s…

    Hardback – 2014-10-03
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  • Heaven and Earth in Anglo-Saxon England

    Theology and Society in an Age of Faith, 1st Edition

    By Helen Foxhall Forbes

    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…

    Hardback – 2013-11-15
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  • St Wulfstan and his World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nicholas Brooks, Julia Barrow

    The eleven essays in St Wulfstan and his World represent revised and updated papers delivered to a symposia held in 1995 to mark the 900th anniversary of the death of St Wulfstan of Worcester. Wulfstan was an English bishop at the time of the Norman conquest, who managed to survive in office at a…

    Hardback – 2005-01-28
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  • Carolingian Connections

    Anglo-Saxon England and Carolingian Francia, c. 750–870, 1st Edition

    By Joanna Story

    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…

    Hardback – 2003-04-28
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  • Veiled Women

    Volume I: The Disappearance of Nuns from Anglo-Saxon England, 1st Edition

    By Sarah Foot

    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…

    Hardback – 2000-06-21
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  • Veiled Women

    Volume II: Female Religious Communities in England, 871–1066, 1st Edition

    By Sarah Foot

    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…

    Hardback – 2000-06-21
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    Studies in Early Medieval Britain and Ireland