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Alfred the Great: Papers from the Eleventh-Centenary Conferences

Alfred the Great: Papers from the Eleventh-Centenary Conferences

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...

Early Medieval Studies in Memory of Patrick Wormald

Early Medieval Studies in Memory of Patrick Wormald

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....

Women's Names in Old English

Women's Names in Old English

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...

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

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

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...

The Long Twelfth-Century View of the Anglo-Saxon Past

The Long Twelfth-Century View of the Anglo-Saxon Past

Martin Brett, David A. Woodman
January 28, 2015

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...

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

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...

Early Medieval Monetary History: Studies in Memory of Mark Blackburn

Early Medieval Monetary History: Studies in Memory of Mark Blackburn

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...

Bede and the Future

Bede and the Future

Peter Darby, Faith Wallis
October 03, 2014

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...

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

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...

St Wulfstan and his World

St Wulfstan and his World

Nicholas Brooks, Julia Barrow
January 28, 2005

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

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