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Carved stones and Christianisation Cover Carved stones and Christianisation Cover
Format: 
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9789088909818
Pub Date: 10 Nov 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 85bw/315fc
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9789088909801
Pub Date: 10 Nov 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 85bw/315fc
Description:
The early medieval period witnessed one of the deepest and most significant transformations of European societies and cultures with the process of Christianisation. The emergence and establishment of Christianity created a new dimension of power in society with an appeal to supernatural forces combined with an access to a broader transnational authority. Carved stones did not merely reflect these changes, but enabled them within northern societies with traditions of sculpture and epigraphic representations.
Early Insular Art at the Crossroads Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9798888571064
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: 120 B/W and colour illustrations
Description:
This volume comprises published papers from the Ninth International Insular Art Conference held in Durham in 2022. It brings together the latest scholarship on early medieval (AD 400–1100) art in Britain, Ireland and beyond. Perspectives taken include classical art historical analysis of form, style and design, but also a close attention to the materials used and the complex process of production and artisan skill required to create these objects.
Early Insular Art at the Crossroads Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9798888571088
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: 90 B/W and colour illustrations
Description:
This volume comprises published papers from the Ninth International Insular Art Conference held in Durham in 2022. It brings together the latest scholarship on early medieval (AD 400–1100) art in Britain, Ireland and beyond. Perspectives taken include classical art historical analysis of form, style and design, but also a close attention to the materials used and the complex process of production and artisan skill required to create these objects.

Lordship and Landscape in East Anglia AD400-800

The royal centre at Rendlesham, Suffolk, and its contexts
Format: Hardback
Pages: 535
ISBN: 9780854313075
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2024
Series: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London
Illustrations: 209
Description:
This is an inter-disciplinary study of pathways to regional rulership and territorial lordship in early post-Roman Britain which takes as its starting point the East Anglian royal centre at Rendlesham and its contexts.This book examines the origins and development of the East Anglian kingdom in the fifth to eighth centuries AD through the lens of the elite settlement complex at Rendlesham, Suffolk using an interdisciplinary approach involving field survey, landscape history, excavation and metal-detecting finds. It also examines the wider regional context and proposes a new narrative of kingdom formation.
Northern Emporium Vol 2 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 423
ISBN: 9788793423824
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2024
Illustrations: Illustrations, color
Description:
Early urban societies transformed social networks. This was also the case for Northern Europe’s emporia – maritime trading towns that emerged around the North and Baltic Seas in the first stages of the Viking Age. The surprising pace and scope of this change is rarely more evident than in the archaeology of Ribe, Denmark.
Tudor and Stuart Royal Gardens Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781914427350
Pub Date: 25 Mar 2024
Imprint: Windgather Press
Illustrations: 110 b/w, 55 color images
Description:
Monarchs, no less than their subjects, want to impress their guests. This book is about gardens as one aspect of creating favourable impressions – soft power – in particular through the royal gardens of England in Tudor and Stuart times. It addresses the backdrop of palaces, parks and gardens that were unspoken statements of authority and cultural achievement that gave status and credibility to the country’s representatives.
Medieval Bridges of Middle England Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781914427299
Pub Date: 26 Jan 2024
Imprint: Windgather Press
Illustrations: 224 color images
Description:
Throughout history, rivers have been a hub for human settlement and have been a key part of local livelihoods, history, and culture, as well as still playing a present-day role in providing services and leisure to people who live around them. It is no coincidence that all four of the earliest human civilisations were formed on great rivers: the Nile, Euphrates, Indus, and Yellow rivers all saw great human aggregation along them. The most ancient and vital architectural structures linked to the use of rivers are bridges.
EAA 181: An Early Medieval Craft Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780956874771
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2023
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 297
Description:
This monograph is based on the study of 1,341 antler and bone objects and 2,400 fragments of antler and bone waste from excavations in Ipswich between 1974 and 1994. Most of the material comes from contexts of the 7th to the 12th century, although there are small quantities of medieval objects and waste. The monograph is focused on the local craft activity in Ipswich in the Anglo-Saxon and medieval periods.
EAA 180: Salt-Winning on the Lyn Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 132
ISBN: 9781907588143
Pub Date: 17 Nov 2023
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 73
Description:
Beneath the housing estates of Gaywood within the urban reach of modern King’s Lynn lies a former saltmarsh — Gaywood’s North Marsh — which once played an important role in the economic and physical development of this dynamic coastal and estuarine landscape. Focused on the eastern side of the Wash and to the north of an ancient inlet known as the Lyn, this marshland was rich in salt or ‘white gold’, gathered from the brine-saturated muds and processed using the post-Roman technique of sand-washing or sleeching. Often the only traces left behind of this once important coastal industry are the denuded hillocks or mounds representing the accumulated waste deposits associated with salt-winning, dozens of which have been mapped in this area.
Supplementary Exercises for Old Norse - Old Icelandic Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 122
ISBN: 9780988176409
Pub Date: 31 Oct 2023
Imprint: Jules William Press
Series: Viking Language Old Norse Icelandic Series
Illustrations: b/w Ilustrations, maps, and tables
Description:
Supplementary Exercises for Old Norse - Old Icelandic is a new volume in the Viking Language Old Norse Icelandic Series. A workbook of 17 lessons designed for those who want to learn or sharpen their skills in Old Norse with innovative exercises, word games, and map questions. With a full vocabulary and a free Answer Key at oldnorse.
Viking Migration and Settlement in East Anglia Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781914427251
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2023
Imprint: Windgather Press
Description:
This book shows how analysis of Scandinavian-influenced place-names in their landscape contexts can provide crucial new evidence of differing processes of Viking migration and settlement in East Anglia between the late ninth and eleventh centuries.The place-names of East Anglia have until now received little attention in the academic study of Viking settlement. Similarly, the question of a possible migration of settlers from Scandinavia during the Viking period was for many years dismissed by historians and archaeologists – until the recent discovery by metal-detectorists of abundant Scandinavian metalwork and jewellery in many parts of East Anglia.
Household goods in the European Medieval and Early Modern Countryside Cover Household goods in the European Medieval and Early Modern Countryside Cover
Format: 
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9789464270617
Pub Date: 04 Sep 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Ruralia
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9789464270600
Pub Date: 04 Sep 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Ruralia
Description:
Although household goods are a well-establish topic in Medieval and Early Modern archaeology, more recent research is overcoming simple typological and technological aspects and pointing to broader approaches, which relates to the understanding of goods’ production, consumption strategies, other economic activities and structures of social organization. Thus, the understanding of past societies and cultures relies heavily in the study of their household goods to understand people, groups and societies. In this context, the aim of the Ruralia XIV Conference was to emphasize the significance of household archaeology to the study of the European countryside in Medieval and Modern times under a cross-cultural approach.
Anglo-Saxon Church Architecture & Stone Sculpture Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9780993033964
Pub Date: 21 Aug 2023
Imprint: Guy Points
Illustrations: 66 black and white and colour illustrations, and 704 colour photographs
Description:
This book provides a comprehensive guide with detailed explanations, illustrations and photographs of late-7th century to 11th century Anglo-Saxon Churches and stone sculpture. It is divided into four parts.The first part includes an extensive glossary explaining the terms likely to be encountered, it explains Celtic and Roman Church practices and the Synod of Whitby, how Anglo-Saxon churches were established and their plans, and also provides a summary to the settlements of the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Hiberno-Norse in England.
Mentale Konzepte der Stadt in Bild- und Textmedien der Vormoderne Cover Mentale Konzepte der Stadt in Bild- und Textmedien der Vormoderne Cover
Format: 
Pages: 356
ISBN: 9789464270587
Pub Date: 21 Aug 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: ROOTS Booklet Series
Illustrations: 21fc / 30bw
Pages: 356
ISBN: 9789464270570
Pub Date: 21 Aug 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: ROOTS Booklet Series
Illustrations: 21fc / 30bw
Description:
Der Band versammelt Beiträge aus verschiedenen wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen, die sich mentalen Konzepten, d.h. Vorstellungen oder Imaginationen der westeuropäischen mittelalterlichen Stadt widmen, die epochenübergreifend in unterschiedlichsten narrativen, diskursiven und visuellen Repräsentationen in Erscheinung treten.
The Norse Sorceress Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781789259537
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2023
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: B/w and colour
Description:
Old Norse literature abounds with descriptions of magic acts that allow ritual specialists of various kinds to manipulate the world around them, see into the future or the distant past, change weather conditions, influence the outcomes of battles, and more. While magic practitioners are known under myriad terms, the most iconic of them is the völva. As the central figure of the famous mythological poem Völuspá (The Prophecy of the Völva), the völva commands both respect and fear.
The History of King Richard the Third: by Sir George Buc, Master of the Revels Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780854313044
Pub Date: 15 Feb 2023
Series: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London
Description:
Sir George Buc (1560-1622), one of the careful antiquarian scholars of the English Renaissance, is famous in literary history as Master of Revels under King James I, a position in which he was responsible for censorship of Shakespeare’s later plays. His own work has never received the attention and assessment it merits. In 1619 Sir George wrote The History of King Richard the Third, a study of Richard’s life and reign and a defence of his historical reputation against the Tudor chroniclers’ slanders.