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Power & place in Europe in the early Middle Ages

Author: Jayne Carroll; Andrew Reynolds; Barbara Yorke; British Academy,
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Proceedings of the British Academy, 224.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
This volume brings together a series of case studies of spatial configurations of power among the early medieval societies of Europe. The geographical range extends from Ireland to Kosovo and from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean world and brings together quite different scholarly traditions in a focused enquiry into the character of places of power from the end of the Roman period into the central middle ages. The  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jayne Carroll; Andrew Reynolds; Barbara Yorke; British Academy,
ISBN: 9780197266588 0197266584
OCLC Number: 1104067774
Notes: Contains most of the papers which were presented at the conference Power and Place in Later Roman and Early Medieval Europe, which was held at University College, London, November 10-12, 2011. Some of the papers have been revised and augmented for publication, and additional papers have been included--Cited from page xxi.
Description: xx, 506 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Power and place in Europe in the early Middle Ages / Jayne Carroll, Andrew Reynolds and Barbara Yorke --
Part I: Assemblies, meeting places and negotiation. 2. Meeting in the shadow of heroes? : personal names and assembly places / John Baker --
3. 'Folk' cemeteries, assembly and territorial geography in early Anglo-Saxon England / Stuart Brookes --
4. Locating meaning in later Anglo-Saxon England : meeting-places of the witan, 924-1016 / Levi Roach --
5. Cooking-pit sites as assembly sites : Lunde in Vestfold, South-East Norway --
a regional assembly site in the early Iron Age? / Marie Ødegaard --
6. Viking age and Medieval assemblies in western Norway : approaches to the identification of sites / Halldis Hobæk --
7. Accommodating assemblies, as evidenced at the 6th-11th-century AD royal residence at Lake Tissø, Denmark / Lars Jørgensen, Lone Gebauer Thomsen and Anne Nørgård Jørgensen --
8. Houses of representatives? Courtyard sites north of the Polar Circle : reflections on communal organisation from the late Roman period to the Viking age / Frode Iversen --
9. Churches as assembly places in early Medieval Italy / Alexandra Chavarría Arnau --
10. Community meetings in early Medieval Castile / Julio Escalona --
Part II: Landscapes of power. 11. The language of justice in northern Iberia before AD 1000 / Wendy Davies --
12. Luxeuil in the Merovingian kingdom / Ian Wood --
13. Structures of power : from imperial villa to monastic estate at Villamagna, Italy / Elizabeth Fentress and Caroline Goodson --
14. Ulpianum-Nyeuberge-Prişthine : places of power on the plain of Kosovo / Felix Teichner --
15. Power, place and territory in early Medieval South-East Wales / Andy Seaman --
16. Making provincial kingship in early Ireland : Cashel and the creation of Munster / Patrick Gleeson --
17. Living near the sea : the organisation of Frisia in early Medieval times / Egge Knol --
18. Archaeology and geographies of jurisdiction : evidence from South-East Suffolk in the 7th century / Christopher Scull --
19. Mints, moneyers and the geography of power in early Medieval England and its neighbors / Rory Naismith --
20. Spatial configurations of power in Anglo-Saxon England : sidelights on the relationships between boroughs, royal vills and hundreds / Andrew Reynolds --
21. Property and governance : making the Anglo-Saxon agricultural landscape / Susan Oosthuizen.
Series Title: Proceedings of the British Academy, 224.
Other Titles: Power and place in Europe in the early Middle Ages
Responsibility: edited by Jayne Carroll, Andrew Reynolds and Barbara Yorke.


This book reveals a high degree of organisational capacity in early medieval societies. It outlines a new agenda for assessing and interpreting early medieval power, how it was formed, how it  Read more...


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