A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland C.500-1100 (Blackwell Companions to British History)

A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland C.500-1100 (Blackwell Companions to British History)

By: Pauline Stafford (editor)Hardback

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Drawing on 28 original essays, A Companion to the Early Middle Ages takes an inclusive approach to the history of Britain and Ireland from c.500 to c.1100 to overcome artificial distinctions of modern national boundaries. A collaborative history from leading scholars, covering the key debates and issues Surveys the building blocks of political society, and considers whether there were fundamental differences across Britain and Ireland Considers potential factors for change, including the economy, Christianisation, and the Vikings

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Pauline Stafford is Professor Emerita at Liverpool University, previously Professor of Medieval History. She is a specialist in the history of Anglo-Saxon England and of women and gender in England and Europe from the eighth to twelfth centuries. Her previous publications include Queens, Concubines and Dowagers, the King's Wife in the Early Middle Ages (1983, 1998), Unification and Conquest, a Political and Social History of England in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries (1989), Queen Emma and Queen Edith (1997, 2001), Law, Laity and Solidarities (2001), Gender, Family and the Legitimation of Power: England from the Ninth to Early Twelfth Century (2006), and the jointly edited Gendering the Middle Ages (2000).


List of Maps Notes on Contributors List of Abbreviations Maps Part I: Introductory Matter: 1. Introduction: Pauline Stafford (University of Liverpool) 2. Historiography: Pauline Stafford (University of Liverpool) 3. Sources: Pauline Stafford (University of Liverpool) Part II: Britain and Ireland, c.500-c.750: 4. Britain and Ireland, c.500: Barbara Yorke (University of Winchester) 5. Economy: Howard B. Clarke (formerly University College Dublin) 6. Kings and Kingship: Barbara Yorke (University of Winchester) 7. Communities and Kinship: David E. Thornton (Bilkent University, Turkey) 8. Social Structure: Thomas M. Charles-Edwards (University of Oxford) 9. Britain, Ireland, and Europe, c.500-c.750: Paul Fouracre (University of Manchester) 10. Conversions to Christianity: Huw Pryce (Bangor University) 11. Church Organization and Pastoral Care: Thomas Pickles (University of Oxford) 12. Latin Learning and Christian Art: Martin J. Ryan (University of Manchester) Part III: Britain and Ireland in the Long Ninth Century, c.750-c.900: 13. Viking Raids and Conquest: Dawn Hadley (University of Sheffield) 14. Scandinavian Settlement: Dawn Hadley (University of Sheffield) 15. Britain, Ireland, and Europe, c.750-c.900: Janet L. Nelson (King's College, London) Part IV: Britain and Ireland, c.900-c.1100: 16. Scotland: Alex Woolf (University of St. Andrews) 17. Ireland, c.900-c.1000: Edel Bhreathnach (University College Dublin) 18. Ireland, c.1000-c.1100: Sean Duffy (Trinity College Dublin) 19. Northumbria: William M. Aird (Cardiff University) 20. Southumbria: Charles Insley (Canterbury Christ Church University) 21. Wales and West Britain: John Reuben Davies (University of Glasgow) 22. Britain, Ireland, and Europe, c.900-c.1100: Simon MacLean (University of St. Andrews) 23. The Institutional Church: Catherine Cubitt (University of York) 24. Pastoral Care and Religious Belief: Catherine Cubitt (University of York) 25. Nobility: Julia Crick (University of Exeter) 26. Settlement and Social Differentiation: Sally Crawford (University of Birmingham) 27. Localities: David E. Thornton (Bilkent University, Turkey) 28. Queens and Queenship: Pauline Stafford (University of Liverpool) Bibliography Index

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  • publication date: 01/02/2006
  • ISBN13: 9781405106283
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 576
  • ID: 9781405106283
  • weight: 1120
  • ISBN10: 140510628X

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