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  • Case Studies in Early Societies: Early Medieval Britain: The Rebirth of Towns in the Post-Roman West by Pam J. Crabtree
    Case Studies in Early Societies: Early Medieval Britain: The Rebirth of Towns in the Post-Roman West (English, Paperback) Pam J. Crabtree

    This book focuses on what archaeology can tell us about the development of towns in early medieval Britain. Beginning with the decline of many Roman towns in the fourth and fifth centuries, the books examines the conditions that led to the development of new Anglo-Saxon towns between the seventh and eleventh centuries CE.

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  • Grettir's Saga by Jesse L. Byock
    Grettir's Saga (English, Paperback) Jesse L. Byock

    A sweeping epic of the Viking Age, Grettir's Saga follows the life of the outlaw Grettir the Strong as he battles against sorcery, bad luck, and the vengefulness of his enemies. Among the most famous and widely read of Iceland's sagas, this new translation features extensive illustrative material to elucidate the story.

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  • From Roman Civitas to Anglo-Saxon Shire by Bruce Eagles
    From Roman Civitas to Anglo-Saxon Shire (English, Paperback) Bruce Eagles

    Presents a comprehensive examination of the development of territorial organisation within the Wessex region from the breakdown of Roman boundaries to the emergence of historic counties, combining archaeology, historical, linguistic, place-name and toponymical evidence

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  • The Lost Dark Age Kingdom of Rheged by Ronan Toolis
    The Lost Dark Age Kingdom of Rheged (English, Hardback) Ronan Toolis, Christopher R. Bowles

    Presents new archaeological evidence for the presence of a royal stronghold as the heart of the hitherto `lost' Dark Age kingdom of Rheged, that was pre-eminent amongst the kingdoms of the north in the late sixth century AD.

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  • Furta Sacra by Patrick J. Geary
    Furta Sacra (English, Paperback) Patrick J. Geary

    To obtain sacred relics, medieval monks plundered tombs, avaricious merchants raided churches, and relic-mongers scoured the Roman catacombs. This title considers the social and cultural context for these acts, asking how the relics were perceived and why the thefts met with the approval of medieval Christians.

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  • The Medieval Horse and its Equipment, c.1150-1450 by John Clark
    The Medieval Horse and its Equipment, c.1150-1450 (English, Paperback) John Clark

    Over 400 recent finds associated with horses and excavated in London, from the utilitarian to the highly decorated, illustrated and discussed.

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  • Anglo-Saxon Deviant Burial Customs by Andrew Reynolds
    Anglo-Saxon Deviant Burial Customs (English, Paperback) Andrew Reynolds

    Andrew Reynolds provides the first detailed consideration of how Anglo-Saxon society dealt with social outcasts. Burials of 'deviants' show clear development in this period, moving from locally determined practice in the pre-Christian era, to formal execution cemeteries imposed as kingdoms were consolidated from the seventh century.

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  • The Urban Graveyard by Roos Van Oosten
    The Urban Graveyard (English, Paperback) Roos Van Oosten

    Lavishly illustrated second volume of the Urban graveyard proceedings, on old and new archaeological research of medieval urban graveyards in the Low Countries and Denmark.

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  • Making Christian Landscapes in Atlantic Europe by Tomas O Carragain
    Making Christian Landscapes in Atlantic Europe (English, Hardback) Tomas O Carragain

    Landscapes across Europe were transformed, both physically and conceptually, during the early medieval period (c AD 400-1200), and these changes were bound up with the conversion to Christianity and the development of ecclesiastical power structures. This is the first book to adopt a comparative landscape approach to this crucial subject.

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  • The Archaeology of Medieval Spain, 1100-1500 2015 by Magdalena Valor
    The Archaeology of Medieval Spain, 1100-1500 2015 (English, Paperback) Magdalena Valor

    Two Spanish archaeologists, aided by a large number of colleagues in Spain, France, Germany and Britain, have produced the first survey in either English or Spanish of the last 30 years of investigations, new discoveries and new theories.

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  • The Anarchy by Oliver Creighton
    The Anarchy (English, Paperback) Oliver Creighton, Duncan Wright

    The first ever archaeologically based study of the turbulent period of English history often known as the `Anarchy' of King Stephen's reign in the mid-twelfth century, covering battlefields and conflict landscapes, arms, armour and material culture, fortifications and the church.

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  • The Viking Ship by Gareth Williams
    The Viking Ship (English, Paperback) Gareth Williams

    The Viking ship is one of the most iconic images of the Viking Age. As well as including well-known vessels such as the spectacular ship-burials from Gokstad and Oseberg in southern Norway, Viking Ships introduces the newly-conserved Roskilde 6 ship from Denmark.

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  • Mapping the Medieval City by Catherine A. M. Clarke
    Mapping the Medieval City (English, Paperback) Catherine A. M. Clarke

    This ground-breaking volume brings together contributions from scholars across a range of disciplines (including literary studies, history, geography and archaeology) to investigate questions of space, place and identity in the medieval city.

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  • The Celts by Kevin Windle
    The Celts (English, Paperback) Kevin Windle, Bernhard Maier

    Now in its second edition, this comprehensive history of the Celts draws on archaeological, historical, literary and linguistic evidence to provide a comprehensive and colourful overview from origins to the present.

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  • A Short History of the Anglo-Saxons by Henrietta Leyser
    A Short History of the Anglo-Saxons (English, Paperback) Henrietta Leyser

    The era once known as the 'Dark Ages' was marked by stunning cultural advances. In this title, the author offers a fresh analysis of the discoveries made in the archaeology and art of the Anglo-Saxon world. It is suitable for students of early medieval history and to all those who wish to understand how England was born.

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  • Carmarthen Castle by Neil Ludlow
    Carmarthen Castle (English, Hardback) Neil Ludlow

    One of Wales's most important but least-known castles is put back at the heart of the history of medieval Wales.

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  • Offa's Dyke by Keith Ray
    Offa's Dyke (English, Paperback) Keith Ray, Ian Bapty

    A major new study of Offa's Dyke, the first for over fifty years. Incorporating all the latest evidence and research, this attractive volume sheds light on the design and purpose of this highly significant monument.

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  • A Corpus of Early Medieval Inscribed Stones and Stone Sculptures in Wales: North Wales v. 3 by Nancy Edwards
    A Corpus of Early Medieval Inscribed Stones and Stone Sculptures in Wales: North Wales v. 3 (English, Hardback) Nancy Edwards

    This book explores the inscribed memorial stones and Christian stone sculpture of north Wales c AD 400 - 1150 shedding valuable light on the archaeology, art, history, languages and culture of the period.

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  • Reading the Middle Ages, Volume I by Barbara H. Rosenwein
    Reading the Middle Ages, Volume I (English, Paperback) Barbara H. Rosenwein

    Spanning the period from c.300 to c.1150 and containing primary source material from the European, Byzantine, and Islamic worlds, Barbara H. Rosenwein's Reading the Middle Ages, Second Edition once again brings the Middle Ages to life.

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  • The Middle Ages in 50 Objects by Elina Gertsman
    The Middle Ages in 50 Objects (English, Hardback) Elina Gertsman, Barbara H. Rosenwein

    The extraordinary array of objects from the European, Byzantine and Islamic worlds included in this volume illuminates the full and rich history of the Middle Ages. Lavishly illustrated, the book suggests how each object was used and understood within the wider cultural context in which it was made.

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