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Oxford Handbook of Anglo-saxon Archaeology

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Written by a team of experts and presenting the results of the most up-to-date research, The Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology will both stimulate and support further investigation into a society poised at the interface between prehistory and history.
Oxford Handbook of Anglo-saxon Archaeology
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Since the early 20th century the scholarly study of Anglo-Saxon texts has been augmented by systematic excavation and analysis of physical evidence - settlements, cemeteries, artefacts, environmental data, and standing buildings. This evidence has confirmed some readings of the Anglo-Saxon literary and documentary sources and challenged others. More recently, large-scale excavations both in towns and in the countryside, the application of computer methods to large bodies of data, new techniques for site identification such as remote sensing, and new dating methods have put archaeology at the forefront of Anglo-Saxon studies. The Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology, written by a team of experts and presenting the results of the most up-to-date research, will both stimulate and support further investigation into those aspects of Anglo-Saxon life and culture which archaeology has fundamentally illuminated. It will prove an essential resourse for our understanding of a society poised at the interface between prehistory and history.
Helena Hamerow is Professor of Early Medieval Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. David A. Hinton is Emeritus Professor, University of Southampton Sally Crawford is Lecturer in Medieval Archaeology, Birmingham University
I. ANGLO-SAXON IDENTITY: ETHNICITY, CULTURE, AND GENES ; II. RURAL SETTLEMENT ; III. MORTUARY RITUAL ; IV. FOOD PRODUCTION ; V. CRAFT PRODUCTION AND TECHNOLOGY ; VI. TRADE, EXCHANGE, AND URBANIZATION ; VII. THE BODY AND LIFE COURSE ; VIII. THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF RELIGION ; IX. SIGNALS OF POWER ; X. THE PLACE OF ARCHAEOLOGY IN ANGLO-SAXON STUDIES
The most significant collection on the subject since David Wilson's... a once-in-a-generation collection. Alex Burghart, Times Literary Supplement well written and well edited ... the scope and coverage of the Handbook mean that its discussions and evaluations will be current for many years to come. The volume sets out to provide a resource for the ongoing study of Anglo-Saxon archaeology and it has achieved that goal. Zoe Devlin, European Journal of Archaeology offers a wealth of knowledge of all aspects of contemporary research into Anglo-Saxon archaeology, and will become a crucial reference as a starting point to anyone studying the period or a particular topic. Matilda Holmes, Archaeological Review from Cambridge an invaluable resource for students and scholars of Anglo-Saxon England. Thomas Pickles, Medieval Settlement Research scholarly and wide-ranging ... And copious it is, with every aspect of life, death and spirituality examined in ten parts, each introduced by a well-chosen voice in the field: Madeleine Hummler, Antiquity This is still the only place where one can find the whole range of current scholarly debates grouped into one volume. Whether one wishes to use it as introductory reading or as an up-to-date bibliographical resource, anyone taking the study of the Anglo-Saxon period seriously ought to place a copy on their shelf. Letty Ten Harkel, The English Historical Review.
Since the early 20th century the scholarly study of Anglo-Saxon texts has been augmented by systematic excavation and analysis of physical evidence - settlements, cemeteries, artefacts, environmental data, and standing buildings. This evidence has confirmed some readings of the Anglo-Saxon literary and documentary sources and challenged others. More recently, large-scale excavations both in towns and in the countryside, the application of computer methods to large
bodies of data, new techniques for site identification such as remote sensing, and new dating methods have put archaeology at the forefront of Anglo-Saxon studies. The Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology, written by a team of experts and presenting the results of the most up-to-date research, will
both stimulate and support further investigation into those aspects of Anglo-Saxon life and culture which archaeology has fundamentally illuminated. It will prove an essential resourse for our understanding of a society poised at the interface between prehistory and history.
Illuminates those aspects of Anglo-Saxon Studies upon which archaeology has had the greatest impact
Comprehensively illustrated, with more than 100 maps, photographs, and line drawings
Explores the complex relationship between archaeological, historical, anthropological, and literary methods
An essential conspectus of the field, as well as a gateway to further research
Author
Helena Hamerow
ISBN-10
0199212147
ISBN-13
9780199212149
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Media
Book
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Place of Publication
Oxford
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edited by
Helena Hamerow, David A. Hinton, Sally Crawford
DEWEY
942.01
Illustrations
104 in-text illustrations
Pages
1112
Short Title
OXFORD HANDBK OF ANGLO SAXON A
Language
English
Year
2011
Publication Date
2011-03-31
Audience
Professional and Scholarly
Series
Oxford Handbooks
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