A collection of essays dealing with the history and archaeology of Northern Europe in the middle ages. It looks at Anglo-Saxon England, at its contacts with Francia and Scandinavia, and at the impact of the Norwegians and the Danes on the place-names of the British Isles. Two papers deal with the history of women as recorded in runestones, and as evidenced by law suits of the medieval period.
This Festschrift [has] unity in its variety: as well as the richness of the individual chapters, a pervading sense of excitement in the reinterpretation of old sources and the harnessing of new ones makes it enjoyable to read from cover to cover. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW
First Published: 01 Jan 1991
13 Digit ISBN: 9780851155470
7 black and white, 13 line drawing illustrations
Size: 23.4 x 15.6
Imprint: Boydell Press
BIC Class: HBLC1
Details updated on 05 Oct 2015
- 1 The Franks and Sutton Hoo
- 2 Baptismal places: 600-800
- 3 In search of King Offa's `Law Code'
- 4 Reconstructing a royal family: reflections on Alfred, from Asser, chapter 2
- 5 Crime and punishment in the reign of King Aethelred the Unready
- 6 Sources for pre-conquest York
- 7 The ideal of men dying with their lord in the battle of Maldon: anachronism of Nouvelle Vague
- 8 Of danes - and thanes - and domesday book
- 9 A domesday postscript and the earliest surviving pipe roll
- 10 Norse settlement in the Hebrides: what happened to the natives and what happened to the Norse immigrants?
- 11 Jelling from Iron Age to Viking Age
- 12 `Denemearc', `tanmarkar but' and `tanmaurk ala'
- 13 Danes and wends: a study of the Danish attitude towards the wends
- 14 On the early coinage of Lund
- 15 The origin of the tuna-names reconsidered
- 16 Iconography and rune stones: the example of Sparlosa
- 17 Women as bridge-builders: the role of womer in Viking-age Scandinavia
- 18 Women and justice in Norway c.1300-1600
- 19 Ancient monuments act - exploitation - medieval archaeology - research: thoughts on manifest connections