People and Places in Northern Europe 500-1600 Essays in honour of Peter Hayes Sawyer

January 1991
7 black and white, 13 line illustrations
270 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780851155470
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press

People and Places in Northern Europe 500-1600 Essays in honour of Peter Hayes Sawyer

Edited by Ian Wood, Niels Lund

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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.
Keywords: Medieval History

Table of Contents

The Franks and Sutton Hoo - Ian Nicholas Wood
Baptismal places: 600-800 - Richard Morris
In search of King Offa's `Law Code' - Patrick Wormald
Reconstructing a royal family: reflections on Alfred, from Asser, chapter 2 - Janet L Nelson
Crime and punishment in the reign of King Aethelred the Unready - Simon D Keynes
Sources for pre-conquest York - R A Hall
The ideal of men dying with their lord in the battle of Maldon: anachronism of Nouvelle Vague - Roberta Frank
Of danes - and thanes - and domesday book - G Fellows-Jensen
A domesday postscript and the earliest surviving pipe roll - Alexander R. Rumble
Norse settlement in the Hebrides: what happened to the natives and what happened to the Norse immigrants? - Per Sveaas Andersen
Jelling from Iron Age to Viking Age - Steen Hvass
`Denemearc', `tanmarkar but' and `tanmaurk ala' - Niels Lund
Danes and wends: a study of the Danish attitude towards the wends - Tinna Damgaard-Sorensen
On the early coinage of Lund - Brita Malmer
The origin of the tuna-names reconsidered - Thorsten Andersson
Iconography and rune stones: the example of Sparlosa - Ake Hydenstrand
Women as bridge-builders: the role of womer in Viking-age Scandinavia - Birgit Sawyer
Women and justice in Norway c.1300-1600 - Grethe Authen Blom
Ancient monuments act - exploitation - medieval archaeology - research: thoughts on manifest connections - Hans Andersson


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

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