Daily Life in Anglo-Saxon England, 2nd Edition

by
Sally Crawfordauthor

Sally Crawford has lectured in medieval archaeology at the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford. She is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.

Daily Life in Anglo-Saxon England, 2nd Edition

20220430

Greenwood

Pages 312
Topics Brothers and Sisters;Death, Burial, and the Afterlife;Migration;Schooling;Hygiene;Taxes;Holidays and Festivals;World History;Geography and World Cultures: Culture

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Daily Life in Anglo-Saxon England, 2nd Edition

Author(s): Crawford, Sally;
Contributors: Crawford, Sally;
Abstract:

Daily Life in Anglo-Saxon England examines and recreates many of the details of ordinary lives in early medieval England between the 5th and 11th centuries, exploring what we know as well as the surprising gaps in our knowledge.

Daily Life in Anglo-Saxon England covers daily life in England from the 5th through the 11th centuries. These six centuries saw significant social, cultural, religious, and ethnic upheavals, including the introduction of Christianity, the creation of towns, the Viking invasions, the invention of "Englishness," and the Norman Conquest.

In the last 10 years, there have been significant new archaeological discoveries, major advances in scientific archaeology, and new ways of thinking about the past, meaning it is now possible to say much more about everyday life during this time period than ever before. Drawing on a combination of archaeological and textual evidence, including the latest scientific findings from DNA and stable isotope analysis, this book looks at the life course of the early medieval English from the cradle to the grave, as well as how daily lives changed over these centuries. Topics covered include maintenance activities, education, play, commerce, trade, manufacturing, fashion, travel, migration, warfare, health, and medicine.


  • Takes an interdisciplinary approach, using archaeological and textual sources
  • Supports the text with references to key sites, artifacts, and documents
  • Focuses on everyday life
  • Reflects the subject expertise of the author

SortTitle: daily life in anglo-saxon england, 2nd edition
Edition: 2
Keyword(s): Brothers and Sisters; Death, Burial, and the Afterlife; Migration; Schooling; Hygiene; Taxes; Holidays and Festivals; World History; Geography and World Cultures: Culture
Author Info:
Sally Crawfordauthor

Sally Crawford has lectured in medieval archaeology at the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford. She is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.

eISBN-13: 9781440859267
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440859250
Imprint: Greenwood
Pages: 312
Publication Date: 20220430
Series: Daily Life