Building Anglo-Saxon England.
By: Blair, John.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 1 online resource (497 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400889907.Subject(s): Landscapes-England-History-To 1500 | Land settlement-England-History-To 1500 | Landscape archaeology-England | Anglo-Saxons | Great Britain-History-Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066 | England-AntiquitiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Building Anglo-Saxon EnglandDDC classification: 942.017 LOC classification: DA152 .B535 2018Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Preface and Acknowledgements -- Source Citation Conventions -- Abbreviations -- PART I: Contexts -- Chapter 1: Exploring Anglo-Saxon Landscapes -- History, Geography, and Place Names -- The Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon Settlements before the 1990s -- Gathering Knowledge: Academic Research, Contract Archaeology, and the Present Project -- Archaeology, History, Ethnography, and Reality -- The Scope and Themes of the Present Study -- Chapter 2: Defining Anglo-Saxon Landscapes -- Geography, Environment, and Older Human Landscapes -- Regional Diversity in Settlement and Material Culture -- Looking Westward: British, Irish, and Pictish Contexts for English Building Culture -- Looking Eastward: Scandinavian, Frisian, and Frankish Contexts for English Building Culture -- Self-Shaping -- Visible and Invisible Building Cultures: What Did Houses Really Look Like? -- In the Glare of the Headlamps: Pottery, Wooden Vessels, and the Distortions of Survival -- Order in the Built Environment: Monuments, Planning, and Linear Modules -- A Regional Framework for This Book -- A Chronological Framework for This Book -- Chapter 3: Landscapes of the Mind: The Built Environment in the Anglo-Saxon Consciousness -- Houses for Immortals: Unseen Residents in a Conceptual Landscape -- Houses for the Living: Life Cycles in Timber and the Transience of Earthly Dwellings -- Living with the Supernatural: Ritual Space in the Homestead -- Houses for Eternity: Monumentalising the Sacred in the Landscape -- A Mediterranean Religion in a Northern World: Two Cultures or One? -- Earth Moving and Ideology -- PART II: The First Transformation, circa 600-700 -- Chapter 4: Landscapes of Power and Wealth -- Centres and Peripheries: Royal Residence and Recreation -- The Mobile Environment of Royal Life.
The Background and Context of Seventh-Century Elite Sites -- The Great Hall Complexes: A Mode of Ostentatious Display -- The Great Hall Complexes: Local Territorial Contexts -- The Monasticisation of Royal Sites and the Era of Monastic Supremacy -- Retrospect: Gain and Loss in an Age of Transformations -- Chapter 5: The Construction of Settlement: Rural and Commercial Spaces -- 'Wandering Settlement' or 'Static Development'? Form and Regionality in English Settlements before 650 -- Circular Space: Concentrically Defined Zones and Radial Planning in the Insular Tradition -- Rectilinear Space: Gromatic Surveying and Grid-Planning -- The Seventh-Century Settlement Revolution: Organisation and Enclosure -- Grid-Planning in East Midland Settlements: The Diffusion of a Monastic Mode? -- Outside the Eastern Zone -- Urbanism in a Nonurban World: Holy Cities and Commercial Cities -- The Major Emporia before 700 -- Why Did So Much Change in the Seventh Century? -- PART III: Consolidation, circa 700-920 -- Chapter 6: Landscape Organisation and Economy in the Mercian Age -- Mercian Geopolitics -- Royal Ambitions and Monastic Assets: Compromise, Reform, and Predation in the Age of King Æthelbald -- Infrastructure: Linear Earthworks -- Infrastructure: Bridges -- Infrastructure: Forts -- Functional Place Names in -tūn: A World of Central Clusters, Not Complex Centres -- Mercian Centres and burh-tūnas: Eight Case Studies -- Mercian Territorial Organisation: Routes, Frontiers, and the Control of Kent -- Parallel Arrangements in Wessex -- Parallel Arrangements in Northumbria -- The Fruits of a Developed Infrastructure: Mercia's Golden Age, 780-820 -- Trauma and Legacy -- Chapter 7: Defence, Industry, and Commerce: From Central Clusters to Complex Centres -- The 'Burghal' Problem: The Tyranny of a Construct -- Reoccupied Iron Age Forts and Roman Towns.
Minsters as Strongholds -- Minor Earthwork Enclosures -- Major Formally Planned Defended Sites -- Intensification at the Grass Roots: Production, Processing, and Manufacture in the Rural Landscape -- Varieties of wīc: The Emporia and Beyond -- Centres and wīc-type Peripheries in Polyfocal Clusters: Two Alternative Outcomes -- Towards Urban Industries -- A Precocious Urban Axis: London, Rochester, and Canterbury -- Regrouping and Concentration, circa 850-920 -- Continuities: Trade, Production, and the Vikings -- Chapter 8: Rural Settlement and the 'Making of the English Village' -- Continuities and the Later Ninth Century: Rural Settlement Submerged? -- The Components of Settlement: Buildings, Groups of Buildings, and the Elusiveness of Great Halls -- Rural Settlements, circa 700-920: The Evidence -- Interpreting Semi-Nucleations: Settlement Structure in an 'Infield-Outfield' Economy -- Evolution or Design? Lordly and Spiritual Power within the Village -- Who Were the People? -- Spanning the 'Viking Age' -- PART IV: The Second Transformation, 920-1000 -- Chapter 9: Growth and Reconstruction: The Human Landscape Remodelled -- Intensification at All Levels: The Mid-Tenth- Century Watershed -- Gridded and Non-Gridded Settlements in the Eastern Zone and Beyond -- Spreading Southwestward: The Expanding Zone of Visible Settlement -- Arable Intensification, Open Fields, and the Shift to Heavier Soils -- Countryside and Town: A New Dichotomy -- Major Urban Places: The Formation of Townscapes and the Definition of House Plots -- Minor Urban Places: The Enduring Substratum of Markets and Minsters -- Chapter 10: Free Farmers and Emergent Lords: Towards the Manorial Landscape -- Contexts -- Differentiation and Complexity in Houses -- Differentiation and Complexity in Domestic Compounds -- Coexistent Halls: The Relatives Next Door?.
Boundaries, Enclosures, and Gates: The 'Burhgeat' Problem Revisited -- Churches -- Who Was Then the Gentleman? -- PART V: Beyond Anglo-Saxon Landscapes -- Chapter 11: The Eleventh Century: A New Built Environment -- Communications -- Towns -- Earthwork Castles -- Stone Castles -- Manors and Manor-Houses -- Churches and the 'Romanesque Revolution' -- Moving Business Indoors -- Rural Communities and Settlements -- Chapter 12: Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Illustration Sources and Credits -- Index.
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