A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland c.500-1100

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Pauline Stafford
Wiley, Mar 30, 2009 - History - 576 pages
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Drawing on 28 original essays, A Companion to the Early MiddleAges takes an inclusive approach to the history of Britain andIreland from c.500 to c.1100 to overcome artificial distinctions ofmodern national boundaries.
  •  A collaborative history from leading scholars, coveringthe key debates and issues
  • Surveys the building blocks of political society, and considerswhether there were fundamental differences across Britain andIreland
  • Considers potential factors for change, including the economy,Christianisation, and the Vikings

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About the author (2009)

Pauline Stafford is Professor Emerita at LiverpoolUniversity, previously Professor of Medieval History. She is aspecialist in the history of Anglo-Saxon England and of women andgender in England and Europe from the eighth to twelfth centuries.Her previous publications include Queens, Concubines andDowagers, the King’s Wife in the Early Middle Ages (1983,1998), Unification and Conquest, a Political and Social Historyof England in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries (1989), QueenEmma and Queen Edith (1997, 2001), Law, Laity andSolidarities (2001), Gender, Family and the Legitimation ofPower: England from the Ninth to Early Twelfth Century (2006),and the jointly edited Gendering the Middle Ages (2000).

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