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Rural Settlements and Society in Anglo-Saxon England

Helena Hamerow


In the course of the fifth century, the Roman farms and villas of lowland Britain were replaced by the new, distinctive settlements of Anglo-Saxon communities. This volume presents a major synthesis of the evidence, now rapidly growing, for such settlements from across England and throughout the Anglo-Saxon period. Its aim is to explore what this evidence reveals about the communities who lived in them and whose daily lives went almost wholly unrecorded. The book examines the appearance, ‘life-cycles’ and function of their buildings; the relationship of Anglo-Saxon settlements to the Romano-Br ... More

Keywords: Anglo-Saxons, settlements, archaeology, early medieval buildings, Anglo-Saxon farms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199203253
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203253.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helena Hamerow, author
Professor of Early Medieval Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, Oxford