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Anglo-Saxon Farms and Farming

Debby Banham and Rosamond Faith


Farming was the basis of the wealth that made England worth invading, twice, in the eleventh century. This book uses a wide range of evidence to investigate how Anglo-Saxon farmers produced the food and other agricultural products that sustained English economy, society and culture before the Norman Conquest. Part one draws on written and pictorial sources, archaeology, place-names and the history of the English language to discover what crops and livestock people raised, and what tools and techniques were used to produce them. In part two, a series of landscape studies explores how these coul ... More

Keywords: Anglo-Saxon, farms, farming, crops, livestock, transhumance, resource areas, markets

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199207947
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207947.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Debby Banham, author
Affiliated Lecturer, Dept of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge

Rosamond Faith, author
Visiting Fellow, Kellogg College, Oxford