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Anglo-Saxon Deviant Burial Customs

Andrew Reynolds


This book is the first to investigate how Anglo‐Saxon society dealt with social outcasts. The study begins in the period immediately following Roman rule and ends in the century following the Norman Conquest. This period, the 5th to 11th centuries, witnessed the conversion to Christianity, the emergence of the late Saxon state, and the development of the landscape of Domesday Book. While the study of early Anglo‐Saxon cemeteries and churchyards of the Christian period is well established, a substantial body of excavated and documented evidence for human burial in a range of other contexts has ... More

Keywords: law, Anglo‐Saxon, archaeology, history, execution, burial, boundaries, charters, landscape, early medieval

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199544554
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544554.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Reynolds, author
Reader in Medieval Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University College London
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