London ; New York : Leicester University Press, 2000.
Book — 1 online resource (x, 283 pages) : illustrations.
1. Introduction: Identities in Early Medieval Britain / William O. Frazer
2. Ethnicity, Power and the English / John Moreland
3. Self-worth and Property: Equipage and Early Medieval Personhood / Nerys Thomas Patterson
4. Political and Ethnic Identity: A Case Study of Anglo-Saxon Practice / Barbara Yorke
5. Community, Identity and Kingship in Early England / Alex Woolf
6. 'Cockle amongst the Wheat': The Scandinavian Settlement of England / Dawn Hadley
7. Corpus Saxonum: Early Medieval Bodies and Corporeal Identity / Andrew Tyrrell
8. The Berdache or Man-woman in Anglo-Saxon England and Early Medieval Europe / Christopher Knusel and Kathryn Ripley
9. Posthumous Obligation and Family Identity / Julia C. Crick
10. Class, Space and 'Feudal' Identities in Early Medieval England / Tom Saunders
11. Christian Monumental Sculpture and Ethnic Expression in Early Scotland / Stephen T. Driscoll
12. Monastic Memory and Identity in Early Anglo-Saxon England / Catherine Cubitt.
"This book theorizes early medieval studies in order to better understand early medieval social life and its relation to modern nationalism and ethnicity." "Drawing upon socio-cultural anthropology, social theory and sociology, the contributors address issues and debates within history, archaeology and physical anthropology. The book also participates in wider discussions about social identity, critiquing and revising problematic depictions of 'pre-industrial' social life against which modern scholars so often contrast contemporary Western culture. Such arguments have implications for all historical and archaeological studies. Social Identity in Early Medieval Britain will be welcomed as a valuable addition to medieval studies."--Jacket.