Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2011.
Book — xii, 245 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Place-names, language and the Anglo-Saxon landscape : an introduction / Martin J. Ryan
The landscape of place-name studies / Alexander R. Rumble
Place-names as travellers' landmarks / Ann Cole
Light thrown by Scandinavian place-names on the Anglo-Saxon landscape / Gillian Fellows-Jensen
Language and the Anglo-Saxon landscape : towards an archaeological interpretation of place-names in Wiltshire / Simon Draper
Hunting the Vikings in South Cumbria from Ambleside to Haverbrack / Linda M. Corrigan
Viking-age amounderness : a reconsideration / Richard Watson
The woodland landscape of Early Medieval England / Della Hooke
The pre-conquest lands and parish of Crediton Minster, Devon / Duncan Probert
Rewriting the bounds : Pershore's Powick and Leigh / Peter A. Stokes
That "dreary old question" : the hide in Early Anglo-Saxon England / Martin J. Ryan
Boroughs and socio-political reconstruction in Late Anglo-Saxon England / Dorn Van Dommelen.
The landscape of modern England still bears the imprint of its Anglo-Saxon past. Villages and towns, fields, woods and forests, parishes and shires, all shed light on the enduring impact of the Anglo-Saxons. The essays in this volume explore the richness of the interactions between the Anglo-Saxons and their landscape: how they understood, described, and exploited the environments of which they were a part. Ranging from the earliest settlement period through to the urban expansion of late Anglo-Saxon England, this book draws on evidence from place-names, written sources, and the landscape itself to provide fresh insights into the topic. Subjects explored include the history of the study of place-names and the Anglo-Saxon landscape; landscapes of particular regions and the exploitation of particular landscape types; the mechanisms of the transmission and survival of written sources; and the problems and potentials of interdisciplinary research into the Anglo-Saxon landscape. Nicholas J. Higham is Professor of Early Medieval and Landscape History at the University of Manchester; Martin Ryan lectures in Medieval History at the University of Manchester. Contributors: Ann Cole, Linda M. Corrigan, Dorn Van Dommelen, Simon Draper, Gillian Fellows-Jensen, Della Hooke, Duncan Probert, Alexander R. Rumble, Martin J. Ryan, Peter A. Stokes, Richard Watson. (source: Nielsen Book Data)