- 296 pages
- Transformations of Identity and Society in Anglo-Saxon Essex
- Alexander Mirrington
- 18 December 2018 Alexander Mirrington
This Book Presents The Results Of A Comprehensive Archaeological Study Of Early Medieval Essex C.AD 400 1066 This Region Provides An Important Case Study For Examining Coastal Societies Of North Western Europe Drawing On A Wealth Of New Data, The Author Demonstrates The Profound Influence Of Maritime Contacts On Changing Expressions Of Cultural Affiliation It Is Argued That This Continental Orientation Reflects Essex S Long Term Engagement With The Emergent, Dynamic North Sea Network The Wide Chronological Focus And Inclusive Dataset Enables Long Term Socio Economic Continuity And Transformation To Be Revealed These Include Major New Insights Into The Construction Of Group Identity In Essex Between The 5th And 11th Centuries And The Identification Of Several Previously Unknown Sites Of Exchange The Presentation Also Includes The First Full Archaeological Study Of Essex Under Viking Rule.