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Description - A Companion to the Early Middle Ages by Pauline Stafford

This collection of 27 original essays by leading scholars covers the key debates and issues involved in writing a history of Britain in the early middle ages. Moving away from the Anglo-centrism which has been the norm for accounts of the period, the essays in this Companion take an inclusive approach to the history of the British Isles to overcome artificial distinctions of national boundaries and identify new units of comparative historical analysis. The essays are written in a clear, provocative and lively manner and, taken as a whole, they provide a sophisticated and authoritative overview of the scholarship that has shaped our current understanding of Early Medieval British History.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405106283
ISBN-10: 140510628X
Format: Hardback
(249mm x 179mm x 35mm)
Pages: 576
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Pauline Stafford

Pauline Stafford is Professor Emerita at Liverpool University, previously Professor of Medieval History. She is a specialist in the history of Anglo-Saxon England and of women and gender in England and Europe from the eighth to twelfth centuries. Her previous publications include Queens, Concubines and Dowagers, the King's Wife in the Early Middle Ages (1983, 1998), Unification and Conquest, a Political and Social History of England in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries (1989), Queen Emma and Queen Edith (1997, 2001), Law, Laity and Solidarities (2001), Gender, Family and the Legitimation of Power: England from the Ninth to Early Twelfth Century (2006), and the jointly edited Gendering the Middle Ages (2000).