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Kingship, Society, and the Church in Anglo-Saxon Yorkshire

Thomas Pickles

Abstract

Inspired by studies of Carolingian Europe, Kingship, Society, and the Church in Anglo-Saxon Yorkshire argues that the social strategies of local kin groups drove conversion to Christianity and church building in Yorkshire from AD 400 to 1066. It challenges an emphasis on the role and agency of Anglo-Saxon kings in conversion and church building. It moves forward debates surrounding the ‘minster hypothesis’ through an interdisciplinary case study. The kingdom of the Deirans stretched from the Humber to the Tees and the North Sea to the Pennines between 600 and 867. The Scandinavian kings at Yor ... More

Keywords: Anglo-Saxon, history, archaeology, place-names, kingship, society, politics, religion, conversion, church

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198818779
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198818779.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Pickles, author
Senior Lecturer in Medieval History, Department of History & Archaeology, University of Chester