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Property and Piety in Early Medieval Winchester

Alexander R. Rumble

Winchester in the Anglo-Saxon and early Norman periods was an important royal and religious centre. This volume comprises an edition and translation, with extensive commentary, of thirty-three Anglo-Saxon and Norman documents relating to the topography and minsters of early medieval Winchester. READ MORE

Hardback: £58.00

The Cult of St Swithun

Michael Lapidge

Following the translation of his relics from a conspicuous tomb into the Old Minster, Winchester, the massive rebuilding of the cathedral, and a vigorous publicity campaign by Bishop Aethelwold (963-84), St Swithun became one of the most popular and important English saints, whose cult was widespread in England, Ireland, Scandinavia, and France. READ MORE

Hardback: £115.00

Modelling Christianisation: A Geospatial Analysis of the Archaeological Data on the Rural Church Network of Hungary in the 11th-12th Centuries

Mária Vargha

This book breaks new ground by studying the underutilised archaeological material for the Christianisation of the medieval Kingdom of Hungary; it draws on the archaeological record relating to the Christianisation of the commoners – rural churches and field cemeteries – and more precisely (digital) archaeological archival data. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00

Excavaciones en el baptisterio del conjunto eclesiástico de Son Peretó (Manacor, Mallorca, islas Baleares)

ed. Mateu Riera Rullan et al.

Archaeological excavations of the baptistery of the Late Antique site of Son Peretó (Manacor), located on the island of Mallorca in the Balearic Islands (Spain), provide interesting new findings related to the material culture of the 5th to 8th centuries AD and, above all, in relation to the tombs, pools and baptismal buildings on the site. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00

Archeologia dell’architettura religiosa e forme di potere all’Isola d’Elba tra XI e XII secolo

Marta Ricci

This study is a historical archaeological analysis of a territorial area including the Island of Elba, Monte Pisano and the neighboring plain, using the methodology of 'light' archeology: stratigraphic reading of the elevations and reading of the historical landscape. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £9.99

Early Anglo-Saxon Christian Reliquaries

Anthony Gibson

This volume presents a corpus and discussion of seventy-one Anglo-Saxon copper-alloy containers from forty-nine sites across England dating to the seventh and possibly eighth centuries, and variously described as work boxes, needle cases, amulet containers or Christian reliquaries. READ MORE

Hardback: £28.00 | eBook: £16.00

Tra Esino e San Vicino

Cristiano Cerioni

This study offers a completely new interpretation of the religious architecture which, between the Romanesque and Gothic periods, established itself in the centre of the Italian Marche region, in an area known as the Valle di S. Clemente. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | Open Access

Roots of Reform: Contextual Interpretation of Church Fittings in Norfolk During the English Reformation

Jason Robert Ladick

This volume provides a thorough examination of the impact of the English Reformation through a detailed analysis of medieval and early modern church fittings surviving at parish churches located throughout the county of Norfolk in England. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Santuari e spazi confessionali nell’Italia tardoantica

Alessandro Luciano

The cult of relics led to the transformation of the Late Antique Italian landscape, and of suburban areas in particular. Analysing hypogeal and subdial contexts, this book outlines the evolution of loca sancta, in a process that led the venerated tombs to become first memoriae, then places of worship and finally articulated sanctuaries. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

St Gregory's Minster, Kirkdale, North Yorkshire: Archaeological Investigations and Historical Context

Philip Rahtz† et al.

The result of c. 20 years of work on and around the church of St Gregory's Minster, Kirkdale, North Yorkshire, this work is concerned primarily with the 8th century onwards, but also extends the time-period of this isolated site, particularly for the post-Roman to middle Saxon period, but also as an earlier probably religious landscape. READ MORE

Paperback: £48.00 | eBook: £16.00

Ricerche Archeologiche a Sant’Andrea di Loppio (Trento, Italia): L'Area della Chiesa

Barbara Maurina et al.

This is the second volume presenting results of archaeological investigations on Isola di Sant’Andrea, located in the basin of Lake Loppio (Italy), with finds ranging from prehistory to the First World War. This volume considers the results of the archaeological research in the area of the church of St. Andrew (Sectors C and C1). READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | eBook: £16.00

Ecclesiastical Landscapes in Medieval Europe: An Archaeological Perspective

ed. José Carlos Sánchez-Pardo et al.

By presenting case studies from across Eastern and Western Medieval Europe, this volume aims to open up a Europe-wide debate on the variety of relations and contexts between ecclesiastical buildings and their surrounding landscapes between the 5th and 15th centuries AD. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

Bar Locks and Early Church Security in the British Isles

John F. Potter

This book examines the evidence for the measures taken to make church buildings secure or defensible from their earliest times until the later medieval period. In particular it examines the phenomenon of ‘bar locks’ which the author identifies in many different contexts throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

Great Cloister: A Lost Canterbury Tale

Paul A. Fox et al.

A new study of the heraldry, genealogy and history of the Canterbury Cathedral cloister, this book is the first comprehensive study of this monument ever undertaken. It provides a detailed chronology and details on the 856 heraldic shields, badges and devices, representing some 365 families, principalities, religious foundations and individuals. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Lost Abbey of Eynsham

Steve Parrinder

Eynsham was one of the few religious foundations in England in continuous use from the late Saxon period to the Dissolution. This book aims to rescue this important abbey from obscurity by summarising its history and examining its material remains, most of which have never been published before. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Text and Archaeology

Justin L. Kelley

This book studies the archaeological record of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, surveying past excavations as well as recent research carried out within the church over the past three decades. An archaeological survey provides historical context for the second part of the book—a collection of primary sources pertinent to the history of the church. READ MORE

Paperback: £48.00 | eBook: £16.00

RACTA 2018: Ricerche di Archeologia Cristiana, Tardantichità e Altomedioevo

ed. Chiara Cecalupo et al.

This volume presents the proceedings from RACTA (Ricerche di Archeologia Cristiana, Tardantichità e Altomedioevo). Hosted by Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia, Rome in February 2018, RACTA was the first international conference for PhD students of Christian Archaeology. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

The Middle Ages Revisited: Studies in the Archaeology and History of Medieval Southern England Presented to Professor David A. Hinton

ed. Ben Jervis

This volume, produced in honour of Professor David A. Hinton’s contribution to medieval studies, re-visits the sites, archaeologists and questions which have been central to the archaeology of medieval southern England. Contributions are focused on the medieval period (from the Anglo-Saxon period to the Reformation) in southern England. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

Grabados rupestres en La Mancha centro: documentación y estudio de un patrimonio desconocido

Ramiro Rodero Rocío et al.

This book deals with the documentation and interpretation of the rock sites located in La Mancha center (Spain), from the detailed study of the symbols that have been engraved in the rock. READ MORE

Paperback: £36.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

Manx Crosses: A Handbook of Stone Sculpture 500-1040 in the Isle of Man

David M. Wilson

This is the first general survey of the carved stone crosses of the Isle of Man (late 5th to mid-11th century) for more than a century, providing a new view of the political and religious connections of the Isle of Man in a period of great turmoil in the Irish Sea region. The book also includes an up-to-date annotated inventory of the monuments. READ MORE

Paperback: £24.99 | eBook: £16.00

The Search for Winchester’s Anglo-Saxon Minsters

Martin Biddle et al.

A history of extensive archaeological excavations in Winchester from 1961 to 1970, showing how they led to the discovery of the Old and New Minsters and brought back to life the history, archaeology and architecture of the city’s greatest Anglo-Saxon buildings. READ MORE

Paperback: £15.00 | eBook: £16.00

The History and Archaeology of Cathedral Square Peterborough

Stephen Morris

Reports on archaeological work undertaken ahead of an improvement scheme centred on Cathedral Square, the historic centre of Peterborough, by Northamptonshire Archaeology, now MOLA Northampton, commissioned by Opportunity Peterborough (Peterborough City Council). READ MORE

Paperback: £29.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Archaeology and History of the Church of the Redeemer and the Muristan in Jerusalem

ed. Dieter Vieweger et al.

This monograph contains fifteen chapters written by leading scholars from around the world dealing with the archaeological and historical aspects of the Muristan from the Iron Age through to Ottoman times. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Ricerche Archeologiche a Sant’Andrea di Loppio (Trento, Italia): Il Castrum Tardoantico-Altomedievale

Barbara Maurina

The island of Sant’ Andrea, situated on the road that since ancient times has linked the Adige Valley with the Lake Garda, is now little more than a small hump on the edge of a vast marshy basin. Excavations reveal a multi-layered archeological site with finds ranging from the prehistoric age right through to the First World War. READ MORE

Paperback: £80.00 | eBook: £16.00

An Anatomy of a Priory Church: The Archaeology, History and Conservation of St Mary’s Priory Church, Abergavenny

ed. George Nash

Based on documentary evidence, the Priory Church of St Marys in Abergavenny has been a place of worship since the late 11th century; this book traces the archaeology, history and conservation of this most impressive building, delving deep into its anatomy. READ MORE

Paperback: £29.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Traditio Legis: Anatomy of an Image

Robert Couzin

This monograph engages in a close reading of the traditio legis, highlighting its novelty and complexity to early Christian viewers. The image is analyzed as a conflation of two distinct forms of representation, each constructed of unusual and potentially multivalent elements. READ MORE

Paperback: £29.00 | eBook: £16.00

Landscapes of Pilgrimage in Medieval Britain

Martin Locker

This book seeks to address the journeying context of pilgrimage within the landscapes of Medieval Britain. Using four case studies, an interdisciplinary methodology developed by the author is applied to four different geographical and cultural areas of Britain to investigate the practicalities of travel along the Medieval road network. READ MORE

Paperback: £43.00 | eBook: £16.00

Spatial Christianisation in Context: Stratigraphic Intramural Building in Rome from the 4th – 7th C. AD

Michael Mulryan

This book is the first to closely examine the location of the earliest purpose-built Christian buildings inside the city of Rome in their contemporary context. READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00 | eBook: £16.00

Binsey: Oxford’s Holy Place

ed. Lydia Carr et al.

This collection of essays is not a guidebook so much as an evocation of Binsey, dwelling on specific aspects from the busy river to the tranquil and silent churchyard; from the poplars and Hopkins’ great poem on them, to the personalities who served the village community; from the Binsey of St Frideswide’s time to the community of the present day. READ MORE

Paperback: £20.00

The Origins of Ireland’s Holy Wells

Celeste Ray

This book re-assesses archaeological research into holy well sites in Ireland and the evidence for votive deposition at watery sites throughout northwest European prehistory. READ MORE

Paperback: £33.00 | eBook: £16.00