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H 205 x W 290 mm

210 pages

113 figures, 37 tables (colour throughout)

Published Jun 2024

Archaeopress Archaeology

ISBN

Paperback: 9781803275796

Digital: 9781803275802

DOI 10.32028/9781803275796

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Keywords
Somerset; Post-Roman; Early Medieval; Anglo-Saxon; Church; Churches; Great Estates; Early Parochiae; Royal Villae; Minster Churches

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Reconstructing the Development of Somerset’s Early Medieval Church

New Approaches to Understanding the Relationships between Post-Roman Church Sites, Early Medieval Minsters and Royal Villae in the South-West of England

By Carole Lomas

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This book uses Somerset as a case study to contribute to a broader understanding of how the Church developed across the British Isles during the transition from the post-Roman Church to the 11th century. It collates and cross-references all earlier research and offers the most up-to-date study of Somerset’s post-Roman churches.

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Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction


Chapter 2: Sources and methods


Chapter 3: Process and change: the early medieval Church in Somerset


Chapter 4: Identifying Somerset’s pre-eminent early medieval churches


Chapter 5: Identifying Somerset’s royal villae


Chapter 6: Reconstructing Somerset’s early medieval parochiae


Chapter 7: Understanding the context and physical setting of churches


Chapter 8: Somerset’s early medieval parochiae


Chapter 9: Discussion and conclusion


Appendix


Bibliography


Index of Somerset Place-names

About the Author

Carole Lomas is an independent early medieval historian who began her research into early medieval Somerset while doing an MA at the Centre for Regional and Local History, University of Leicester. She continued her research by completing a PhD at the University of Exeter and this book is the culmination of her research.