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Adam Usk

Chris Given-Wilson.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 4611 words.

The chronicler Adam Usk was born in the parish of Usk in South Wales around 1350 and died there in early 1430, but the life he led was far from parochial, involving intrigue, betrayal,...

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Ælfric

Joyce Hill.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 13617 words.

The homilist Ælfric (c. 950–1010), monk, masspriest, and abbot of Eynsham, is the most significant vernacular prose writer from Anglo-Saxon England by virtue of the quantity and quality of...

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Aelred of Rievaulx

Marsha L. Dutton.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online April 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 12970 words.

The most prominent of the Cistercian abbots of 12th-century England, Aelred of Rievaulx (b. 1110–d. 1167), also spelled Ailred or Æthelred, was a popular preacher and a prolific writer,...

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Alcuin of York

Valerie L. Garver.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 10095 words.

Alcuin of York (b. c. 735/740–d. 804) ranks among the most influential scholars of the early Middle Ages. His works ranged a relatively wide gamut from theology to political thought,...

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Aldhelm of Malmesbury

Rosalind C. Love.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online December 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 6475 words.

Aldhelm, abbot of Malmesbury (Wiltshire) and then bishop of Sherborne from about 705, was described by Bede, in his Ecclesiastical History (written some twenty-five years after Aldhelm’s...

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Alfred the Great

Paul E. Szarmach.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online December 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 8879 words.

The only English monarch to earn the epithet “Great” and who was esteemed highly by the later Victorians who considered him something of a philosopher-king, Alfred (b. 849–d. 899;...

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Amber

Morten Ramstad, Tony Axelsson and Anders Strinnholm.

in The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe

March 2015; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology; Prehistoric Archaeology. 6301 words.

During the transition to the fourth millennium, large quantities of amber start being distributed over the landscapes of northern and north-eastern Europe. By exploring the handling and use...

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Anglo‐Saxon Archaeology and the Public

Sonja Marzinzik.

in The Oxford Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology

March 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 7036 words.

This article mentions certain aspects of the dynamic relationship between Anglo-Saxon archaeology and concentrates on the question of whether formal education has kept pace with these new...

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Anglo‐Saxon Crafts

Kevin Leahy.

in The Oxford Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology

March 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 7618 words.

This article provides an overview of Anglo-Saxon crafts and refers to some of the issues involved. Lacking the screw thread, the Anglo-Saxon craftsmen would have made extensive use of...

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Anglo‐Saxon Fields

Susan Oosthuizen.

in The Oxford Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology

March 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 10020 words.

This article addresses how and when the small, rectilinear or irregular fields of Roman Britain were transformed into the open and common fields of medieval England. Furthermore, the sparse...

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