Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History

Subscriptions and Back Issues

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The following volumes are still in print:

Volume 3
Katherine Barker, Sherborne in Dorset: An Early Ecclesiastical Settlement and its Estate; Valerie Fenwick, Insula de Burgh: Excavations at Burrow Hill, Suffolk, 1978-1981; Heinrich Härke and Chris Salter, A technical and metallurgical study of three Anglo-Saxon shield bosses; David Leigh, The Kentish Keystone-Garnet Disc Brooches: Avent's Classes 1-3 Reconsidered; Martin G. Welch, The Dating and Significance of the Inlaid Buckle Loop from Yeavering; Katherine East, The Sutton Hoo Ship Burial: A Case against the Coffin; James Lang, The Hogback: A Viking Colonial Monument.

Volume 4

Barry M. Ager, The Smaller Variants of the Anglo-Saxon Quoit Brooch; C. L. Matthews and Sonia Chadwick Hawkes, Early Saxon Settlements and Burials on Puddlehill, Dunstable; Christopher Scull, Evidence from East Anglia for Enamelling on Early Anglo-Saxon Metalwork; Mavis Bimson, Dark-Age Garnet Cutting; Katherine East, Cross-Hatched Foils from Sutton Hoo; N. D. Meeks and R. Holmes, The Sutton Hoo Garnet Jewellery; Ruth Mazo Karras, Seventh-Century Jewellery from Frisia: A Re-Examination; David Wilson, OE hearg and weoh as Place-Name Elements representing Pagan Saxon Worship Sites; Glenn Foard, The Administrative Organization of Northamptonshire; John Manley, The Archer and the Army in the Late Saxon Period.

Volume 5

Joachim Werner, Review of The Sutton Hoo Ship Burial Volume 3; Hilda Ellis Davidson, Royal Graves as Religious Symbols; R. H. White, The Badley (Needham Market) Bowl; Jeremy Haslam, Dommoc and Dunwich: A Reappraisal; Della Hooke, Early Units of Government in Herefordshire and Shropshire; Michael Costen, Huish and Worth: Old English Survivals in a later Landscape; Richard Gameson, Aelfric and the Perception of Script and Picture in Anglo-Saxon England; Audrey L. Meaney, Anglo-Saxon Idolators and Ecclesiasts from Theodore to Alcuin; Eric John, The Point of Woden.

Volume 6

Richard and Fiona Gameson, The Anglo-Saxon Inscription at St Mary's Church, Breamore; Tania M. Dickinson, Early Saxon Saucer Brooches: A Preliminary Overview; Barbara Yorke, Fact or Fiction? The written evidence for the fifth and sixth centuries AD; Margaret Gelling, Why Aren't We Speaking Welsh?; Simon Esmonde Cleary, Differences between Late Romano-British and Early Anglo-Saxon Archaeology; Christopher Scull, Archaeology, Early Anglo-Saxon Society and the Origins of Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms; Sally Crawford, Children, Death and the Afterlife in Anglo-Saxon England; Elizabeth O'Brien, Contacts between Ireland and Anglo-Saxon England in the Seventh Century; Esther Cameron and William Filmer-Sankey, A Sword Hilt of Horn from Snape, Suffolk; Shirley Carnegie and William Filmer-Sankey, A Saxon Cremation Pyre from Snape; Helena Hamerow, An Anglo-Saxon Cemetery near West Hendred, Oxon; P. H. Dixon, The Anglo-Saxon Settlement at Mucking: an interpretation.

Volume 7

Andrew David, The role of geophysical survey in early medieval archaeology; Catherine Mortimer, Lead-alloy models for three early Anglo-Saxon brooches; Jacqui Watson, Wood usage in Anglo-Saxon shields; John Hines, Identity, material culture and language in early Anglo-Saxon England; John McNamara, Bede's role in circulating legend in the `Historia Ecclesiastica'; Elisabeth Okasha, The commissioners, makers and owners of Anglo-Saxon inscriptions; Peter Kitson, Swans and geese in Old English riddles; Andrew Hunn, Jo Lawson & Michael Farley, The Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Dinton, Buckinghamshire.

Volume 8

John Blair, Anglo-Saxon Pagan Shrines and their Prototypes; Audrey Meaney, Pagan English Sanctuaries, Place-Names and Hundred Meeting-Places; C.R. Hart, The Aldewerke and Minster at Shelford, Cambridgeshire; Elisabeth Okasha, Literacy in Anglo-Saxon England: the Evidence from Inscriptions; David Griffiths, The North-West Mercian Burhs, A Reappraisal; John Newman, Metal Detector Finds and Fieldwork on Anglo-Saxon Sites in Suffolk; Craig Cessford, Where are the Anglo-Saxons in the Gododdin Poem?; P.H. Dixon, Entrances to Sunken-Floored Structures in Anglo-Saxon Times; Paul M. Barford, Re-interpreting Mucking: Countering the Black Legend; Karen Høilund Nielsen, From Artefact to Interpretation using Correspondence Analysis.

Volume 9

Edwina Proudfoot and Christopher Aliaga-Kelly, Towards an Interpretation of Anomalous Finds and Place-Names of Anglian Origin in North and East Scotland; Deirdre M. O'Sullivan, Six Pagan Anglian burials from Cumbria; C.P. Loveluck, The Development of the Anglo-Saxon Landscape: Economy and Society 'On Driffield', East Yorkshire, 400-750 AD; Craig Cessford, Exogamous Marriages between Anglo-Saxons and Britons in Seventh Century Northern Britain; P.S. Barnwell, 'Hlafeata, ceorl, hid and scir': Celtic, Roman or Germanic?; Keith Bailey, Aspects of Anglo-Saxon Middlesex: Harrow and Hayes; John Newman, New Light on Old Finds: Bloodmoor Hill, Gisleham, Suffolk; Gabor Thomas, Silver Wire Strap Ends from East Anglia; William Filmer-Sankey, A Gold Seal Ring in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; Thomas A. Bredehoft, First-Person Inscriptions and Literacy in Anglo-England; Barry M. Ager, A Quoit Brooch Style Belt-Plate from Meonstoke, Hants.

Volume 10

David Griffiths & Tania Dickinson, Editorial Preface; Christopher Scull, Is this state formation? Archaeology and Anglo-Saxon kingdom origins; Ulf Näsman, The ethnogenesis of the Danes and the making of a Danish kingdom; Anthonie Heidinga, The Frisian Achievement; Barbara Yorke, The origins of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms: the contribution of written sources; Nicholas Higham, Imperium in early Britain: rhetoric and reality in the writings of Gildas & Bede; Charlotte Fabech, Organising the landscape: a matter of production, power and religion; Jytte Ringtved, The geography of power: South Scandinavia before the Danish kingdom; Marianne Schauman-Lonnqvist, The West-Finnish warriors and the early Svea kingship; Julian Richards, What's so special about 'productive' sites? Middle Saxon settlements in Northumbria; Kerstin Lidén & Anders Götherström, The Archaeology of rank, by means of diet, gender and kinship; Lucas Quensel von Kalben, The British Church and the emergence of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms; Nick Stoodley, Burials, gender and the creation of kingdoms: the evidence from seventh-century Wessex; Morten Axboe, Towards the kingdom of Denmark; Danny Gerrets, The development of the Frisian kingdom: Wijnaldum-Tjitsma in supra-regional prespective; Kevin Leahy, The formation of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Lindsey; Lotte Headeager, Myth and Art; a passport to political political authority in Scandinavian kingdoms during the Migration period; Jan-Peder Lamm, The bracteate of the century: the new find of a unique Migration period bracteate in Uppland, Sweden; Bente Magnus, Old kingdoms and new? Reflections on some objects decorated in late Style I and early Style II in Scandinavia; Margrethe Watt, Iconographic evidence from Scandinavian gold foil figures; Karen Høilund Nielsen, Style II and the Anglo-Saxon elite; Helen Geake, Invisible kingdoms: the use of grave goods in seventh-century England.

Volume 11

The eleventh volume published as a tribute so Sonia Hawkes, one of the founding editors, begins with her publication of the Anglo-Saxon cemetery of Bifrons, Kent. Other contents: Some British mammals in Old English poetry (Audrey Meaney); The Anglo-Saxon takeover of the West Midlands (Steven Bassett); Clofesho revisited (Keith Bailey); Penitential literature and secular law in Anglo-Saxon England (Carole Hough); An Anglo-Saxon burial at Castle Hill, Ayrshire (Craig Cessford); The Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Tallington, Lincolnshire (James Albone and Kevin Leahy); Athelstan's urban reforms (David Hill). 200p, illus.

Volume 12

Paul Barnwell, Britons and Warriors in Post-Roman South-East England; Nathalie Cohen, Boundaries and Settlement: the Role of the River Thames; Duncan H Brown, Bound by Traditions: A study of pottery in Anglo-Saxon England; L A Symonds, Territories in Transition: The Construction of Boundaries in Anglo-Scandinavian Lincolnshire; Aliki Pantos, On the Edge of Things: the Boundary Location of Anglo-Saxon Assembly Sites; Sam Turner, Boundaries and Religion: the Demarcation of Early Christian Settlements in Britain; Jonathan Pitt, Minster Churches and Minster Territories in Wiltshire; Sarah Semple, Burials and Political Boundaries in the Avebury Region, North Wiltshire; Victoria Thompson, The View from the Edge: Dying, Power and Vision in Late Saxon England; Andrew Reynolds, Boundaries and Settlements in later Sixth to Eleventh Century England; C Gibson, with J Murray, An Anglo-Saxon Settlement at Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire.

Volume 13

Howard Williams, Heathen Graves and Victorian Anglo-Saxonism: Assessing the Archaeology of John Mitchell Kemble; Philip Bartholomew, Continental Connections: Angles, Saxons and Others in Bede and Procopius; Seiichi Suzuki, The Undley Bracteate Reconsidered: Archaeological, Linguistic and Runological Perspectives; John T Baker, Topographical Place-names and the Distribution of Tun and Ham in the Chilters and Essex Region; Alison Dickens, Richard Mortimer and Jess Tipper, The Early Anglo-Saxon Settlement and Cemetery at Bloodmoor Hill, Carlton Colville, Suffolk: A Preliminary Report; Lloyd Laing, Some Anglo-Saxon Artefacts from Nottinghamshire, with an Analysis of some of the artefacts by Matthew Ponting; Anna Gannon, The Five Senses and Anglo-Saxon Coinage; J Alison Rosenblitt, The Lindisfarne Gospels and the Aesthetics of Anglo-Saxon Art; Elisabeth Okasha, What Language is This? Language Mixing in Anglo-Saxon Inscriptions; Jeremy Haslam, King Alfred and the Vikings: Strategies and Tactics 876-886 AD; Carla Morini, OE Hring: Anglo-Saxon or Viking Armour?; Jon Murray with Tom McDonald, Excavations at Station Road, Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire.

Volume 14

Howard Williams, Introduction: Themes in the Archaeology of Early Medieval Death and Burial; Heinrich Härke, Ethnicity, ‘Race’ and Migration in Mortuary Archaeology: An attempt at a short answer; Susanne E. Hakenbeck, Situational Ethnicity and Nested Identities: New approaches to an old problem; Rik Hoggett, Charting Conversion: Burial as a barometer of belief?; Zoë Devlin, Social Memory, Material Culture and Community Identity in Early Medieval Mortuary Practices; Martin Rundkvist, Early Medieval Burial Studies in Scandinavia 1994-2003; Rebecca Gowland, Beyond Ethnicity: Symbols of social identity from the fourth to sixth centuries in England; Howard Williams, Transforming Body of Soul: Toilet implements in Early Anglo-Saxon graves; Chris Fern, Early Anglo-Saxon Horse Burial of the Fifth to Seventh Centuries AD; Susan Harrington, Soft Furnished Burial: An assessment of the role of textiles in Early Anglo-Saxon inhumations, with particular reference to East Kent; Jo Buckberry, On Sacred Ground: Social identity and churchyard burial in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, c. 700-1100 AD; Annia Kristina Cherryson, Disturbing the Dead: Urbanisation, the Church and the post-burial treatment of human remains in Early Medieval Wessex, c. 600-1100 AD; Stuart Brookes, Walking with Anglo-Saxons: Landscapes of the dead in Early Anglo-Saxon Kent; Nick Stoodley, New Perspectives on Cemetery Relocation in the Seventh Century AD: The example of Portway, Andover;  David Petts, De Situ Brecheniauc and Englynion y Beddau: Writing about burial in Early Medieval Wales; Stephen H. Harrison, Separated from the Foaming Maelstrom: Landscapes of insular ‘Viking’ burial; Eva Thäte, A Question of Priority: The re-use of houses and barrows for burials in Scandinavia in the Late Iron Age (AD 600-1000); Dawn Hadley, The Garden Gives Up its Secrets: The developing relationship between rural settlements and cemeteries, c.750-1100; Philippa Patrick, Charles French and Christine Osborne, Rescue Excavation of an Early Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Gunthorpe, Peterborough; Catriona Gibson, Minerva: An Early Anglo-Saxon mixed-rite cemetery in Alwalton, Cambridgeshire.

Volume 15

Martin Welch, Report on Excavations of the Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Updown Eastry, Kent; Laurence Hayes and Timothy Malim, The Date and Nature of Wat's Dyke: a Reassessment; Steven Bassett, The Middle and Late Anglo-Saxon Defences pf Western Mercian Towns; Simon Draper, The Significance of Old English Burh in Anglo-Saxon England; Jane Kershaw, The Distribution of the 'Winchester' Style in Late Saxon England:Metalwork Finds from the Danelaw; D.M. Hadley, Warriors, Heroes and Companions: Negotiating Masculinity in Viking-Age England.

Volume 16

Tania M. Dickinson, Medium and message in early Anglo-Saxon animal art: some observations on the contexts of Salin’s Style I in England; Anna Gannon,‘…and pretty coins all in a row’; Richard Bailey, Anglo-Saxon art: some forms, orderings and their meanings; Jane Hawkes, The church triumphant: the figural columns of early ninth-century Anglo-Saxon England; Susan Youngs, From metalwork to manuscript: some observations on the use of Celtic art in Insular manuscripts; Nancy Netzer, Framing the Book of Durrow inside/outside the Anglo-Saxon world; Carol Farr, The sign at the cross-roads: the Matthean sacrum in Anglo-Saxon gospel books before Alfred the Great; Richard Gameson, The last Chi-rho in the West? From Insular to Anglo-Saxon in the Boulogne 10 Gospels; Geoffrey Russom, On the distribution of verse types in Old English Poetry.