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The archaeology of the early medieval Celtic churches [electronic resource] : proceedings of a conference on the Archaeology of the Early Medieval Celtic Churches, September 2004 /
edited by Nancy Edwards.
imprint
Leeds : Maney Publishing, 2009.
description
xii, 411 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
ISBN
9781906540616 (hbk.)
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Leeds : Maney Publishing, 2009.
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9781906540616 (hbk.)
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13427946
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This volume focuses on new research on the archaeology of the early medieval Celtic churches c AD 400-1100 in Wales, Ireland, Scotland, south-west Britain and Brittany. The 21 papers use a variety of approaches to explore and analyse the archaeological evidence for the origins and development of the Church in these areas. The results of a recent multi-disciplinary research project to identify the archaeology of the early medieval church in different regions of Wales are considered alongside other new research and the discoveries made in excavations in both Wales and beyond. The papers reveal not only aspects of the archaeology of ecclesiastical landscapes with their monasteries, churches and cemeteries, but also 'special' graves, relics, craftworking and the economy enabling both comparisons and contrasts. They likewise engage with ongoing debates concerning interpretation: historiography and the concept of the 'Celtic Church', conversion to Christianity, Christianization of the landscape and the changing functions and inter-relationships of sites, the development of saints' cults, sacred space and pilgrimage landscapes and the origins of the monastic 'town'.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgementsp. x
List of Contributorsp. xi
The Archaeology of the Early Medieval Celtic Churches: An Introductionp. 1
Identifying the Archaeology of the Early Medieval Church in Wales
Identifying the Mother Churches of North-East Walesp. 21
The Early Medieval Church in North-West Walesp. 41
Identifying Early Medieval Ecclesiastical Sites in South-West Walesp. 61
Continuity and Renewal of Monastic Landholding in Wales Before and After the Anglo-Norman Conquestp. 85
Early Medieval Burial in Walesp. 105
Sites, Buildings, Burial and Landscapes
Pagan or Christian? Burial in Ireland During the 5th to 8th Centuries ADp. 135
Identifying British Christian Sites in Western Wessexp. 155
The Archaeology of the So-called 'Celtic Church' in Brittanyp. 173
A Peacock's Tale: Excavations at Caherlehillan, Iveragh, Irelandp. 191
The Saint and the Sacred Centre: The Early Medieval Pilgrimage Landscape of Inishmurrayp. 207
Investigations on the May Island, and Other Early Medieval Churches and Monasteries in Scotlandp. 227
The Origins of Ecclesiastical Stone Architecture in Walesp. 245
A Suggested Typology for Pre-Romanesque Stone Churches in Irelandp. 265
Early Medieval Church Groups in Wales and Western Englandp. 281
Gruffudd ap Cynan and the Romanesque Church of Penmon, Angleseyp. 301
Artefacts and Production
Reflections on the Monastic Arts: Recent Discoveries at Portmahomack, Tarbat, Easter Rossp. 315
The Economy and Industry of Early Medieval Clonmacnoise: a Preliminary Viewp. 333
Early Medieval Metalwork and Christianity: A Welsh Perspectivep. 351
The Shrine of St Gwenfrewi from Gwytherin, Denbighshire: An Alternative Interpretationp. 375
St Fillan's Crozier-its Cult and its Reliquaries AD 1000-2000p. 389
Indexp. 405
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