COVID-19: Updates on library services and operations.

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.
Leeds : Maney Publishing, 2009.
xii, 411 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
9781906540616 (hbk.)
More Details
added author
Leeds : Maney Publishing, 2009.
9781906540616 (hbk.)
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
This item was reviewed in:
Reference & Research Book News, February 2010
To find out how to look for other reviews, please see our guides to finding book reviews in the Sciences or Social Sciences and Humanities.
Long Description
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
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem