Mercia: An Anglo-Saxon Kingdom in Europe (Continuum Collection)

February 2, 2021
Mercia: An Anglo-Saxon Kingdom in Europe (Continuum Collection)

Establishes a new baseline for Mercian scholarship, covering therise and fall of the kingdom, its major institutions, relationswith other political entities as well as its visual and materialculture.Contents:Introduction: Mercia, a Culture in Context --Part I: The Mercian Polity: Church and State --1 The Origins of Mercia --2 The Tribal Hidage and the Ealdormen of Mercia --3 Political Women in Mercia, Eighth to Early Tenth Centuries --4 The Mercian Church: Archaeology and Topography --5 Hagiography and Literature: The Case of Guthlac of Crowland--Part II: Parallel Cultures --6 Wales and Mercia, 613-918 --7 The Verturian Hegemony: A Mirror in the North.8 Abbesses, Minor Dynasties and Kings in clericatu: Perspectives ofIreland, 700-850 --9 Carolingian Contacts --Part III: The Material Culture of Mercia --10 The Archaeology of Mercia --11 Mercia: Landscape and Environment --12 Mercians: The Dwellers on the Boundary --13 The Growth of Market Centres and Towns in the Area of theMercian Hegemony --14 Mercian London --15 Mercian Coinage and Authority --Part IV: The Visual Culture of Mercia --16 Constructing Iconographies: Questions of Identity in MercianSculpture --17 Classicism of Southumbrian Sculpture.18 Metalwork of the Mercian Supremacy --19 Mercian Manuscripts? The Tiberius' Group and Its HistoricalContext --Part V: Mercia in Retreat --20 Military Institutions and Royal Power --21 Mercia and Wessex in the Ninth Century