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South-western Britain in the early Middle Ages.


South-western Britain in the early Middle Ages.

Pearce, Susan.

Continuum Publishing Group


375 pages



Studies in the early history of Britain


Pearce (museum studies, U. of Leicester) suggests how society in southwestern Britain was transformed from the late Roman period, roughly the fourth century, to the tenth century, some 18 human generations. Geographically, her study covers modern Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and most of Dorset. Drawing more on archaeological than documentary evidence, she explores how people came to see themselves as Christians, how they expressed prestige, what they thought about the mixed Roman and barbarian world they were part of, and what they used material things for.

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