This volume of Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History focuses on the topic of 'boundaries'. The theme of boundaries is embedded at all levels of early medieval society. Concepts of belonging, exclusion, power and status are all themes related to boundary studies that can be found operating from the scale of the household up to the level of international relations between early medieval societies. The eleven papers presented in this volume examine the nature of both physical and metaphysical boundaries in the early medieval world. The approaches of the archaeologist, historian and place-name scholar are all to be found in the collection, providing a new interdisciplinary approach to a hitherto neglected area of study.
Britons and warriors in post-Roman south-east England (Paul Barnwell); Boundaries and settlement: The role of the River Thames (Nathalie Cohen); Bound by tradition: A study of pottery in Anglo-Saxon England (Duncan Brown); Territories in transition: The construction of boundaries in Anglo-Scandinavian Lincolnshire (Leigh Symonds); 'On the edge of things': The boundary location of Anglo-Saxon assembly sites (Aliki Pantos); Boundaries and religion: The demarcation of early Christian settlements in Britain (Sam Turner); Minister churches and minister territories in Wiltshire (Jonathan Pitt); Burials and political boundaries in the Avebury region, North Wiltshire (Sarah Semple); The view from the edge: Dying, Power and Vision in late Saxon England (Victoria Thompson); Boundaries and Settlements in later 6th- to 11th- Century England (Andrew Reynolds); An Anglo-Saxon Settlement at Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire (C Gibson).