Cultural Transition in the Chilterns and Essex Region, 350 AD to 650 AD
Cultural Transition in the Chilterns and Essex Region, 350 AD to 650 AD

Cultural Transition in the Chilterns and Essex Region, 350 AD to 650 AD

Volume 4

Studies in Regional and Local History

HISTORY

256 Pages, 6 3/4 x 9 3/4

Formats: Trade Paper, Cloth, PDF

Trade Paper, $35.95 (US $35.95) (CA $45.00)

Publication Date: March 2007

ISBN 9781902806532

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

University Hertfordshire Press (Mar 2007)
University Of Hertfordshire Press

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Overview

With authority and sound methodology, this study compares archaeological evidence from the fourth to seventh centuries AD in the Chilterns and Essex region with the considerable body of data taken from the place names of the same area. The distribution of supposedly early Old English place name elements suggests that, contrary to orthodox opinion, these elements are not particularly useful indicators of early Germanic influence. Additionally, some elements traditionally thought to be relatively unimportant may belong to an earlier stratum of place name formation. By reexamining data, this book presents a new theory about the emergence of Anglo-Saxon culture at the end of the Romano-British period and suggests that some revision of place name chronology is necessary.

Author Biography

John T. Baker is a seminar tutor in medieval history at the University of Birmingham and the University of Leicester.