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The Early Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms of Southern Britain AD 450-650
The Tribal Hidage, attributed to the 7th century, records the named groups and polities of early Anglo-Saxon England and the taxation tribute due from their lands and surpluses.
Stairway to Heaven
Medieval stairs, galleries and upper chambers in cathedrals, abbeys, and parish churches have been an enduring source of fascination to historians and archaeologists since the eighteenth century, but their practical purposes have long been shrouded in mystery and speculation.
Fashionable Encounters
At the heart of this anthology lies the world of fashion: a concept that pervades the realm of clothes and dress; appearances and fashionable manners; interior design; ideas and attitudes. Here sixteen papers focus on the Nordic world (Denmark, Norway, Sweden Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Isles and Greenland) within the time frame AD 1500–1850.
Using Images in Late Antiquity
Fifteen papers focus on the active and dynamic uses of images during the first millennium AD. They bring together an international group of scholars who situate the period’s visual practices within their political, religious, and social contexts.
Silk for the Vikings
The analysis of silk is a fascinating topic for research in itself but here, focusing on the 9th and 10th centuries, Marianne Vedeler takes a closer look at the trade routes and the organization of production, trade and consumption of silk during the Viking Age.
Sveti Pavao Shipwreck
Between 2007 and 2012 the Department for Underwater Archaeology of the Croatian Conservation Institute from Zagreb and the Department of Humanistic Studies of the Ca' Foscari University of Venice collaborated in the recording, underwater excavation and analysis of the unusually well-preserved wreck of a 16th century Venetian merchantman in the ...
Pottery and Social Life in Medieval England
How can pottery studies contribute to the study of medieval archaeology? How do pots relate to documents, landscapes and identities? These are the questions addressed in this book which develops a new approach to the study of pottery in medieval archaeology.
Dictionary of Classical Mythology
A superbly authoritative A–Z guide to all the gods, heroes, remarkable women and monsters of Greek and Roman mythology, with 172 original illustrations.
Settlement in the Irish Neolithic
The Irish Neolithic has been dominated by the study of megalithic tombs, but the defining element of Irish settlement evidence is the rectangular timber Early Neolithic house, the numbers of which have more than quadrupled in the last ten years.
Paths Towards a New World
Covering the approximately 6,500 years from the beginning of the Late Mesolithic to the transition to the Bronze Age, Mats Larsson takes the reader on a journey through the development of Swedish prehistoric society and culture set against the backdrop of climatic and landscape change.

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The Architectural Works of A.W.N. Pugin
Despite the huge growth of Pugin studies in recent decades, there has been no comprehensive catalogue of his architectural output until now. In this ground-breaking study Gerard Hyland identifies over 290 executed works and at least 84 unexecuted designs spread over five countries and two continents.
Regarding the Dead
A key publication on the British Museum's approach to the ethical issues surrounding the inclusion of human remains in museum collections and possible solutions to the dilemmas relating to their curation, storage, access management and display.
Looking at Painting in Florence 13th-16th Centuries
Richly illustrated in color, this handbook aims to impart the skills that allow the reader to answer the question, “Why does this painting matter?” Organized chronologically, with passages of historical background, we follow Richard Peterson’s probing descriptions of painting.
Mortuary Behavior and Social Trajectories in Pre- and Protopalatial Crete
The tombs and cemeteries of Pre- and Protopalatial Crete represent mortuary customs that corresponded with dynamic social changes on the island, ending in the appearance of a state society. This comprehensive study of the mortuary record elucidates the dynamic history of Cretan communities during the third and second millennium B.C.E.
Barda Balka
The Paleolithic site of Barda Balka (“standing stone,” “stone to lean upon” in local Kurdish) is situated about 3 kilometers northeast of Chemchemal in Kirkuk Province, Iraq. Until recent years, the site was marked by a natural monolith of limestone conglomerate 3.
Biblical Knowing
The Christian Scriptures could be theologically described as beginning and ending with an epistemological outlook. The first episode of humanity’s activity centers on the knowledge of good and evil.
Ancient Lives New Discoveries
In recent years, British Museum curators have collaborated with scientists and medical experts to explore non-invasive imaging techniques and other scientific approaches to further study Egyptian mummies.
Viking Language 1
Viking Language 1: Learn Old Norse, Runes, and Icelandic Sagas (the first book in the Viking Language Series) is a new introduction to Old Norse and Icelandic. The beginner has everything in one book: Graded lessons, reading passages, vocabulary, grammar exercises, and pronunciation.