The Church in Anglo-Saxon Society

Author(s): 
Blair, John
ISBN: 
0199211175
Date published: 
October 2006
Paperback
Price: 
£19.99

From the impact of the first monasteries in the seventh century, to the emergence of the local parochial system five hundred years later, the Church was a force for change in Anglo-Saxon society. It shaped culture and ideas, social and economic behaviour, and the organization of landscape and settlement. In this innovative study, John Blair brings together written, topographical, and archaeological evidence to build a multi-dimensional picture of what local churches and local communities meant to each other in early England.