Changing Perspectives on England and the Continent in the Early Middle Ages

Scharer, Anton
Date published: 
June 2014

This volume brings together articles dealing with conversion, court culture and royal representation in Anglo-Saxon England and Carolingian Europe. Scharer’s essays address the roles of language, monasticism and society in the spread of Christianity, explore historiography and the transmission of ideas via the figure of Alfred the Great, and look at Charlemagne’s daughters and objects of princely and royal representation. Throughout, attention is paid to viewing the matters under discussion from an ‘Anglo-Saxon’ as well as a ‘Continental’ perspective.