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From frontier to border: the evolution of northern West Saxon territorial delineation in the ninth and tenth centuries

Brookes, SJ; Baker, J; (2011) From frontier to border: the evolution of northern West Saxon territorial delineation in the ninth and tenth centuries. Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History , 17 pp. 108-123.

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Abstract

In this paper processes are explored by which the northern frontier of the West Saxon kingdom evolved during the later Anglo-Saxon period. It is argued that territories in early medieval England became defined and delineated as part of changing approaches to territorial defence against Viking aggression. The evidence demonstrating this development comprises archaeological, written and toponymic sources, including the important compilation known as the Burghal Hidage, and a final aspect of the paper is to suggest that these sources must be explored in combination, and with respect to their geographical context, in order to be fully understood.

Type: Article
Title: From frontier to border: the evolution of northern West Saxon territorial delineation in the ninth and tenth centuries
Location: United Kingdom
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1360342
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