The Daily Lives of the Anglo-Saxons

Essays in Anglo-Saxon Studies, Vol. 8

The Daily Lives of the Anglo-Saxons

Edited by Carole Biggam, Carole Hough, Daria Izdebska
2017 | 266 + xx pp. | 46 ills. | 978-0-86698-575-8 | Hardcover 6 x 9 in
MRTS 519 | $70 |

ISAS Glasgow 2015. Insights into the lives of any group of historical people are provided by three main types of evidence: their language, their literature and their material culture. The contributors to this volume draw on all three types of evidence in order to present new research into the lives of the Anglo-Saxons. The particular focus is on daily life – the ordinary rather than the extraordinary, the normal rather than the exceptional. Rather than attempting an overview, the essays address individual scenarios in greater depth, but with an emphasis on shared experience.


The following scholars have contributed essays to this collection:

  • Martha Bayless, University of Oregon
  • Carole P. Biggam, University of Glasgow
  • Paul Cavill, University of Nottingham
  • Amy W. Clark, University of California, Berkeley
  • James Graham-Campbell, University College London
  • Antonina Harbus, Macquarie University, Sydney
  • Carole Hough, University of Glasgow
  • Daria Izdebska, Liverpool Hope University
  • Karen Louise Jolly, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
  • Alexandra Lester-Makin, University of Manchester
  • Elisabeth Okasha, University College, Cork
  • Phyllis Portnoy, University of Manitoba
  • Jane Roberts, University of London