Chapter Twenty-Six. Settlement and Social Differentiation

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  1. Sally Crawford Senior Research Fellow founder

Published Online: 27 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311020.ch26

A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland, c.500-c.1100

A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland, c.500-c.1100

How to Cite

Crawford, S. (2009) Settlement and Social Differentiation, in A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland, c.500-c.1100 (ed P. Stafford), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311020.ch26

Editor Information

  1. Liverpool University, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405106283

Online ISBN: 9781444311020

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Keywords:

  • settlement and social differentiation;
  • Anglo-Saxon period, breakdown of multiple estates;
  • religious and secular society;
  • archaeological evidence, showing hierarchy of settlements;
  • urban layouts and living conditions;
  • seventh century, elite group emerging in Anglo-Saxon England

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Ireland

  • Scotland

  • Wales

  • Anglo-Saxon England

  • Differentiating between Religious and Secular Society

  • Urban Layouts and Living Conditions

  • Conclusion

  • Further Reading

  • Bibliography