The toponymy of communal activity: Anglo-Saxon assembly sites and their functions

Baker, John (2014) The toponymy of communal activity: Anglo-Saxon assembly sites and their functions. In: Els noms en la vida quotidiana. Actes del XXIV Congrés Internacional d’ICOS sobre Ciències Onomàstiques. ICOS, pp. 1494-1509.

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Abstract

The paper builds on earlier discussion of the multiple functions of medieval judicial assembly sites, providing a comprehensive evaluation of relevant English hundred-names, and making reference to associated microtoponymy. While religious, military, commercial, and recreational activities may all have occurred at assembly-sites, it can be hard to delineate the evidence so clearly along these lines, and attempts to do so may be anachronistic in some instances; nevertheless, the analysis of different group activities has important implications for our understanding of the evolution of the hundredal system and its impact on society at large.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Arts > School of English
Depositing User: baker, John
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2015 12:15
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2016 15:02
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/28119

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