Old English sǣte and the historical significance of 'folk'-names

Baker, John (2017) Old English sǣte and the historical significance of 'folk'-names. Early Medieval Europe, 25 (4). pp. 417-442. ISSN 1468-0254

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Abstract

Old English sǣte names survive in documentary sources and place-names, and have been used in historical discourse as evidence for early and middle Anglo-Saxon socio-political organization. Earlier analyses, founded on incomplete datasets, have attempted to interpret the material in isolation from its onomastic context; this has led to confusion about the significance of such names. Here the analysis of sǣte names is based on a more complete corpus, leading to a radically new interpretation of their distribution, chronology and historical context, with significant implications for our understanding of the evolution of Anglo-Saxon administrative geography and the wider perception of so-called ‘folk’ names.

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Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Baker, J. (2017) Old English sǣte and the historical significance of ‘folk’ names. Early Medieval Europe, 25: 417–442. doi: 10.1111/emed.12226., which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/emed.12226/abstract. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Keywords: Onomastics; Folk-names; Anglo-Saxon England; Early medieval
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of English
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/emed.12226
Depositing User: baker, John
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2016 13:48
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2017 11:56
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/32845

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